Pratt Knot – How to tie a tie
Pratt Knot: It is the variation of the Windsor knot. People find it a great alternative of the four-in-hand-knot because it is symmetrical and media in size. In the process of learning how to tie a tie, you must learn Pratt knot. Because it is so appropriate for formal and semi-formal events. Here are some steps below to learn how to tie a Pratt knot.
- Drape the necktie around your collar
- Creating an X-shape
- Wrap the thick end
- Create a horizontal band
- Tuck the thick end upward
- Bring the thick end down through the loop
- Pull the tip of the thick end
- Adjust the tie
Drape the necktie around your collar
With the seam facing upward, drape the necktie around your collar. The thick end should be hanged on your left side, one-two inches lower than the desired finishing position.
Make an X-shape
Below your chin, making an X-shape, cross the thick end underneath the thin end.
Pass the thick end through the collar loop
Through the loop, pass the thick end.
Pull down the thick end
Pull the thick end of the tie all the way down and flip the tip of the thick end in such a way that it is aligned on your left side.
Create a horizontal band
Bring the thick end from right to the left horizontally across the front of the knot. Now you have created a horizontal band, tuck a finger behind that.
Slip the thick end up
From underneath and through the loop, slip the thick end up.
Pull the tip of the thick end
Pull the tip of the thick end directly on narrow end top.
Adjust the tie
Through the horizontal band, pull the thick end down. And at last snug it firmly while adjusting into place.
It is so easy and time-saving to wear. Consider yourself being late for any occasion; it would be a life-saving way to tie your tie in so hurry. It also looks so well on normal sized faces.