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How to Tie a Prince Albert Knot

The Prince Albert Knot is the knot you'll choose when you're feeling particularly pompous in the morning. The Prince Albert Knot is oddly named because there's no evidence to suggest that Prince Albert ever actually wore it. Nevertheless, the Prince Albert Knot will undoubtedly make you feel like royalty. It produces an elegant, understated tie knot that only gentlemen with good taste can truly appreciate. Its small size and slightly asymmetric appearance makes it a perfect complement to narrow collared shirts. Now get tying and show Prince Albert how it's done. 

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Prince Albert Knot tying steps

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  1. Place the tie around your neck with the wide end on the right and the skinny end on the left. Position the wide end lower than the skinny end.
  2. Cross the wide end over the skinny end towards the left.
  3. Cross it underneath the skinny end towards the right.
  4. Cross it over the skinny end towards the left.
  5. Cross it underneath the skinny end towards the right.
  6. Cross it over the skinny end towards the left.
  7. Fold it up through the neck loop from underneath.
  8. Pass it down through the loops you’ve created in the knot.
  9. Pull down on the wide end to fasten the knot and then slide it up towards your neck.
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ABOUT THIS KNOT

The Prince Albert Knot is widely speculated to be named after its close relationship to the Victoria Knot. Although Prince Albert never wore this tie knot, it looks very similar to the Victoria Knot which is how this tie knot earned its name: Prince Albert was married to Queen Victoria.

Prince Albert knot styling tips

Wear the Prince Albert Knot with narrow collar shirts in order to avoid gaps between the knot and the collar of the shirt. Because the Prince Albert produces a slender knot size, it is best paired with thicker fabrics that need something understated to balance them out. Try to avoid wearing the Prince Albert Knot with skinny ties, but don't be afraid to play with bold colours and patterns.

Tips for tying the Prince Albert Knot

It's important to keep the loops loose during the tying process to ensure you can pull the wide end down through them at the end. If the loops are too tight, it will be difficult to secure the final knot.
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