Tying a tie can be confusing, which explains why “How to tie a tie” is the most searched how-to on the internet. To show that tying the perfect knot isn’t all that difficult, we reached out to Michael Barkin, our VP of Custom Clothing and resident style guru, to break down one of his top three favorite knots: The Full Windsor.

The Full Windsor is the most formal and ties the largest knot. It also takes the most time, so if you get dressed in the dark, it isn’t for you. Think celebratory affairs and any time you want to feel like a duke.

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