How to Tie a Necktie 

An easy to follow Guide step by step.

About the Windsor Knot

The full Windsor knot is the correct term for one of the most classic and instantly recognizable tie knots known to well-groomed men. Its royal name originates back to the reign of the Duke Of Windsor (King Edward VIII before his abdication), where men would emulate the style of his wide knot tie.

Windsor Knot Tying Instructions

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  1. Put the tie around the collar of your shirt. Start with the wide end of the tie on your right and extending a foot below thin end. The tip of the wide end should rest at your knee(slightly above at or below knee, this will vary depending on your height and the length of your tie). You will only move the wide end to make the knot.
  2. Move the wide end over the small end to the right.
  3. Up into the neck loop from underneath & down to the right.
  4. Around the back of the small end to the left.
  5. Up to the center, towards neck loop.
  6. Through the neck loop and down to the left.
  7. Across the front to the right.
  8. Up into the neck loop from  underneath(hold the loop with a finger from closing).
  9. Down through the loop you've just created in the front.
  10. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up and shape the knot. To tighten it closer to the shirt collar hold still the small end and grab the knot by pulling up. To remove the tie pull the small end from the top of the knot on the right side.

The wide end of your tie tip should barely touch your belt. If its too long down then repeat step one you'll need to adjust the wide end of your tie above your knee to make it shorter. If your tie is too small and doesn't touch your belt then its the opposite you'll need to make the wide end below your knee in step one to make it longer. Remember practice makes perfect!