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2023-08-07 14:12:08

How to Tie a Windsor Knot, Full Windsor, or Double Windsor & What To Avoid

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Welcome back to our series about tie knots .

In this video , I'm going to show you how to tie the winds are not in the late twenties .

The Prince of Wales uh was one of the most popular , most stylish and most photographed men in the world .

And he decided to wear big tie knots .

And so the term Windsor knot appeared , which stood for a big tie knot .

Interestingly , the Duke of Windsor actually never wore his knot , as he said in his biography , a family album , which is very interesting because he talks a lot about his clothes .

Let me read to you the quote , the so called Windsor Knot in a tie was adopted in America at a later date , which was I believe , regulation wear for G I during the war when American college boys adapted it to .

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But in fact , I was in no way responsible for this , the knot to which the Americans gave my name was a double knot and a narrow tie , a slim gym as it's sometimes called .

It is true that I myself have always preferred a large knot as looking better than a small one .

So during the 19 twenties I devised in conclave with Mr Sanford , a tie always of the broad variety , which was reinforced by an extra thickness of material to reduce this effect .

As far as I know , this particular fashion has never been followed in America or elsewhere .

So as you can see , the Duke of Windsor created the size of its high knot with the interlining and with the fabrics , he used a knot with a knot .

And this is just another proof that it's not just the knot , it's the tie , the silk , the interlining and it all plays together in the size .

And the look of the knot that being said in terms of size , the Windsor knot is one of the biggest tie knots out there at the same time .

It's also very popular .

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But what's important to understand is that in order to tie a Windsor knot , should a get a tie that is longer than the tie knots use for other ties and b it should be thinner simply because it's such a big knot .

So here you see me wearing a very thin matter silk tie by Ford beer with paisleys .

And the notch is still rather big .

I think it's very popular because of its symmetry .

Um Although personally , I'm not a huge fan of it , nevertheless , here is how you tie it .

You want the slim end on your right and the wide end on your left , the slim end should be about a hand and a half above your waistband .

If you have a shorter tie , it needs to come up much further .

So you'll have to experiment with it to see what works wide end goes from the left to the right up here .

You pinch it and take the bottom end and come through from here and pull it through .

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And then you go to your left side now , switch hands and move the long white part around to the right side , come up and go through the hole in the back and pull it down .

So what's happening here is you can see you have two knots , 12 , you pull it all tight and you bring it the long end , the white end to your left side and again up , pull it up and you see the knot for and like usual bring the white end through the knot , gently , pull , gently pull .

And if you want a dimple , got a pension top and pour it gently through you .

Like the look , pull it up and adjust .

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As you can see , this knot is very symmetrical and it's very wide .

It forms this triangular shape and that's why you want a white cutaway sprat color to accommodate this knot with a classic or medium spread color .

You run into troubles because the color is gonna cover the edges , which looks not really advantageous .

You're much better off with a four in hand knot or a Kelvin or a prat rather than the full Windsor knot .

Now , what happens if you use a thick top , I'll show you here .

I have a longer wool blend tie from Fort Belvedere with red herring bone .

And uh , I'm gonna do the same thing .

I'll tie the winds or not .

Now , this is what the Windsor knot looks like with a thick tie .

It's basically like it eats my face personally .

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I don't like that .

Look if you like it , go for it , but always bear in mind .

Full Windsor knots look better with a slim long tie .

Often time I see shorter men wear a Windsor knot because the only way for them to get their long ties to the right length is to choose a bigger knot .

However , that looks often awkward because they have smaller heads and big knots , which just looks overwhelmingly wrong .

Therefore , I created ties in three different sizes , some for short men , some for normal men and some for tall men .

So everybody can wear the right tie knot and the tie size that works best for their personality and their face rather than having to come up with a gigantic not so you achieve the right length .

So if you're a shorter man or taller or a normal guy , in terms of height , check out our shop , we have specific ties and specific lengths .

So you look your best .

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