If a Four-in-Hand is too small and a Windsor is too big, there’s always the Half-Windsor. This lightweight version of a Windsor still has a substantial, symmetrical shape, but it’s streamlined with fewer folds and has a less bulky profile. Because of its medium size, the Half-Windsor is a great knot for all occasions since it pairs nicely with any size shirt collar.
- Start with the wide end on your right side, about 12 inches longer than the narrow end.
- Cross the wide end over the narrow end to your left, and bring it back behind the narrow end to your right.
- Take the wide end up over the front of the knot and down through the loop behind the knot and to your right.
- Bring the wide end around to the front, over the narrow end from right to left.
- Move the wide end up through the back of the loop, pulling all of the tie’s length up.
- Bring the wide end down through the front of the knot. Adjust for desired tightness.