Pratt Knot

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:

Pratt Knot 1 1. Start with the tie inside out, end “A” under end “B”
Pratt Knot 2 2. Take end “A” over and under end “B”
Pratt Knot 3 3. Pull the loop down and tighten
Pratt Knot 4 4. Take end “A” over to the left
Pratt Knot 5 5. Pull end “A” up behind and through the loop
Pratt Knot 6 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.

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