How To Tie a Full Windsor Knot
- Drape the necktie around your collar with the wide end on the right hanging 4-6 inches lower than your waistband.
- Cross the wide end horizontally in front of the slim end, making an X-shape just below your chin.
- Tuck the wide end up and beneath the loop around your neck, coming out point-upward behind the X. Use one finger to hold the X in place.
- Pull the wide end all the way down.
- Bring the wide end around behind the knot and pass it horizontally from right to left.
- Flip the wide end tip upward and tug it diagonally across the front of the knot.
- Loop the wide end over the top of the loop around your collar and bring it back down. It should emerge on the left of the thin end.
- Bring the wide end horizontally across the front of the knot, from left to right. This forms a horizontal band. Tuck a finger through it and hold it in place.
- Bring the wide end underneath the loop one more time, around the collar with the tip aiming upward.
- Turn the wide end downward and slide the tip through the horizontal loop you saved with your finger in step 8.
- Pull the wide end all the way down and smooth out any creases or slack in the knot.
When I'm asked how to tie a tie, the Full Windsor Knot is always mentioned. Also known as the Double Windsor, the Full Windsor has a large, triangular symmetric shape and is perfect for wide spread collars, and on men with a large neck.
Additional tie length is required for the Windsor knot because of the two wrappings. Tall men with a larger neck size will need a tie that measures between 61 – 64 inches.