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How To Tie a Tie

How to tie a plattsburgh knot

The Plattsburgh Knot produces a symmetrical, elongated triangle that’s magnificently robust. It takes its name from the town of Plattsburgh in New York where its inventor, Thomas Fink, happens to come from. Because of its large appearance, the Plattsburgh Knot makes the perfect choice for taller men with broad shoulders, as it helps to balance out proportions. We recommend wearing it with widespread collars to achieve the most sophisticated look. Now get tying and make Mr. Fink proud! 


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Plattsburgh Knot tying steps

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  1. Place the tie around your neck with the underside facing outwards. Position the wide end on the right and the skinny end on the left. The wide end should sit significantly lower than the skinny end.
  2. Cross the wide end underneath the skinny end towards the left.
  3. Fold it up through the neck loop from underneath.
  4. Pass it down to the right side.
  5. Fold it up through the neck loop from underneath.
  6. Pass it down to the left side.
  7. Cross it over the skinny end towards the right.
  8. Fold it up through the neck loop from underneath. Pass it down through the loop you've created in the knot.
  9. Pull down on the wide end to fasten the knot and then slide the knot up towards your neck.
How To Tie a Tie

ABOUT THIS KNOT

Thomas Fink, who invented the Plattsburgh Knot, is the author of a book that lists 85 different ways to tie a tie knot. The Plattsburgh Knot offers a large triangle shape that will look gloriously robust in the boardroom. It's big and confident, just like you!

styling tips for the plattsburgh knot

Although the Plattsburgh Knot is quite large, it looks very simple from an onlookers perspective. This means it's a perfect canvas to pair an abundance of different colours and patterns. Go bold, go floral, go pink, go stripy- the choice is yours! Just make sure you pair it with a medium to widespread collar to avoid overcrowding the neck.

pressure points

The most important thing to remember in this whole process is to make sure you start with the wide end significantly lower than the skinny end. If you don't give the wide end plenty of length at the beginning, the final tie knot will look too short.
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