The Duke of Windsor: The “Full” Windsor

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In the 1930’s, Ralph Hawes and Freddie Curtis, founders of the British clothier Hawes and Curtis, paired the “Cutaway” spread collar and the wide symmetrical “Double Windsor” knotted tie to create one of the most loved style trends for men’s neckwear.

Hawes and Curtis originally designed the cutaway collar to accommodate the Windsor knotted tie for George V, King of the United Kingdom and subsequently introduced the collar to his son, The Duke of Windsor, King Edward VIII.

For anyone whose poll answer was “men don’t know how to tie ties”, please accept this helpful tutorial as a gift!

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Photography by Cornell Reese


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