Infographic | How To Tie A Tie & A History

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Infographic | How To Tie A Tie & A History

A short history & how to on tying the perfect necktie. 

The “Tieline”

221 BC

The earliest hint of a tie in history is from China with the famous terracotta army. Each statue wore a tie which, at the time, is thought to represent a badge of honour.

113 AD

Early Roman orators (public speakers of the time) wore neckerchiefs to keep their vocal cords warm and ready.


The Croation scarf was brought to France and embraced as fashionable. The French term for tie, “la cravat”, was used to describe the tie.


In this age, to touch another man’s cravat was a massive taboo and reason enough to begin a duel. Scary stuff.


The Duke of Windsor invented the Windsor, a wide triangular knot placed on shirt collars. This is an still a highly used knot today (check out how to tie it further on!).


The tie as we know it today; it comes in a huge variety of shapes and patterns. They are more colourful and more accessible than ever before.

With a short history lesson under your belt (as the tip of your tie should be), here are the main four tie knots that you will ever need to know.

How to tie a tie?
Refer to the graphic above for an easy to follow visual guide! Here are the tie knots that are covered, along with how easy they are to tie and other things that set them apart.

Four in hand

Easy to tie
Small knot
Uneven knot



Even knot
Medium sized knot
Not so easy



Large knot
Even knot
Not so easy