Pratt Knot

The Pratt Knot (also known as the Shelby Knot) is a neat & tidy tying method. The Pratt Knot differs than most of the tying methods with its initial position, which is upside down. The Pratt Knot characterized with a symmetric and a low-medium thick knot. The Pratt Knot is slightly thinner than the Half Windsor Knot, therefore is great for thicker ties than those that can be used by the Windsor or the Half Windsor knots. The Pratt Knot is a great alternative to the Windsor Knot.

*The instruction images are mirror-images, just like looking at yourself at the mirror.

Pratt Knot step 1

Pratt Knot Step 1

Place the tie on your neck, with the upside down (Opposite than usual).Place the wide end of the tie to the right and the narrow end to the left. Place the tie so the wide end will be longer than the narrow end (about 10 inches longer).

Pratt Knot step 2

Pratt Knot Step 2

Bring the wide end of the tie across the narrow end, behind it, to the left.

Pratt Knot step 3

Pratt Knot Step 3

Loop the wide end of the tie around the neck loop. First pass the wide end upwards, above the tie around your neck, and then pull it back down, inside it.


Pratt Knot step 4

Pratt Knot Step 4

Turn the wide end of the tie to the right, across the narrow end, above it.

Pratt Knot step 5

Pratt Knot Step 5

Pass the wide end of the tie inside the neck loop, upwards.

Pratt Knot step 6

Pratt Knot Step 6

Pass the wide end of the tie down, inside the loop which created the last step. Finally, tighten the tie around your neck.

Pratt Knot step 7


You successfully tied your tie with the Pratt Knot tying method! Keep practicing the Pratt Knot to get it memorized and tie it a lot faster.

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