How to Tie a Necktie

How to Tie a Windsor Knot

The Windsor Knot is named after the castle it was first tied in. It was first used by Ferdinand, Duke of Windsor back in 1687.

  1. Start with the wide part on the right and with the tip touching your belt buckle or a little higher
  2. Put the wide end over the small end to the left.
  3. Bring it around to go from under the neck loop trough it to the top.
  4. From the neck loop bring it to the left
  5. Then wrap it behind the small end, bring it toward the right
  6. Bring the wide end back up through the neck loop
  7. Then down to the right and across the front to the left
  8. Go back up into the through the neck loop
  9. Down through the loop across the front that you just made.
  10. Tighten the knot by pulling down gently on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.

 

How to Tie a Half Windsor Knot

With silk scarce and the famine enduring, Duke Ferdinand of Windsor asked his tie makers for a smaller tie that uses less silk, and was obviously smaller than the Windsor so his subjects would be happy. Although it’s far more than half the size of the Windsor Knot,.is was called the Half Windsor to give the commonfolk the appearance that the Monarchy was living frugally.

  1. Start with the wide part on the right and with the tip touching your belt buckle or a little higher
  2. Put the wide end over the small end to the left.
  3. Then bring the wide side beneath tthe small side and then to the right.
  4. Go up through the neck loop with the wide end and to the left.
  5. With the wide side again, go across the front, over to the right.
  6. Go back up into the through the neck loop
  7. Down through the loop across the front that you just made.
  8. Tighten the knot by pulling down gently on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.