How to Tie a Simple Tie Knot Necktie for Someone Else – Oriental Knot (Watch Video)

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The oriental knot also known as the simple knot or small knot is the simplest method to tying a necktie. It contains the fewest possible steps and is very easy to learn. It’s named the oriental knot because it’s also the most popular knot in Asia. It goes well with a classic collar or medium spread collar. The oriental knot works well if your tie is on the shorter side, thicker neck ties or if you are taller and need the extra length. This necktie is for you!


Check out these quick and easy steps:

1. Drape the tie over your neck, with the reverse side out – the inside of your tie facing outward and the wide end on your right side.

2. Cross the narrow end of the tie over the wide end.

3. Wrap the wide end of the tie back over the narrow end, from left to right.

4. Pass the wide end of the tie under the narrow end and bring it up through the center of the loop around your neck.

5. Bring the wide end down through the loop in front.

6. Gently tighten the knot by pulling down on the narrow end and sliding the knot up to your collar


Want to know how to tie a bow tie on someone else? Check out this article.

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Erin is a fashion enthusiast, all-around craftsy girl, marketer, and devoted mom. She’s been with Wardrobe Hackers since day 1, as the author and “star” of our very first blog post and Youtube video. Before joining Wardrobe Hackers, Erin had her own custom wreath-making business (Front Door Décor) and prior to that, she managed key accounts with Enterprise. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two young girls and a beagle that sheds (a lot!).

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