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How To Tie A Tie - Full Windsor Knot

How To Tie A Tie - Full Windsor Knot

Tie a Tie - Full Windsor Knot. The don of all neck ties and a knot fit for kings; it can only be the full Windsor! Follow this simple guide to tying a full Windsor knot and you'll soon be dressing like the best of them. Learn how to tie a tie properly.

Step 1: You will need:

- A tie - And you might also need a mirror to check the end results

Step 2: Prepare

Turn up the collar of your shirt and do up your top button. Drape the tie around your neck with the main seam facing inwards. The wider end should be on the side of your dominant hand, so if you're right handed it goes on the right side, and if you're left handed, on the left side.

Step 3: Position your tie

If you look carefully you will see a seam on the front of the narrow end of the tie.

Cross the wider end of the tie over the seam. This will ensure that when finished, your tie is the correct length and reaches to your waistline.
Wearing it too short or too long will not look good.

Step 4: Up, under, over

From the starting position pass the wide end up through the middle of the loop around your neck

Bring the wide end to the right, then pass it under the knot to the left side

Thread it over the loop around your neck again, and back to the right.

Step 5: Across and Down

Throw the wide end across the knot to the right and up through the loop around your neck.

Finally thread the wide end down through the middle of the knot.

Step 6: Tighten

Tighten the knot by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up. Turn down you collar and take your time to do any final adjustments.

Step 7: Removing your tie

When taking off your tie, slide the narrow end out and undo the knot. Don't just loosen the knot, and pull it over your head, this will damage the fabric.