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
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.