Learn 3 more ways (Four-in-Hand Knot, Half Windsor Knot, and Pratt Knot) from the full article:
  1. 1.
    Choose the traditional Windsor knot as a more formal alternative to the Half Windsor.
    The Duke of Windsor started the trend for this knot back in the 1930s. It has remained popular to this day because it projects a statement that suggests the wearer is elegant and has confidence. It's more dignified than the Four-in-Hand knot, but a little harder to tie. This knot should be worn with a spread collar.
  2. 2.
    Put the tie around your neck.
    One end should be considerably wider than the other. Make sure the wider end is on the right, and about a foot (30cm) lower than the thinner side on the left.
  3. 3.
    Cross the wide end over the narrow end.
  4. 4.
    Bring your tie up through the loop.
  5. 5.
    Bring your tie back down.
    The wide end should be resting to the left of the narrow end.
  6. 6.
    Pull the wide end underneath the narrow end and to the right.
  7. 7.
    Pull the wide end through the loop, this time on the right side.
    The wide end should now be inside out.
  8. 8.
    Cross the wide end over the thin end again, from right to left.
  9. 9.
    Bring the wide end under the loop.
  10. 10.
    Fold the wide end through the loop and into the knot at the front of the tie.
  11. 11.
    Tighten the knot into a triangle using both hands.
    Slowly tighten the narrow end to bring the tie closer to the neck. For a more modern, fashionable and casual look, make the knot a good few inches or centimeters down below the collar. For all formal occasions, however, keep the knot at the traditional distance away from the collar.