Pratt knot was invented by an American employee Jerry Pratt. But it was brought into use and made popular by the famous TV presenter Don Shelby. Since then, Pratt has become one of the most used tie knots. It is a neat, fairly wide knot, which is great for the office. Pratt is well suited for short ties, and it allows you to tie a bulk tie knot.
This knot refers to the tie knots worn in reverse, it must be tied with the seam of the tie facing outward, and then the seam should be hidden under the shirt collar. To tie this knot, you’ll require certain skill: to give it a nice shape when tightening it, you’ll have a job to do it well. One more advantage of this knot is that it fits ties of any color and material, it’s just if the fabric is more dense, then the knot will be more voluminous.
Step 1. Drape the necktie around your neck and twist both ends in such a way that the underside of the tie is facing upward.
Step 2. Pull the wide end underneath the narrow end to the right.
Step 3. Lift the wide end up. Pass the wide end through the middle and pull it right down.
Step 4. Take the wide end and pass it back across the top of the knot.
Step 5. Pass the wide up through the middle from the inside, toward your chin.
Step 6. Next, bring the wide end down through the front of the knot.
Step 7. Gently tighten the knot.
Choose Pratt if you prefer a more traditional look. Windsor and Half-Windsor are also considered traditional tie knots, and they are alike in shape with the Pratt. If you’d like to tie a tie in a new way, try more splashy tie styles such as Atlantic knot or Diagonal knot.