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How to Tie the Double Windsor Knot

About the Double Windsor Knot

We’re going to let you in on a secret — the Double Windsor Knot is a myth. In fact, it’s nothing more than an incorrect name for the Windsor Knot. This error originated from a confusion related to the Half-Windsor Knot — specifically that you “double” the Half-Windsor Knot in order to create a (Double) Windsor Knot. Regardless of what name you call it, if you’re looking for a large, triangular knot that’s the ultimate classic, the Windsor is just the thing.

The Double Windsor Knot Tying Instructions

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
  • 1. Begin with the wide end of the tie on the right and the small end on the left. The tip of the small end should rest slightly above your belly-button (this will vary based on your height and the length & thickness of your tie). Only move the active (wide) end.
  • 2. Move the wide end over the small end to the left.
  • 3. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
  • 4. Down to the left.
  • 5. Around the back of the small end to the right.
  • 6. Up to the center, towards neck loop.
  • 7. Through the neck loop and down to the right.
  • 8. Across the front to the left.
  • 9. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
  • 10. Pull it down through the loop you've just created in the front.
  • 11. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.
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