How to Tie a Van Wijk Knot
The Van Wijk Knot offers an artisanal quality to your tailored suits. It offers a tall, three tiered cylinder effect that looks superbly elegant. It was invented by an artist named Lisa Van Wijk who wanted to invent the tallest tie knot in the world. Accordingly, the Van Wijk Knot is an elongated number that will make a sublime statement at formal events. Basically, if you want a tie knot that says, "I read French literature and visit fancy art galleries in my spare time," the Van Wijk Knot will do all the talking for you.
Van Wijk Knot tying steps
- Place the tie around your neck with with the wide end lower than the skinny end.
- Cross the wide end over the top of the skinny end to create a cross.
- Wrap the wide end behind the skinny end and pull it towards the left.
- Place your finger on the knot and cross the wide end over the knot towards the right. Then wrap it back around.
- Cross the wide end over the knot towards the right and wrap it around.
- Cross it over the knot towards the right and wrap it around for a third time.
- Pull the wide end up through the neck loop from underneath.
- Push it down through all three loops you created at the front of the knot.
- Pull down on the wide end to tighten the knot.
- Pull the knot up towards your neck.
- Adjust the knots so that the three loops sit just below each other to create a tiered effect.