NOTE: It is suggested to use a tie that is either patterned or has small stripes, like the tie pictured. Do not use a tie with several different colored stripes, as the stripes and colors will collide in the knot.
CAUTION: This knot is not for a novice tie-tier. It can be difficult to perfect and adjust for even the most refined of gentlemen.
Step 1: Set Up
Step 2: First Side
(2.2) Loop the narrow end around the top, keeping it on the same side as it was after it was crossed over.
Step 3: Second Side
(3.2) Once again loop the narrow end of the tie over the top, keeping it on the same side as it was when it was crossed over, creating a heart shape.
Step 4: Cross and Backwards Windsor
(4.1) Cross the narrow end behind and to the other side, which will somewhat loosen the heart shape, and cross the narrow end over top of the knot.
(4.2) Loop the narrow end behind and over top of the knot, and insert it behind the piece of the tie that was just crossed over. This should look and feel similar to tying a typical windsor, except with the narrow end in front.