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How To Tie a Tie

How to tie a st andrew knot

The St Andrew Knot marries simplicity with fullness. It’s the most robust tie knot you can create in the fewest number of steps. So whilst it's not quite as large as the Windsor Knot, it’s certainly more convenient! Its medium size and asymmetrical style makes it a confident, albeit refined knot in your repertoire. Not every tie knot should make a bold statement, sometimes simplicity is the key to elegance, and the St Andrew Knot provides the perfect solution! It makes a perfect statement for boardroom looks and will provide a simple canvas to accentuate bold patterns.

The
St Andrew Knot tying steps

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

ABOUT THIS KNOT

The St Andrew Knot is asymmetric and finishes off slightly larger than the Half Windsor Knot. Although it's an easy knot to complete, it still looks incredibly impressive from an onlooker's perspective. It's a great option if you want a slightly uneven, thick tie knot!

Styling Tips for the St Andrew Knot

As the St Andrew Knot is quite robust, it will work best with medium to widespread collars. The St Andrew Knot is a clean and straight forward tie knot so it will bode perfectly in corporate settings. However, if you want to fancy it up and wear it to social engagements, wear it with a colourful tie.

Pressure Points for the st andrew knot

Ensure you begin with the wide and sitting significantly lower than the skinny end in the beginning. This is because the wide end will drastically shorten throughout the knot-tying process.
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