Are you ready to take a step up from the full Windsor in today's video , we're going to learn how to tie the knot .
A very large and powerful alternative to the full Windsor knot .
This knot is a great choice if you want to stand out and send a strong message because of the many folds in this knot .
You will need a tie that is at least 57 inches long but preferably 59 inches .
The main characteristics of the Balfa knot are number one .
It's a large size knot and is slightly complicated .
The tie two because of its large size .
It's best to wear it in casual situations .
Three , this knot will work best with a full spread or cutaway color .
Start by draping the tie over your neck .
For this knot , you will have the outside of the tie facing towards you .
Adjust the tie until the wide end is much longer than the narrow end .
The exact length will vary based upon the length of the neck tie and the height of the wear cross the narrow end over the wide end and then bring the wide end over and through the neck opening .
Now bring the wide end to the other side of the narrow end , then bring it over and through the neck opening .
Again , bring the wide end to the other side and go over and through the neck opening a third time as before cross behind the narrow end to the other side .
But now you will cross the wide end in front of the narrow end .
Now go under and up through the neck opening before pulling the wide end through the loop , you just formed , tighten the knot by gently pulling on the wide end while holding the knot , bring the knot up to your neck by holding the narrow end while pushing the knot up with your other hand , keep your tie looking tidy by pulling the narrow end through the keeper loop on the back of the tie .
If the narrow end is long enough , if it's too short , you can use a tie tack or tie bar to keep it in its place , your tie should rest between the top and middle of your belt line .
If it's too short , start over making the wide end lower .
If it's too long , start with the wide end higher .
The knot is a dominant knot that makes a bold statement .
It's great for balancing out a large spread or cutaway caller or for the man who's maybe a bit large and in charge and wants a knot that's proportional to his sides .
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