Our How to Tie your Tartan Tie blog post series aims to give you useful hints and tips to show your tartan tie off to it's full potential! This week we discuss The Half Windsor Knot.
The Half Windsor KnotIt is believed that the Half Windsor knot was originally created as a way of simplifying the slightly more advance Windsor Knot. The Half Windsor started to gain popularity in the 1950's, worn with the grey business suits of the time. Despite it's name, the Half Windsor Knot isn't really half the size of a Windsor Knot but in fact is about three-quarters of the size. It's a great knot to master being both a good size to wear with most collar types and a symmetrical shape making this a simple, yet formal knot.
How to tie your Half Windsor Knot1. Start your Windsor Knot with the wide end of your tie on the right side and the small end on the left. Adjust your tie so that the small end of your tie rests slightly above your belly-button. Cross the wide end of your to the left, over the narrow end of your tie. 2. Bring the wide end of the tie around the back of the narrow end. 3. Now bring the wide end up towards your face and then down through the loop created and to the left side. 4. Cross the wide end of the tight across the front of the tie and to the right hand side. 5. For the second time bring the wide end of the tie up through the back of the tie and then straight down through the loop. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end of the tie and adjust by sliding the knot up.
Now that you've mastered the art of tying the Half Windsor knot, why not take a look at our pinterest board showing you various ways to style your tartan tie