Hey , I'm your host , Craig Stokes .
And you are watching another episode of Style Minute .
This is the first episode in the Ties and Knots series , the most requested series to date .
And today I'm gonna show you how to tie the half Windsor , my personal favorite .
This is Hands down the most requested series to date .
Ties and the Knots .
So we're gonna talk about today how to tie the half Windsor , not the full Windsor .
I'll show you the difference later and just to give you a point of reference , I am 5 11 , there are extra long ties .
So if you're about 6364 , you wanna look at a extra long tie in order to be able to tie this particular knot .
First step is to grab a tie with a little bit of thickness to it .
So you wanna find something like this , this is gonna give you the dimple that we're gonna see here , right ?
So you ready ?
Let's jump right in .
So we're gonna make this really , really simple .
We got two sides of the tie , the big side and the little side .
Put the , put the big side on the right side of your body , the little side on the left side and you see where my belt buckle is .
So you wanna kind of position the little side just like I have it here , right .
And as we get ready to get started , we're gonna change the position so that you can actually see it from your point of view .
So we have the big side and the little side , first step we're gonna do is take the big side over the little side , hold with your right hand .
Now we're gonna take the big side underneath the little side back over just like this .
And this is where the half Windsor part comes in .
We're gonna take the big side through the gap on the right side .
Only if you were to do the full Windsor , you would take it over and put it on the left side as well .
Now we're gonna take the big side back over the top of the little side , still holding it with our right hand .
Now , this is where we finish off the tie , bring the big side through the gap once again , at the same time , you're pulling it through .
You wanna kind of make a little hole with your right hand .
So pull it through with your left tuck it in the hole that you just made with your right hand , pulling it through with your left , hold the little side with your right and big side with your left , pull it down and before you get ready to make the knot complete , grab it with your left hand with the three with three fingers and pull it through .
This is gonna help create the dimple that you see there .
The final step before you pull your tie all together is to grab both sides , pull it together like this .
And what that does is help it create the triangle effect .
There still maintains the dimple to slide it up .
You just grab the little end , hold on to the end of the triangle of the tie and slide it into position .
There you go .
So now we're at about step number 10 and this is when we slid the tie into position .
If you want to create a , a little bit more dramatic effect , you can still pull both sides of your tie just like this and create the little triangle .
Continue to just slide it up just a little bit here , right ?
Fold down your collar into position , grab your coat off the rack here and there you go .
You just now tied a half Windsor looks great with uh regular pinpoint color dress shirts , even a slightly wide color uh dress shirt .
So you're good to go with the half Windsor .
It's my personal favorite .
Hope it is yours .
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