A staple of men's closet, the tie is your most trusted ally to be elegant. To tie it is an art to master for every gentleman. As Oscar Wilde used to say, “a well-tied tie is the first serious step in life”. Pochette Square will help you learn three unavoidable knots, illustrated by diagrams. No need to thank us, we've been here before.


Tie Four In Hand KnotTie Prince Albert KnotTie Windsor Knot


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Tie Four in Hand Knot
A staple of tie knots, the four-in-hand knot, is the one you need to master first. A slender knot, the four-in-hand will work well with most types of collars, and ties' width.

1. Start with the wide end of your tie on your left, and the small end on your right. Be careful to give extra length to the wide end, around 30 centimetres. Cross the wide end over the small one.
2. Make the wide end of your tie slide over the small end.
3. Put the wide end over the small one.
4. Pull the wide end from up into the neck loop you just created from underneath and then down through the same loop.
5. Tighten your knot. Your tie should stop before your belt. The small end must be invisible.
Cravate Noeud Simple


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Tie Prince Albert Knot
Cravate Noeud Double
Very similar to the four-in-hand, the Prince Albert Knot is a wider knot, easily recognisable by the second turn of the wide end of your tie. This knot will be great with slimmer ties. If it will work with most collars, but spread or Italian collars are the ones that it will fit best.

1. Put the wide end of your tie on your left, and the small one on your right. Make sure that the wide end is lower by 40 centimetres. Cross the wide end over the small one.
2. Pull the wide end underneath the small one a first time.
3. Repeat on the other side.
4. Take the wide end up through the neck loop created.
5. Pull down the wide end of your tie.
6. Adjust your tie and centre it.


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Tie Windsor Knot
A solid and wide triangular knot, the Windsor knot, sometimes also called Full or Double Windsor is the knot to know for formal occasions. Even though legend gives the paternity of this knot to the very chic Duke of Windsor, he never wore it. He only used the four-in-hand, but with wide and thick ties which made such a strong impact that the public created this knot to emulate him. This knot will fit spread collars like the Italian ones or the Windsor. This knot will work well with thinner ties. To realise this knot, make sure that the wide of your tie is much longer than the small one. The small end should be around your belly-button.

1. Start with the wide end of your tie on your left and the small one on your right.
2. Put the wide end over the small end.
3. Underneath the small end, make a loop on the right side.
4.Put the wide end underneath the loop we've just created.
5. Do the same on the left side. You now have two loops, one on the right and one on the left.
6. Roll around the two previous loops with the wide end.
7. Put the wide end up the neck loop by underneath.
8. Hold the small hand, and pull down your wide end through the new loop. Pull it gently to tighten it.
9. Adjust your knot to make sure that it is perfectly symmetrical. You might need to do it once or twice to have the desired result.

Cravate Noeud Windsor