Windsor Knot Video


Spread collar dress shirt would be more appropriate for a Windsor tie knot as it has the biggest knot size. Avoid thicker fabrics like wool ties, knit ties and woven ties.

Windsor knot, also known as Full Windsor or mistakenly referred to as Double Windsor, is one of the four classic tie knots which are most well known in the world. The other three are Half Windsor Knot, Four in Hand Knot, and Pratt Knot.

It is characterized by its symmetrical shape and large tie knot.

It's more commonly used in business and formal occasions. However it's not suitable for narrow collar shirts and tie made of thick fabrics which make the knot looks extreme big.

There are more than one way of tying this knot, so don't get confuse if the way someone tying the knot is different from this one.

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The Windsor Necktie Knot Video(02:18)


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How to Tie a Necktie Using Windsor Knot

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 1

Windsor Tie Knot Step 1

Drape the necktie around your collar. Wide end on your right, adjust the tie so that the wide end is approximately 12 inches below the narrow end.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 2

Windsor Tie Knot Step 2

Hold the narrow end with right hand and cross the wide end over the narrow end to form a 'X'.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 3

Windsor Tie Knot Step 3

Use your right hand thumb and first two fingers to hold at the crossing point where the narrow and wide end meet. Try to position the point as close to your neck as possible. By now you should see a loop being created around your neck.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 4

Windsor Tie Knot Step 4

Bring the wide end up and pull through the loop. Now the wide end should be back to the left side again with the seam side facing you.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 5

Windsor Tie Knot Step 5

Bring the wide end behind the narrow end.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 6

Windsor Tie Knot Step 6

Take the wide end up and shove it down through the loop. Now the wide end should be on the right with the seam side facing out.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 7

Windsor Tie Knot Step 7

Cross the wide end over in front of the narrow end. The wide end now should be on the left of the narrow end with the seam side facing you.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 8

Windsor Tie Knot Step 8

Take the wide end up and pull through the loop again.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 9

Windsor Tie Knot Step 9

Slip the tip of the wide end through the knot just created and pull it through all the way to tighten the knot. However, it should not be too tight at this moment.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Windsor Knot Step 10

Windsor Tie Knot Step 10

Hold the narrow end with left hand and place your right hand thumb and index finger at the tip of the knot, pull the narrow end down and push the knot up snugly to your collar.


Original Version of Windsor Knot (01:48)

The way of tying the original version of Windsor necktie knot is a bit confusing, especially for first timer. As the process involved frequent change of hands here and there, you may have to view the clip a few times to get the picture right.

The top version is more frequently used as it is easier to learn. Moreover, the size and appearance of the knot is almost the same as the original version.

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