The Windsor is the most well-known tie knot for official occasions such as business meetings, job interviews, etc. It’s a large and symmetric knot that looks good on wide collar shirts. Keep in mind that due to its width, the Windsor visually shortens the neck a bit. The knot is rather complicated in structure and might turn out too large on thick ties, so it is recommended for lighter materials. The Duke of Windsor is commonly believed to be the inventor of the knot, but in fact it was invented by the public in an attempt to copy the large Four-in-hand knot on the Duke’s tie, which was made of especially thick materials.

Step 1: What you see in the picture is your mirror reflection: you will see the same picture if you stand in front of the mirror. Drape the tie over your neck with the wide end on your right. The narrow end should be about a foot long.

Step 2: Cross the wide end over the narrow end.

Step 3: Pass the wide end through the loop around your neck from beneath. Pull the knot tight after every step to prevent it from working loose.

Step 4: Bring the wide end downward and to the left under the narrow end.

Step 5: Pass the wide end between the collar and the knot from above to the left.

Step 6: Bring the wide end over the knot to the left.

Step 7: Pass the wide end between the collar and the knot from beneath.

Step 8: Pass the wide end downward through the loop it has formed. Tighten and shape the knot.

Step 9: Adjust the position of the knot, holding it with one hand and pulling the narrow end with the other.

Step 10: The Windsor knot is complete!

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