How To Tie A Simple Knot

You’ve bought yourself an impressive necktie (probably OTAA) and you need to know how to tie it properly. The Simple Knot will help you out. Knowing how to tie a tie is an important life skill that every man should have; no more clip-ons and pre-tied neckties for you, my friend. Before we try doing the fancy stuff, it’s important to get the basics down pat. Just think of it like Mario Kart; you can’t unlock the higher levels before you master the first level. Have a listen...
The Simple Knot, also known as the ‘Oriental Knot’, is your go-to style when you need to rush out the door. It’s the easiest knot in our repertoire and it contains the fewest amount of steps. It will escort you from your mundane days at the office to your laidback drinks in the evening. In other words; it’s a god send. Because of its unfailing versatility, we owe it to ourselves to learn how to execute it properly. Don’t fear, it’s easy.

Step by Step Guide: How To Tie A Simple Knot


Step 1 Drape the tie around your neck, with the underside facing the outwards. Place the wide end on the right and the narrow end on the left. The wide end should sit significantly lower than the narrow end.
Step 2 Cross the wide end underneath the narrow end towards the left.
Step 3 Cross it back over the narrow end towards the right.
Step 4 Fold it up through the neckloop from underneath.
Step 5 Pass it down through the loop you’ve just created in the front.
Step 6 Pull down on the wide end to fasten the knot and then slide it up towards your neck.