Since this tie knot is tied crosswise, it is believed that it was named in honor of Saint Andrew, who was crucified on an X-shaped cross. This tie knot is narrow and large, and it looks very nice thanks to some folds and dimples made at tying. It is a perfect fit for plain wool ties or ties with small patterns. St. Andrew is well suited for any kind of event, you can tie it for the office, and when you go out for the holiday evening. Due to the fact that the lower end of the tie protrudes slightly forward, the tie drapes well on a shirt.
Being slightly asymmetrical and inverted, St. Andrew will look good with a wide collar shirt. It’s better to take a thin tie so that the knot won’t be too wide and massy.
Step 1. To tie a tie with St Andrews knot, drape it around the neck with the reverse side facing outward.
Step 2. Pass the wide end under the narrow end to the right.
Step 3. Wrap the wide end around the narrow.
Step 4. Again, pull the wide end to the right under the narrow end.
Step 5. Lift the wide end up. Pass through the middle and drag to the left.
Step 6. Bring the wide end over the narrow end to the right.
Step 7. Pull the wide end up through the gap between the tie and the neck from the inside.
Step 8. Hold the knot with your index finger and pass the wide end down through the loop in front.
Step 9. Pull the knot gently to the collar and make a dimple with your index finger, and the knot is ready.
St Andrews knot is a slightly asymmetric tie knot. If you’d like to pick a big but narrow tie knot for your shirt collar, St Andrews knot will be the best fit. If you like St Andrews knot, you may also like some other narrow tie knots such as Christensen (you can find it on our mobile application How to Tie a Tie) or Kelvin.