How To Tie a Tie

How to tie a windsor knot

If you ever wanted a tie that knot that will make you feel like a king, the Windsor Knot is the one to do it. Also known as the Double Windsor or the Full Windsor, the Windsor Knot is the most grand and regal tie knot in our repertoire due to its full appearance. It offers a robust, wide knot size that forms a triangle appearance at the top of your necktie. Although it's widely thought to have been favoured by the Duke of Windsor, the truth is that he never wore it. The Windsor Knot was invented by the public of England who wanted to achieve a robust tie knot without the need for a thicker tie. By its history alone, the Windsor Knot boasts noble associations that will no doubt make you look and feel like royalty.

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Windsor Knot tying steps

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  1. Place the tie around your neck with the wide end on the right and the skinny end on the left. Position the wide end lower than the skinny end.
  2. Cross the wide end over the skinny end towards the left.
  3. Fold it up through the neck loop from underneath and then pass it down to the left side.
  4. Cross it underneath the skinny end towards the right.
  5. Fold it through the neck loop and then pass it down to the right side.
  6. Cross it over the skinny end towards the left.
  7. Fold it up through the neck loop from underneath.
  8. Pass it down through the loop you’ve created in the knot.
  9. Pull down on the wide end to fasten the knot and then slide it up towards your neck.
How To Tie a Tie

ABOUT THIS KNOT

The Windsor Knot was invented to emulate the tie knot that the Duke of Windsor favoured. The Duke preferred a wide knot for his ties and he ordered them to be made specially with thick fabrics to achieve this. The public of England invented the Windsor Knot to imitate his robust knot style without needing specially thick fabrics. Very resourceful, don't you think?

Tips for wearing the Windsor Knot

The Full Windsor is a big and confident knot so it's a superb statement for corporate settings. The Windsor Knot works well with both skinny and standard neckties and it's a great resource for bringing a bit of fullness to thinner ties. Because the Windsor Knot is quite bold, it's best worn with paired-back styles and patterns.

Tips for tying the Full Windsor

Because the Windsor Knot uses a sizeable amount of fabric in the tying process, it's important to start with the wide end sitting significantly lower than the skinny end. If the wide end isn't given enough length at the beginning, your finished tie length may look too short and out of proportion.
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