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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.


1650


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


1800s


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


1936


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!).


Today


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

Half-windsor

Even knot
Medium sized knot
Not so easy

Windsor

Large knot
Even knot
Not so easy

 

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