The Pratt is perfect for wider ties, because it creates a semi-wide and symetrical knot. It creates a balance between the wide end of the blade and your neck when a smaller knot could make your entire look appear bottom-heavy. The Pratt is very simple to tie and works on any size of tie. It is has also been known as the Shelby. If you are looking for a more exocitc knots check on your options. Note, this video is reflected for ease of use.