How To Tie a Tie

How To Tie An Eldredge Knot

We can only describe the Eldredge Knot as a work of art. It offers a tapered fishtail effect that requires precision, patience and a little OCD. It was invented in 2007 by a man named Jeffrey Eldredge who was sick of wearing the classic Four-In-Hand Knot to work everyday.
 
The Eldredge Knot uses an unorthodox technique as it manipulates the narrow end as opposed to the wide end of the tie. This tie knot exudes luxury and opulence with every detail, which is why Mr. Eldredge himself has said, “I think a wedding is exactly the perfect place for such a knot”. We’ll be honest with you, the Eldredge Knot is complex and involves 15 separate steps.  However, if you happen to finish it, you sir, are a man of true mastery and exquisite taste. We take our hats off to you.
 


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Eldredge Knot tying steps

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  1. Place the tie around your neck with the wide end on the left and the skinny end on the right. Position the wide end to the length you’d like it to finish at the end.
  2. Cross the skinny end over the wide end towards the left.
  3. Wrap it underneath the knot towards the right.
  4. Pull it up through the neck loop from underneath and then pass it down to the left side.
  5. Cross it over the knot towards the right.
  6. Pull it up through the neck loop from underneath and then pass it down to the left side.
  7. Wrap it underneath the knot towards the right. Keep this part loose.
  8. Cross it over to the left and through the loop you’ve just created in the previous step.
  9. Pull the skinny end towards the left to tighten it.
  10. Pull the skinny end towards the left to tighten it.
  11. Pull it up through the neck loop from underneath and then pass it down to the right side. Keep this part loose.
  12. Cross it over to the left and through the loop you’ve just created in the previous step.
  13. Pull the skinny end towards the left to tighten it.
  14. Tuck the rest of the skinny end behind the neck loop on the left side.
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ABOUT THIS KNOT

Described by its inventor as the perfect tie knot for a wedding, the Eldredge Knot is arguably the most intricate and sophisticated tie knot in our collection. It was invented in 2007 by a man named Jeffrey Eldredge who was sick of wearing the Four In Hand Tie Knot to work every day. The Eldredge Knot is an ingenious improvement!

Eldredge Knot Pressure points

It's imperative to be precise with every step due to the meticulous nature of the Eldredge Knot. Begin with the wide end sitting at the length you would like it to finish because its positioning will remain the same during the tying process. It's additionally important to keep certain parts of the knot loose during the tying process because it will be difficult to pass the tie through certain loops if they are too tight.

Best Places to wear the eldredge knot

Because the Eldredge Knot is like no other tie knot, it's a good idea to reserve it for special occasions only. The Eldredge Knot may look a bit OTT if you decide to wear it to the office. But if you're a guy who likes to make bold statements, by all means go for it! As Jeffrey Eldredge suggested, the Eldredge Knot will make a superb statement at weddings. Just ensure you wear it with a simple tie as to not overcrowd the eye!
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