Pratt Knot Video


Can wear on any men's dress shirt. A medium sized symmetrical necktie knot which is easier to learn than Windsor tie knot.

Pratt knots, also known as Shelby knot, is one of the four classic necktie knots commonly worn in the world. The other three are Windsor, Half Windsor and Four in Hand Knots.

It is characterized by its symmetrical shape and medium-sized tie knot.

The knot is easier to tie and looks as good as a Half Windsor knot. It can be used with almost any type of ties. Take note that the tie is being placed inside-out around the neck with the seam side facing outward.

Pratt or Shelby Knot Video (01:08)

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How to Tie a Necktie Using Pratt Knot(or Shelby Knot)

Tie a necktie picture: How to tie a Pratt Knot or Shelby Knot Step 1

Pratt Tie Knot Step 1

Drape the necktie around your collar with the seam side facing outward. Wide end on your left, adjust the tie so that the wide end is approximately 12 inches below the narrow end.

Tie a necktie picture: How to tie a Pratt Knot or Shelby Knot Step 2

Pratt Tie Knot Step 2

Hold the narrow end with your left hand and cross over the wide end to form a 'X'.

Tie a necktie picture: How to tie a Pratt Knot or Shelby Knot Step 3

Pratt Tie Knot Step 3

Use your left hand thumb and first two fingers to hold at the crossing point where the narrow and wide end meet. Try to position the point as close to your neck as possible. By now you should see a loop being created around your neck.

Tie a necktie picture: How to tie a Pratt Knot or Shelby Knot Step 4

Pratt Tie Knot Step 4

Take the wide end up and insert it into the loop.

Tie a necktie picture: How to tie a Pratt Knot or Shelby Knot Step 5

Pratt Tie Knot Step 5

Pull the wide end all the way through the loop. Now the wide end should be on the right of the narrow end with the seam side facing out.

Tie a necktie picture: How to tie a Pratt Knot or Shelby Knot Step 6

Pratt Tie Knot Step 6

Cross the wide end over in front of the narrow end. The wide end should be on the left of the narrow end with the seam side facing you.

Tie a necktie picture: How to tie a Pratt Knot or Shelby Knot Step 7

Pratt Tie Knot Step 7

Bring the wide end up and pull through the loop.

Tie a necktie picture: How to tie a Pratt Knot or Shelby Knot Step 8

Pratt Tie Knot Step 8

Slip the tip of the wide end through the knot just created and pull it through all the way to tighten the knot. However, it should not be too tight at this moment.

Tie a necktie picture: How to tie a Pratt Knot or Shelby Knot Step 9

Pratt Tie Knot Step 9

Hold the narrow end with left hand and place your right hand thumb and index finger at the tip of the knot, pull the narrow end down and push the knot up snugly to your collar.


More Tie Knots Video

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Four in Hand Knot (01:47)


Most Easiest Knot
Oriental Knot (01:14)


Classic Necktie Knots
Windsor Knot (02:18)
Half Windsor Knot (02:20)


Unique Necktie Knots
St. Andrew Knot (01:52)
Plattsburgh Knot (01:37)
Nicky Knot (01:20)
Victoria Knot (01:12)
Christensen Knot (02:29)
Cavendish Knot (01:34)

Bow Tie Knot
Tie a Bow Tie (02:40)




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