How To Tie A Pratt Knot
The Pratt Knot, also known as the ‘Shelby knot’, is named after Mr Jerry Pratt who wore this exact same style to his jab at the US Chamber of Commerce for 30 years. That’s dedication. The knot became popularised when he told a well-known news reporter on live TV that he’d been wearing his ties poorly on air. The Pratt Knot was printed in the New York Times the next day.
The Pratt Knot produces a robust style that’s excellent for pairing with medium to wide spread collars. Its tidy, clean appearance makes it a perfect choice for formal occasions and gives an elegant complement to light and medium fabrics.
Step by Step Guide: How To Tie A Pratt Knot
Step 1 Drape the tie around your neck with the underside facing outwards. Place the wide end on the right and the narrow end on the left. The wide end should sit significantly lower than the narrow end.
Step 2 Cross the wide end underneath the narrow end towards the left.
Step 3 Fold it through the neckloop and then pass it down to the left.
Step 4 Cross it over the narrow end towards the right.
Step 5 Fold it up through the neckloop from underneath.
Step 6 Pass it down through the loop you’ve just created in the front.
Step 7 Pull down on the wide end to fasten the knot and then slide it up towards your neck.