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Do you know how to tie a tie? In this video Charles teaches us how to tie a Windsor knot. 

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercise. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.

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Hello. I'm Charles from Louis Purple, and today I'm going to teach you how to tie a Windsor knot. The Windsor knot is actually a very simple knot to tie, and it's very useful because it projects confidence. So it's a wide, triangular knot that's very suitable for presentations, job interviews, or court appearances, which I hope you don't frequent too often. So this is how you start. 

You just find the right balance depending on the length of your tie, with the wide end on the right-hand side and the narrow end on the left. You might want to adjust exactly where the centre of the tie should be at in the middle of your neck. So this is how you start. You cross over the wide end over the narrow end. You bring the wide end through the loop between the collar and the tie. And you bring the wide end back down. 

Then you just pull the wide end underneath, and then bring it up through the loop again in order to have a symmetrical shape, which should look like this. And you're almost done. There's only the easy part left and the most rewarding. Pull the wide end in front. Bring the wide end underneath, and then slide it inside the loop and tie it in the knot. You draw the knot up in order to fit your collar. So it's a knot that's really suitable for widespread collars. And as I said, then you can just adjust and tighten how big of a knot you like to obtain. This is how you tie a Windsor knot.

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No, I don't wear a tie because it is not customary in my country for a woman to wear a tie.

No, I never have to wear a tie because wearing ties is not our culture. Mostly, we wear our traditional clothes which are normally a long-sleeved T-shirt and a sarong.

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