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Alex Krasny
Alex KrasnyNecktie Fetishist
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  • About This Knot

    Windsor knot? That is so 1902. The future is now, and so is the Eldredge knot. Watch the video below to learn how to tie this masterpiece and be noticed. It can be tied with any standard-size tie, and it is acceptable in a variety of settings. I have a substantial amount of experience with this knot and I can say without a doubt it is always a success when worn in public.

  • Difficulty: High

    This is a difficult knot to tie correctly, not only because it has many moves but also because it is so difficult to adjust if a mistake is made. Usually you need to untie the whole thing, perform any re-adjustments and try again. This makes it difficult, and sometimes annoying, to get the height just right.

  • Fabric Consumption: High

    This knot consumes a lot of fabric since it contains so many moves. It might be impossible for taller or larger people to successfully tie it and have the tie still reach the belt line.

  • Symmetry: Med

    Although the braid pattern itself is by definition asymmetric, the knot itself ends up making a symmetrical triangle shape. That is what makes this knot acceptable for more formal affairs than other asymmetric knots.

  • Style: Solids, Patterns

    The Eldredge knot is complex, if you tie it with a striped tie the stripes end up shooting in seemingly random directions and make it look somewhat disorganized. I do not recommend stripes because of this. I don’t recommend paisley because the paisley pattern cloaks the complexity of the knot. Although it looks fine, it makes it hard to notice that the knot itself is a pattern. Solids are optimal because they highlight the natural folds and shadows of the knot. Patterns also work.

  • Venue: Celebratory, Casual, Work

    People say this knot is makes you seem desperate for attention. I think desperate is a strong word, but I promise this knot will get you attention if you want it. It makes it obvious that you care about how you look, and you took extra time today to make your knot this way. Wear it accordingly. I would to recommend this for formal affairs as it is so non-traditional and possibly distracting. However for weddings, parties, or even work, this knot is an ice breaker.

  • Tips

    • Uses a lot of fabric, vest is recommended
    • Perfect with contrast tie
    • Resembles a braid effect
    • Girls love it
  • Diagram

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40 replies
  1. LarriusYJ
    LarriusYJ says:

    How would this look with a solid black necktie? If it isn’t really a good option, what color (preferably no pattern) necktie would You suggest for a graduation going with a notch lapel, single breast, black jacket, black pants and a solid white shirt?

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      • Conner
        Conner says:

        It looks great with a solid black tie. I actually wore it today in a monochromatic suit (all black) and it worked well. I feel the single color helped to make the tie stand out less, which seems to be most people’s concern with the knot.

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  2. jayson
    jayson says:

    For a job interview? God no! This knot is flamboyant, and for any job other than in the fashion industry, you want to
    give a first impression of professional conservatism. For an interview it’s a huge risk. be smart and go with a windsor knot instead.

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    • DHARDYMAN
      DHARDYMAN says:

      Wearing an interesting knot is what got me my old job and is what I’m famous for at my current one. Gotta say that it helps you to feel confident and sets you apart from the rest.

      Reply
    • Rebecca
      Rebecca says:

      My fiance worr this knot to his job interview, i tied it for him an hour before! Two hours after his interview he was offered the job!! Hes in tech support doing all the repair work!!

      Reply
  3. Peter S
    Peter S says:

    Hey Alex! Thanks for this video, it really helped me!
    I was trying to teach a friend how to tie the Eldredge, and he started messing around with it and eventually he came up with a pretty cool knot that I haven’t seen anywhere else. I’d like to show it to you, because i want to hear your opinion. Where would be the best place to upload the picture?

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  4. Sant
    Sant says:

    Would you recommend this knot for a job interview? I mean here, (Colombia) most guys use the traditional Windsor or half Windsor knot, so I just want my interviewer to remind and notice me more than other candidates.

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    • Zak
      Zak says:

      I’ll have you know that I was very peacefully sitting on the toilet reading about ties when I read this comment. Then I broke into uncontrollable booming laughter, and now everyone wants to know what’s so hilarious about taking a crap.

      Reply
    • AD Bakke
      AD Bakke says:

      Seriously you posted a link to a pre-tied eldredge you sell? This is crazy ridiculous, if you don’t want to learn how to tie a tie why would you be on this site?

      Reply
  5. Richard Davies
    Richard Davies says:

    I found your site a while ago and wear a few of the knots I discovered here. I work for a shirt company “Hawes and Curtis” so I need to look good every day. Whenever I wear the Eldridge knot, especially on a Saturday, I have to show at least 6 customers how to tie it. I must have sent 100s of people to this site in the last 6 months. Great site

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  6. Marty
    Marty says:

    Eldredge knot- great knot. Wore it to work a few times and an after work function; and was noticed. Got a few stares as well, as the mental wheels were turning…’how did he do that’ I found this knot ‘knot’ too difficult to tie. Found it easy to get the right length by starting the wide part of the tie at the level I want. Might help to add a sticky piece of Velcro to keep the tucked-end tucked.

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  7. Jill G.
    Jill G. says:

    I get more compliments on this knot than any other I wear. Especially my Pink Foulard and all my small dot/diamond patterns…. seriously considering trying the Onassis at work tomorrow

    Reply

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