The Pratt knot is also know as the Shelby knot. This unorthodox way of tying a tie was developed by Jerry Pratt. If you’re accustom to tying ties the “traditional” way this knot may take a bit of time to get used to. But once completed this knot produces a clean, fairly wide knot. Follow the step-by-step instructions below:
|1. Start with the tie inside out, end “A” under end “B”|
|2. Take end “A” over and under end “B”|
|3. Pull the loop down and tighten|
|4. Take end “A” over to the left|
|5. Pull end “A” up behind and through the loop|
|6. Bring end “A” through the knot and tighten. The tip of “A” should touch your belt buckle|
You can consider yourself one of “Jerry’s” kids if you’re able to successfully tie the Pratt knot. Now try the Four in Hand knot, Half Windsor knot, Full Windsor knot or if you’re feeling really adventurous try tying a Bow Tie.