How to Tie a Trinity Tie Knot

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How to Tie a Trinity Tie Knot
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If you want a tie knot that really stands out, try the trinity knot. It's eye-catching and, though it looks complicated, if you know how to tie a Windsor knot you're halfway there already. If you're new to ties you can pick up the technique after just a few attempts.

Length
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Length

The trinity is a small end knot, so you will need more fabric from the narrow end. The wide end goes on your left side for this knot -- measure the length so it ends slightly above your belly button.

Go Over
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Go Over

Pull the narrow end over the wide end.

Up and Through
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Up and Through

Pull the narrow end up through the loop around your neck toward your right shoulder.

Down and Around the Back
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Down and Around the Back

Pull the end down over the loop on the right side and then wrap it around the back.

Down the Back
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Down the Back

Pull the end over and down the loop again.

Almost There
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Almost There

By now it should look something like this.

Come Across
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Come Across

Wrap the end across the front of the knot. Be sure to leave some slack.

Down the Small Loop
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Down the Small Loop

Pull the end up around the back of the knot and thread it through the space between the knot and the part of the tie you just wrapped across in the previous step.

Down and to the Side
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Down and to the Side

Pull the end down to the right side, but not too tight because you'll be coming back through that part soon.

Around the Back One More Time
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Around the Back One More Time

Pull the end around the back to the left side.

Make Another Loop
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Make Another Loop

This can be tricky at first, but you need to make a loop where you pulled the end through in slide 8. The easiest way is to just pull a little on that part from the top of the knot, just enough to thread through the end from below.

Tighten and Adjust
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Tighten and Adjust

You shouldn't tighten this knot much as it looks better when it's big. If you're going to wear a complicated knot like this you should flaunt it. If there's some extra fabric left on the narrow end you can tuck it in behind your collar and it will stay there.

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