How to Tie the Perfect Windsor Knot
KAUFMANN presents a step-by-step guide to tie the perfect Windsor knot.
The Windsor knot is named after the Duke of Windsor, a man who preferred wide tie knots. The knot is often used by the military, and it’s said to radiate power and authority. The Windsor knot is symmetrical and triangular. Be aware that the knot works best on large necks and on ties made of thinner fabric, as it’s quite big.
- Hold the wide end to the right and the small end around 10-12 centimeters below your belt.
- Move the wide end across the small end, so they cross each other below your chin.
- Move the wide end up and under the loop at the neck.
- Move the wide end through the loop and pull it all the way down.
- Move the wide end behind the knot and around to the opposite side.
- Move the wide end over the loop and then downwards again. Now, you have a loop on each side of the small end.
- Bring the wide end across, so that it covers the front of the knot. Keep it there.
- Move the wide end below the loop at the neck.
- Pull the wide end down through the loop in front, tighten the knot and adjust it in place.