How to Tie a Tie (Mirrored / Slowly) – Full Windsor Knot


This demonstration should take about
five minutes and be at a pace that you can follow
along to. Before we start you should note your
tie has a skinny end and a fat end. Your first decision is going to be which
side of your body you place the ends. It doesn’t matter which side your tie
goes on, it won’t affect the tie tying process I have posted a mirror image of
this video if that suits you better. Not only does your tie have two ends,
it has two different sides: the face side is smooth,
and the seam side is on the back We’re going to start with the seam side
down so take your tie, and with the seam side down, place it around your neck flat against your body, again with the seam
side down. Here’s where we adjust for length. You pull
on the fat end so that the skinny end is about at your rib cage. Now choosing length
is a very difficult step, it’s a very important step, but in this part of the
process we’re just trying to tie the tie properly, so we’re going to skip it.
We will get to it later now we’re going to take the fat end and
cross it over the skinny end move the skinny and over take the fat
end cross it over the skinny end, making an “X”. You’ll notice I have one hand
holding the bottom of the “X”. To simplify the process I’m going to
have one hand do all the work while the other hand just holds
the center of the “X”. The center of the “X” becomes the knot so I’m going to call the hand that holds
the “X”, the “knot hand”. Choose which hand you want to be the “knot hand” and take
hold of the center of the “X”. make sure you have a good grip
and don’t let go but feel free to adjust later if you
need to. Now the space between the center of the “X”
and your neck is what i call the tie hole it’s this area here now there’s four places we can put the tie we can make the tie come out of the hole we can make the tie go into the hole we can make the tie go behind the hole and we can make the tie go across the hole the first step we’re going to do is take the
tie and make it go out of the hole so take the tie and make it go out of the hole i do that by placing my hand in the front of the tie and then just push it straight up through the hole with it half way through you can use your
knot hand to hold the bottom of the tie as you move your working hand around pull the rest of the tie through flipping it over and let it fall in front of you now we’re going to take the tie and make it go
behind the hole so go ahead and grab the tie pull it over to the side and just push it straight through behind the hole i’m going to place it on my shoulder so
you can see that the seam here is now facing out also take note that this part here is kind of low now w’re going to take the tie and make it go in to the hole I’m going to grab under flip it around and push it through the
hole as I’m halfway through I’m going to grab it with my pinky, it’s not necessary, just go ahead and pull the rest of it through again, now flipping it so the seam side
is showing take a good look at the knot here feel
free to give a small tug on the tie at the end of every step you don’t want it too tight, but then again not
too loose we’re not going to take the tie and go
across the hole so take the tie, pull it over the side and then make it go across the hole at this point I have a good tip for you before you go across the hole,
put your finger right here again I’m going to place the tie on my
shoulder just so you can see that the face is now showing the next step is to take the tie and
make it go out of the hole again as we do that we’re going to kind of flip it to take the time kind of just push your fingers around and through again as you make the tie go out of the hole you’re going to flip it over so again
the face is showing. In future it’s at this point you may want to switch hands but then you won’t have the benefit of
the tip i gave earlier to finish your going to take the fat end
of the tie and put it behind the across step it’s kind of hard to explain where that
is, which is why i told you to put your finger there, so take the fat end and make it go right where your finger is again i’m using one hand here but at this point it can be easier to
just grab the fat end with that one finger either way you’re going to pull
the fat end through and keep pulling until the knot is tight as you’re
pulling the knot tight make sure not to lose the skinny end you can squeeze the bottom to help form
the proper shape pulling the two tops apart will also help to tighten the tie around her neck grab
the skinny end with one hand and the bottom of the knot with the other hand and now you do a “pull and slide” motion
pull in the skinny end slide the knot, pull, slide tidy up a bit make sure everything looks nice and now you can flip your collar down it’s at this point you should also do up
the top button give it one more tighten and you’re all done now we just need to get the proper
length and maybe a little faster

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