How to tie a windsor knot

The tie first appeared in ancient China and has grown in popularity ever since. And now, after many centuries since its inception, this accessory has become an indispensable element in the business style of any man. There are about a hundred different patterns by which you can tie it. For this reason, every man at least once faced the question of how to tie a tie — and, more often than not, Windsor is the answer to this difficult question.

What is Windsor

The Windsor tie knot, also called the double knot, is one of the classic ways to tie a tie. Such a knot can be recognized by its characteristic absolutely symmetrical triangle. It is incredibly elegant and at the same time simple in its execution.

However, this knot, despite all its advantages, is not for every day, since you can tie a Windsor tie only in combination with a classic business suit. It will be an excellent complement to your look at any festive event.

The story of

Its name «Windsor» was given in honor of Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor. Remarkable is the fact that the Duke himself had nothing to do with the knot, he never in his life tied his tie in this way. Edward VIII distinguished himself only with an incredible sense of style, his impeccable appearance prompted noble people and fashionistas of that time to begin to imitate the Duke. It was one of these imitators who experimented with tie-tying methods and created the Windsor knot that has become a classic.

READ  Bolo tie in the image of a modern man

How to tie a Windsor knot

Thin and long ties are best suited for Windsor, if you choose too wide a model, then the triangle, which should be voluminous, will become wrinkled and sloppy. If you take a tie that is too short, then its end will be higher than etiquette allows.

In addition to the classic one, there are two more ways to tie a tie with such a knot, Half Windsor and Double Windsor. It is best to start learning to tie «Windsor» with the classic method.

Windsor Knot
Windsor knot.

Step-by-step instruction:

  1. Raise, throw a tie around the neck, the front side should be adjacent to the shirt;
  2. Take the part that is wider and overlap the one that is narrower, so that the wide part is longer than the narrow one;
  3. Through the loop formed around the neck, stretch the long end of the tie from bottom to top;
  4. Lower the wide end down and pull to the right;
  5. Pass it under the short end, so that the front side is adjacent to the shirt;
  6. From bottom to top, stretch the long end through the loop on the neck, it should be to the left of the short end, again with the front side to the shirt;
  7. Take the wide end, perpendicularly throw it over the narrow one so that the wide one is to the right of the narrow one;
  8. Repeat point 3;
  9. If points 7 and 8 are performed correctly, a pocket should form; the long end of the tie must be threaded from top to bottom;
  10. Correct the knot, if necessary, lower the gate.
READ  Head bandana - ways to wear for men

half-windsor

Half Windsor is not as formal as Windsor, but elegant. It can be combined with shirts of any cut and, like a classic knot, is only acceptable with a classic suit. The «half-windsor» scheme is quite simple, an indicator of the correctness of the knot is a characteristic dimple in the center of the tie.

Half-windsor knot
Half-windsor knot.

Step-by-step instruction:

  1. Raise the collar of the shirt, throw a tie around the neck, the seams should be on the side adjacent to the shirt;
  2. Pass the long and wide end of it under the short one, so that the front side is adjacent to the shirt;
  3. From bottom to top, pass the long end through the loop on the neck, it should be to the right of the short end, with the right side facing the shirt;
  4. Wrap the narrow end on top so that the wide end is to the left of it and the wrong side to the shirt;
  5. From the bottom up, pass the wide end through the loop;
  6. Pass it through the pocket obtained after completing points 4 and 5;
  7. Correct the knot, if necessary, lower the gate.

Double Windsor

The Double Windsor Knot is the opposite of the Half Windsor. It was created not to make it easier, but to complicate the scheme of the classic version. «Double Windsor» is intended to give the image even greater solemnity and formality.

Double Windsor
Double Windsor.

Step-by-step instruction:

  1. Raise the collar of the shirt, throw a tie around the neck, the seams should be on the side adjacent to the shirt. Initially, the wide part should be on the left and no more than 30 cm below the narrow one;
  2. Put the ends of the cross on the cross so that the narrow one is on the left, and the wide one is on the right;
  3. Pull the wide part through the loop around the neck, threading it from below;
  4. Lower it down so that it is on the left again;
  5. Pass the long end under the narrow one, right side to the shirt;
  6. Pass it through the loop on the neck so that it is on the left, while the front side is adjacent to the shirt;
  7. Return the wide part to the right, wrapping it perpendicularly from above with a narrow one;
  8. From the bottom up, pass the wide end through the loop;
  9. Pass it through the pocket obtained after completing points 8 and 9;
  10. Correct the knot, if necessary, lower the gate.
READ  Variety of types of men's ties

Whichever tying pattern you choose, all three versions of Windsor, together with a business suit, will look great.

Like this article? Share with friends:

;-) :| :x : Twisted: : Smile: : Shock: : sad: : roll: : Razz: : Oops: :o : Mrgreen: : Lol: : Idea: : Grin: : Evil: : Cry: : Cool: : Arrow: : ???: :?: :!: