The Windsor Knot
below are instructions on how to tie the Windsor knot.
This knot is perfect for a spread collar shirts or athletic
This is the knot you see most Europeans wearing and has become extremely popular in the last 18 months with the
slimmer lapel suits combined with tiny checkered dress shirts.
This knot is a little more difficult to make - but fear knot...
essentially all you are doing is making an X across the slimmer end of
the tie, flipping it over the X, and then slipping it under.
with the wide end "A" and extend it about 12 inches
below narrow end "B". Now cross the wide end
"A" over narrow end "B".
turn the wide end "A" back underneath the narrow end
by bringing the wide end "A" back over in front of
the narrow end "B" again. Do pull a little tight as
you want to tighten the fabric a little but not too much where
the wide end "A" will not ride along the narrow end
"B" in a later step.
pull the wide end "A" up, behind, and over the X and
then under the loop around your neck.
take the wide end "A" and slip it under the knot and
up towards the neck.
the wide end "A" now and slip it under the last
cross over and begin to pull the tie down.
lastly, continue to pull the wide end and squeezing the knot.
This knot typically does not require, and we don't think it
even looks good to have a dimple - so, just flatten the sides
for the finishing touch.
We hope that the above illustration helps - this knot is a
little more complex, but a wonderful one to have in your
arsenal of knots. Now that you have a fairly good idea
on how to tie a tie - go out and purchase one or two
neckties to wear.