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Wedding Advice - How to tie a Windsor Knot

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 0

The Windsor knot is especially suited to shirts that have a wide cutaway collar. The finished Windsor knot is very wide and has a marked triangular appearance which is particularly suitable for people with long thin necks as it has the effect of shortening the length of the neck. The Winsor knot is thick and substantial which projects the impression of a substantial person (not a thick one hopefully!). The windor knot is ideal for weddings.

Things You Will Need

A tie, a mirror and patience!

Step 1

Windsor Knot, Step 1

Button your shirt with the collar extended and place the tie around the neck with the wide end at about upper thigh height. Fold the collar down to cover the tie as shown in fig 1.

NOTE; The longer wide end of your tie should come to about the end of your middle finger when you right arm is held at your side. This should give the approximate correct length of tie. The aim is to have the wide end of the completed tie just touching the waistband of your trousers.

Step 2

Windsor Knot, Step 2
Holding the narrow end of the tie with your left hand pass the wide (long) end of your tie over the short end as shown in fig 2.

Step 3

Windsor Knot, Step 3
Continue to hold the short end and push the wide end under the neck loop as detailed in fig 3.

Step 4

Windsor Knot, Step 4
Keeping hold of the short end of your tie bring the wide end of the tie down and across the narrow end of your tie as shown in fig 4.

Step 5

Windsor Knot,Step 5
Now you can pass the wide end of the tie under the narrow end of your tie as shown in fig 5.

Step 6

Windsor Knot,Step 6
Now the long end of the tie can be passed over the front of the nascent knot as detailed in fig 6, this loop will form the front face of the competed knot.

Step 7

Windsor Knot, Step 7
Keeping a firm hold on the narrow end of your tie you can push the wide end under the neck loop with your right hand. As shown in fig 7.

Step 8

Now you can push the wide end of your tie through the front loop which will form the knot. As shown in fig 8.

Step 9

Windsor Knot, Step 9
The last thing to do is to tighten the knot by pulling the wide end of your tie until the correct triangular shape is formed. When you are satisfied with the knot it can be pushed up the short end of the tie until it covers the first button and is comfortably positioned. Take care not to tighten it too much as this can crinkle the collar and ruin the effect especially when you go puce.
'Tie' in the look with a pair of mens cufflinks.

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