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What tie knots are very easy to learn?

Benno Büchler, 29.03.2023

Noch mehr einfache Knoten, die jeder schnell lernen kann

Another tie blog!

I know I've already addressed simple, respectively mandatory tie knots in a post, but those were far from all.

Here you will find 5 more tie knots that you can implement immediately. As always, they are accompanied by written instructions and one in video form.

Have fun trying it out.

Hanover knot

Der Hannover Knoten, aus, wer hätte das gedacht, hannover
Source: Own photo

A distant cousin of the Windsor knot, the Hanover knot, also known as the Hanoverian knot, is even more voluminous than the double Windsor knot and requires a correspondingly large amount of fabric.

The name is also related, as the House of Hanover has been married to the British monarch family, the Windsors, for over three generations.

  1. Start with the wide end on your right side, the seam should be on the outside and the wide end should be about 10-12 cm below your belt buckle.
  2. Pass the wide end under the narrow end, to the left.
  3. Put the wide end in front, the narrow end to the right.
  4. Pull the wide end from behind through the neck loop and down to the left.
  5. Bring the wide end around to the right.
  6. Dive into the neck loop from the top and pull it down to the left.
  7. Cross the wide end to the right before the knot. And then hold open this band with your finger.
  8. Pull the wide end from the back through the neck loop and down to the middle.
  9. Feed the wide end through the tape (step 7).
  10. Tighten the knot and straighten it.

The Hanover Knot, like the Oriental Knot or the Grantchester, is an inside-out knot. However, that's not the most striking feature of this knot. The knot is huge. Although it can be tied nicely and compactly, and you'll likely get it right on the first or second attempt, its size should not be underestimated.

So be sure to wear it on, say, business occasions where you already have a position that others can look up to. With this knot you can show dominance and consolidate your presence well.

You may have to help yourself to a vest if the wide end is not long enough.

Plattsburgh knot

der elegante, kleine Plattsbugh knoten
Source: Own photo

Are you a fan of the Big Apple?

Now I'm going to show you a node, it's straight from New York, more specifically from Plattsburgh.

Who would have thought that the node called like a city also comes from there.

What makes this knot, besides the symmetry, is certainly the shape. If you do it right, it makes a nice triangle that is very wide at the top and vanishingly narrow at the bottom.

To achieve this, it's important that you tighten the knot after every single step.

  1. Start with the wide end on the right and the seam on the outside.
  2. Go through with the wide end behind the narrow end, to the left.
  3. Guide the wide end up and through the neck loop to the lower right.
  4. Pull it up again and down through the neck loop to the left.
  5. Put the wide end over the knot to the right and keep the loop loose so you can go through it again later.
  6. Pull the wide end up through the neck loop from the bottom and down through the loop from point 5.
  7. Tighten by holding the knot and pulling on the narrow end. Adjust the edges symmetrically.

If you stick to these steps (and don't forget to tighten between steps), you'll also quickly succeed with the Plattsburgh.

Due to the shape of the node, the Dimple is practically formed automatically here.

If you're rather tall, the Plattsburgh is sure to look great on you if you pair it with a rather tight collar.


Der Grantchesterknoten, einfach zu perfektionieren und wunderschön asymmetrisch
Source: Own photo

If you find the Windsor- and the Hanoverian knot just too conservative, perhaps the Grantchester knot is the perfect choice.

Like the other two, the Grantchester is made up of a lot of turns, which can drastically shorten the length of the tie. Since the knot itself gets quite thick, I advise against the knit tie. Use a smooth one instead.

  1.  We start with the wide end on the right side. Here the seam is on the outer side. To have enough fabric, the top should be about 10-12 cm below your belt.
  2. Guide the wide end under the narrow end to the left.
  3. Put it to the right before the narrow end.
  4. Guide the wide end behind the narrow end to the left again.
  5. Wrap it over the front to the right. Now you should have wrapped the narrow end twice.
  6. Guide the wide end from behind through the neck loop to the lower left.
  7. Place it again around the back to the right.
  8. Wrap the wide end around the front of the knot to the left.
  9. Pull the wide end from behind through the neck loop and down through the band formed at point 8.
  10. Tighten and adjust.

The knot is, compared to e.g. the Hanoverian also very voluminous, but asymmetrical.

It pairs well with both a shark collar and a button-down if you want to pay more attention to the knot.

Kelvin knot

Der Kelvin Knoten benannt nach dem Selben mann die die Temperatureinheit
Source: Own photo

An evolution of the Oriental node that makes it a bit more exciting without complicating it.

And yes, it is named after the same person after whom the temperature unit Kelvin is named. (William Thomson or Lord Kelvin, for the physics fans among you)

The Kelvin knot is rather elongated and thus gives the impression that the facial features are somewhat elongated.

  1. Initially, the wide end should be to your right with the seam facing up.
  2. Leite das breite Ende unter dem schmalen durch nach links.
  3. Guide the wide end under the narrow one to the left.
  4. Pull it behind the narrow end to the left. And through the front again. Now you should have wrapped the narrow end twice.
  5. Guide it from the bottom through the neck loop. And down through the outer flap.
  6. Gently pull the wide end to tighten. (don't forget the dimple) Slide the knot up and adjust.

Tie enthusiasts will have noticed that the Kelvin knot is practically a Four-in-Hand knot that is tied Inside-Out. This also results in it having a bit more volume than a simple four-in-hand.

When choosing a collar, you are free to decide what you like. But I think he looks best in a rather narrow collar.

Arrow Knot

Der Pfeilknoten, hat sein Name von seinem Aussehen.
Source: Own photo

Finally, I have a knot that looks a little more unconventional than the others, however, it is also quite easy to tie.

It's practically a double Windsor with a little ad-on namely this one loop at the neck that makes the knot look like a downward arrow.

Some trickery is needed here, but I figured it's way too easy for an expert node, so here it is in this list.

  1. First we make a normal double Windsor.
  2. Put the tie around your neck so that the wide end is on the right and hangs down longer than the narrow end.
  3. Hold the narrow end with your left hand while you place the wide end over the narrow one with your right hand.
  4. Feed the wide end under the tie up through the neck loop and form a loop.
  5. Pass the wide end just behind the knot and form another loop by placing it over the neck loop and pulling it down to the right.
  6. Place the wide end over the knot in front.
  7. Feed the wide end diagonally up through the neck loop.
  8. Hold the narrow end and pull the wide end through the loop created, at the front of the knot.
  9. Let the finished knot still hang loosely while we prepare the arrow part.
  10. Open the second top knot of your shirt and turn the narrow end 180°.
  11. Pull the narrow end up behind the knot and push it into your shirt from above. From the side, you can already pull out the narrow end a little through the open shirt button.
  12. Put on the tie, but be careful not to pull the narrow end back out of your shirt.
  13. Push the remnant of the narrow end through the shirt so that the part that is still visible at the top looks nice.
  14. Close your shirt and straighten the knot.

I think the Arrow Knot looks best when you pair it with a wide tie and collar.

It's just a small addition to a very classic tie, but it easily manages to draw attention to itself. So if you want to spice up your outfit a bit, this is certainly a good start.


Every gentleman must know how to tie his tie.

But at some point, the most classicmay be a bit too boring and you want to break out of your routine.

For exactly this situation, these tie knots are designed. The level of difficulty remains small, but variety is guaranteed.

If these are still too boring for you, check out the expert nodes Part one, two and three, you're bound to find something more exciting.

Quelle Titelbild: Pixabay | überarbeiteter Beitrag

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