glennie double necktie knot with a solid gold tie
glennie double necktie knot with tie verticle design half blue half black
glennie double necktie knot with a black tie with red verticle stripe

The Glennie Double is a very unusual knot that was invented by Eric Glennie. Not only is it tied in an unusual style, but it is actually two knots on your tie. I only recommend wearing this knot if you are very confident in what you are doing. It is for advanced users only. If you are a large or tall man (or woman) you may want to bring the support of a vest or suit/jacket to make up for shortness. Warnings aside, this knot looks super interesting with stripes and certain designs, especially vertical designs or contrast ties.

Knot Dossier

  • Difficulty: Hard

    The Glennie Double is a tough knot to tackle. It has a ton of moves and it is difficult to adjust. You will need plenty of practice and a particular kind of tie to make this knot look good. Consider a vest.

  • Fabric Consumption: High

    The double knots, as usual, consume a lot of fabric. This makes a strong case for a vest or cardigan to hide the forced shortness of the tie. Or you can consider an extra long tie.

  • Symmetry: Med

    Vertically it is symmetrical, and it even creates a cool horizontal pattern with the double knots. Although the bands often end up being slightly diagonal making it a big off balance.

  • Style: Stripes, Solids, Vertical Patterns

    Stripes can certainly create a fun effect. Look no further than the floating spiral to see what interesting patterns are possible. Solids, of course, subtly enhance the folds of the knot making it stand on it’s own. Special ties with vertical patterns are especially cool, especially with a contrast tie.

  • Venue: Celebratory

    Probably a little too weird for formal occasions and a but too ornate for casual attire. Just the correct amount of fun and excitement for a celebration or wedding however.

  • Tips

    • Optimal with vertical pattern ties
    • Good with vest, cardigan or suit
    • Complex looking knot is a great conversation starter
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