Couture Crib
How to tie the Balthus Knot image
Home >> Guides >> Balthus Knot: How To Tie The Balthus Necktie Knot

Balthus Knot: How To Tie The Balthus Necktie Knot

(Last Updated On: September 27, 2017)
Balthus knot image infographic
Balthus Knot / Photo-RealMenRealStyle

The Balthus knot is often referred to as a cousin to the “Full Windsor”.

This tie knot style was invented by Polish-French artist, Balthasar Klossowski in the early 1930s. Many opine that Balthasar created it out of boredom. Even at that, he didn’t wear it all the time despite the fact that it was unique and different. For most men, it’s simpler to tie the Atlantic Knot than it is to tie the Balthus knot. The tie you will use for tying the Balthus Knot needs to be a bit long. This is because of the many moves you’re set to make when knotting the tie style. A total of 9 moves will be made while 4 loops will be created as you knot this tie style.

Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to tie a Balthus Knot.

  • Place your tie on your neck with the back of the tie facing outside and the wider end to your right and the thin end to your left. The thin end should be shorter than the wider end.
  • Take the wider end and pass it under the thin end and then up through the top so it comes out to the right.
  • Pass it again through the top and it should come out to the left.
  • Next, pass it through the top and it should come out to the right.
  • Lastly, with a finger or two in place to make a loop, take it to the left and pass it under to the top. Then pass it through the loop where your fingers are. Adjust the tie and you are good to go.

Learn how to tie the bow tie or see other tie knot styles.

Below is the video explanation on how to tie the Balthus Necktie Knot.


That was pretty easy, right? Don’t forget to share it with your friends.

Couture Gent

Who doesn't like to look good?

Add comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Your Header Sidebar area is currently empty. Hurry up and add some widgets.