how to tie a pratt necktie knot
how to tie a pratt necktie knot

The Pratt is perfect for wider ties, because it creates a semi-wide and symmetrical 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.

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Knot Dossier

  • Difficulty: Low

    The Pratt is one of the easiest and most “normal” looking knots there is. You should memorize it and always keep it in your necktie arsenal.

  • Fabric Consumption: Low

    One of the primary benefits of the Pratt is it’s low fabric consumption. it’s perfect for larger people who crave the symmetry of the double windsor but need more length.

  • Symmetry: High

    The Pratt is very symmetrical. It looks similar to the double windsor.

  • Style: Any

    Because this is such a standard looking knot it works with every kind of tie in any thickness.

  • Venue: Any

    Most people won’t even be able to tell that this isn’t the Double Windsor. Very much like the Double Windsor it is totally acceptable anywhere, for any occasion.

  • Tips

    • One of the best knots to know
    • Holds a dimple well
  • Diagram

    pratt-tie-knot-diagram

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