How to Tie a Tie | Windsor (aka Full Windsor or Double Windsor) | For Beginners

How to tie a tie – easy and quick, step by step. The Windsor (aka Double Windsor, Full Windsor) is a popular way of tying a necktie with a sharp, symmetrical, triangular knot. It’s perfect for job interviews, proms, weddings, formals, graduations, work and business meetings.

The instructions in this video tutorial are suitable for all ages – for beginners, novices, the burgeoning fashionista or the expert stylist looking to bring that look to perfection. Viewers are guided – slowly and clearly on how to wear a neck-tie.

When tied correctly, the Windsor evokes respect, professionalism and sophistication. Wear a tie with refinement. There are many ways to tie a necktie. This is one of the best.

Check out our video on how to tie a tie using a Half Windsor knot:

If you’re looking for something quicker and easier, try how to tie a tie using the Four-in-hand knot:

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Hi there, I’m going to show you one of the most popular ways to tie a tie – using the Windsor knot – also known as the Double Windsor or the Full Windsor. Start with your collar up and the tie around your neck. If you are right handed, hold the wide end of the tie in your right hand and the narrow end of the tie in your left hand. Now, it is important to remember that the longer you make the wide end, the lower the tie will hang when you are finished. Basically, you want to line up your tie like this. If you remember this, you will save yourself a lot of time later on. Now cross each end over – wide end over the top – and leave about this much on the narrow end. That is about four inches or ten centimetres. With your left hand, take the wide end of the tie. Thread it through the back of this opening from behind. Thread it all the way through, like this. Now take the wide end of the tie, and with your left hand, wrap it all the way around the back like this. Switch hands. Notice here how the back of the tie is facing outward. Taking the wide end, now, in your right hand, thread it through the front of this opening. Alright! The hardest part is now done; the rest is easy! What you can see here is the inside of your knot. It should look a bit like a triangle. Put your left index finger on the knot, like this, and keep it there. With your other hand, wrap the wide end around the knot, from right to left – and then grab it from behind. Keep your index finger where it is. With your right hand, push the wide end through this opening again – from the back. Alright, here comes the punch-line! Your index finger has created a little tunnel. What you need to do now is thread the tie down through the tunnel. The last step now is to adjust and tighten it – alternating between the long end and the short end of the tie – gradually pulling the knot up – shaping it as you go – until the tie is just how you want it to be – a sharp, symmetrical, triangular knot. Pull your collar down – and bingo! – a full Windsor knot. Thank you for watching. I hope you found this helpful.

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28 Replies to “How to Tie a Tie | Windsor (aka Full Windsor or Double Windsor) | For Beginners”

  1. I have been watching this from 7 th now am9 the i can't make my tie but my sister always make .today my is going to europe from.australia ???????? best video remember the past ❤????????????

  2. I first watched this video in 2015 for a guy who I just started dating and wanted to gift a tie. So I learned how to tie it for him. Today we just got married and I am tying another one for him so came back hehe

  3. I learned this during my 11th standard and now I am pursuing college and ever since then, I haven't failed in wearing a tie since this method.. Thanks man..

  4. Thanks to this video because I don't know how to make a Tei I was doing so many mistake when I see this video I know my mistake

  5. I am an air cadet and our standard is to use a Double Windsor knot. I believe that almost every single cadet in Canada has come to your video and figured it all out. I'd like to thank you as you have made my cadet career possible.

  6. just starting my first day of college and this video is so helpful i would never be able to do this myself with out having watched this video thank you

  7. Im not sure how that works but wow it works, great tutorial, hopefully in a few months i wont need it ????

  8. I always wanted to create a necktie that hooked onto the front belt to hold up your trousers so that you don’t have to wear suspenders!

  9. Hello sir this is a very helpful video I love this video it makes me good at making time thank you so much sir

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