How to Tie a Windsor Knot

How to Tie a Windsor Knot

The Windsor knot, also referred to as a Full Windsor knot or as a Double Windsor knot to distinguish it from the half-Windsor, is a method of tying a necktie. The Windsor knot, compared to other methods, produces a wide symmetrical triangular knot. The Windsor knot is especially suited for a spread or cutaway collar that can properly accommodate a larger knot. For correct wear, the tie used for a Windsor knot should be about 4 centimeters or 1.6 inches longer than a conventional tie. Windsor knot tying is easy with our step by step tutorial.


How to Tie a Windsor Knot:

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  1. Start with the tie around your neck with the small end down to about the midway point of the wider end.
  2. Flip the wider end over the small end.
  3. Bring the wide end up and under the knot and back to previous side.
  4. Swing the wide end around the back.

  5. Bring the wide end up and under the knot and back to previous side.
  6. Carry the wide end across the front from left to right, this creates a loop.
  7. Bring the wide end back up through the loop between your tie and collar. 
  8. Now slip the wide end through the loop that you created.
  9. Tighten knot and center with both hands. Tip: make sure to pull the wide end down while you’re pulling up on the part of the wide end that went up through the hole between your neck and the necktie
  10. Done


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