How to Tie a Windsor Knot

Thanks to our lovely intern, Katie, we will be rolling out a series of blog posts over the next few weeks on the anatomy of a necktie knot, along with step-by-step instructions on how to tackle those different knots. Hope you enjoy!  - Kathrine

Hi guys!

Today I will be teaching you how to tie the Windsor Knot. This one is definitely the biggest knot, and it's by far the most formal. Here goes! 

Step One:

Start with the wide end on the right. 

 

Step Two:

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Cross the wide end to the left over the narrow end. 

 

Step Three: 

Cross the wide end up under the neck loop and to the right. 

 

Step Four: 

Bring the wide end down through the neck loop and to the left. 

 

Step Five: 

Cross the wide end back underneath the narrow end and to the right. 

 

Step Six: 

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Bring the wide end back up and to the left. 

 

Step Seven: 

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Loop the wide end back around the neck loop.

 

Step Eight: 

Cross the wide end of the tie over to the left. 

 

Step Nine: 

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Cross the wide end of the tie back underneath the neck loop and to the right. 

 

Step Ten: 

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Pull the wide end through the loop in the front. 

 

Step Eleven: 

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Tighten and adjust as needed. 

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Cheers!

- Katie