How to Tie a Tie: Mastering the Art with Brooks Brothers Neckwear

Tying a tie is a skill that every man should have in his repertoire. Whether you're getting ready for a wedding, a job interview, or a formal event, knowing how to tie a tie is essential. Using the fine neckwear selection from Brooks Brothers, we will walk you through the tie-tying technique step by step.

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How to Tie a Tie the Easy Way


Let's start with the basics of how to tie a tie using Brooks Brothers' easy and sophisticated ties. Follow these steps:

Step 1

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Drape your tie around your neck with the wide end on your dominant side (usually the right) and the narrow end on your non-dominant side (usually the left). Ensure that the wide end is longer than the narrow end.

Step 2

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Cross the wide end over the narrow end, forming an X-shape just below your neck.

Step 3

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Wrap the wide end behind the narrow end, bringing it back to the front, making sure it's on the dominant side again.

Step 4

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Cross the wide end over the narrow end one more time, creating another X.

Step 5

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Bring the wide end up through the hole between your neck and the tie.

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Now, take the wide end and pass it up through the loop around your neck.

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Finally, adjust the knot by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up towards your collar.

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Ensure that the knot is snug and symmetrical.

This method is the simplest and quickest way to tie a tie and works seamlessly with any tie you have in your collection.

Different Ways to Tie a Tie

The Windsor Knot





For a more sophisticated look, you can opt for the Windsor knot.It's a broad, triangular knot that's ideal for weddings and other ceremonial occasions. Here's how to tie a Windsor knot step by step:
  • Start with the wide end of your tie on your right and the narrow end on your left;
  • Cross the wide end over the narrow end, creating an X;
  • Bring the wide end up and behind the narrow end, passing it to the right side;
  • Wrap the wide end around the narrow end from right to left;
  • Bring the wide end up and through the loop around your neck;
  • Now, pass the wide end down through the knot you've created in the front;
  • Gently tighten the knot by holding the narrow end and pulling the wide end upwards. Adjust the knot until it's symmetrical and snug against your Brooks Brothers shirt collar.


  • The Windsor knot with a tie is a classic choice. Wear it with white dress shirt and elegant suit to exude confidence and elegance.


    The Half Windsor Knot





    The Half Windsor knot is a fantastic alternative if you want a knot that's less bulky than the Windsor but yet conveys a sense of individuality. Here's how to tie a Half Windsor knot:
  • Begin with the wide end of your Brooks Brothers tie on the right and the narrow end on the left;
  • Cross the wide end over the narrow end, forming an X just below your neck;
  • Wrap the wide end around the narrow end from right to left;
  • Bring the wide end up and through the loop around your neck;
  • Pass the wide end down through the knot in the front;
  • Tighten the knot by holding the narrow end and pulling the wide end upward. Adjust as needed to achieve a neat, symmetrical knot.


  • By pairing it with a chic jacket and a casual shirt, the Half Windsor knot finds a compromise between the basic knot's simplicity of use and the Full Windsor's elegance, making it appropriate for a variety of contexts.


    Knowing how to tie a tie is a valuable skill for any man. When you do it, you not only master the art but also add a touch of elegance to your style. Whether you prefer the simple and easy method or opt for more intricate knots like the Windsor and Half Windsor, Brooks Brothers' ties offer a perfect complement to your attire for weddings, job interviews, or any formal event. With a little practice, you'll become an expert at tying a tie, guaranteeing you always look sharp and put-together.