Truelove Necktie Knot
Truelove Necktie Knot
Truelove Necktie Knot

The Truelove knot is a complex knot that is divided into four distinct quadrants, it sometimes resembles a heart, or a cross, or t-shape. It is tied with the little end and the extra fabric is tucked into the collar like the Trinity or Eldredge knots. This is probably the most complicated knot to tie and it will probably take considerable practice. But it is certainly worth the effort. The knot was invented by tie alchemist and gentlemen Eliot Truelove, check out his channel.

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Knot Dossier

  • Difficulty: Very High

    This knot took me many attempts to get comfortable with. It has a ton of steps, some of which are very unorthodox in traditional tying, and is difficult to adjust when finished. I wouldn’t try tying this if I was in a rush.

  • Fabric Consumption: High

    It consumes about as much fabric as the Eldredge knot, which is a lot. If you are tall or have a thick new, consider investing in a vest or jacket. Or purchase an extra-long tie.

  • Symmetry: Med

    The knot is four quadrants, which does sound pretty symmetrical, but there is so much push and pull between fabric layers it’s hard to make them all the same size. So you get a little bit of both, but I think its nice. It has a nice hand-made feeling.

  • Style: Solids, Patterns, Stripes

    Like I said in the video, you can do amazing things with stripes and this knot. But it is a bit like playing the lottery. So much can go wrong, and it is so difficult to adjust, all of the planets need to align for you to get a perfect pinwheel or spiral out of the deal. Until you are a Truelove expert I recommend sticking with solids or light patterns.

  • Venue: Celebratory, Casual

    It is an attention getter, positive and negative. The knot is polarizing, which is why I would avoid bringing it to more professional settings. But if you are trying to meet ladies, it’s a great talking point.

  • Tips

    • Great with vests, cardigans and suits
    • Good for contrast ties
    • Can achieve impressive effects with striped ties
    • Use a narrow tie with flexible fabric
10 replies
  1. Marshall
    Marshall says:

    Do you recall what the name of the tie in the third picture is? The white one with black and red stripes. Or do you know where I could get one?
    Thanks for the demo!

  2. Simon
    Simon says:

    Perhaps with a reversible tie, you might not want to twist the tie (after the Murrell stage). That way the reverse side is exposed and you would therefore get a two couloured version. The knot also gets a slightly different shape.


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