Saturday, October 4, 2008

the windsor knot

in an ever expanding effort to bring you all things sophisticated and cultured, don't just accept those simple knots that have no symmetry. guarenteed, there will be several points in your life where you will need to know how to tie a tie. Don't wait for a wedding or a funeral, only to find yourself up the creek with no skills. here you have it. The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence. It would therefore be your knot of choice for presentations, job interviews, courtroom appearances etc. It is best suited for spread collar shirts and it's actually quite easy to do. Knock 'em dead.

) The wide end "W" should extend about 12 inches below the narrow end "N". Cross the wide end "W" over the narrow end "N"

Bring the wide end "W" up through the loop between the collar and your tie; then back down.

Pull the wide end "W" underneath the narrow end "N" and to the right, back through the loop and to the right again so that the wide end "W" is inside out.

Bring the wide end "W" across the front from right to left.

Pull the wide end "W" up through the loop again.

Bring the wide end "W" down through the knot in front.

Using both hands, tighten the knot carefully and draw it up to the collar.

Congratulations, you did it! You see, it is not rocket science after all. Simply keep practicing the Windsor Knot a few more times until you can tie this necktie knot within less than 30 seconds. Truly super, leaving the half nelson and even the full nelson in it's wake. To say nothing of the willie nelson.

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