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

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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