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Looking for a larger tie knot that looks excellent with medium to wide spread collar dress shirts? Then the Pratt (aka Shelby) is the one for you. Tie the Pratt in just 6 steps:
How to tie a Pratt necktie knot

Pratt Knot Video Instructions

Pratt Knot Step-by-Step Instructions

The Pratt Knot — also known as the Shelby Knot — is tidy and fairly wide, yet not as wide as the Windsor Knot. It is well suited for any dress shirt and somewhat wider neckties made from light to medium fabrics. To tie the Pratt Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

First step in tying a pratt knot

Start with the necktie inside out, with the wide end (“W”) on the right, extending about 12 inches below the narrow end (“N”) on the left. Then cross the wide end under the narrow end.

Pratt Knot Tying instructions step 2

Take the wide end over and under the narrow end. Pull the loop down and tighten.

3rd step when tying a tie with the pratt knot

Then, take the wide end over to the right.

learn to tie the tie with the pratt knot

Pull the wide end up, behind the loop.

pratt tie knot instructions

Take the wide end of the tie and pull it down through the loop in front of the tie.

tie a necktie with the pratt or shelby knot

Tighten the knot gently while squeezing both sides (this creates the dimple on top of the knot). Your are done my friend.

Awesome, you did it! Always remember that with any necktie knot — such as the Pratt Knot — a little practice is all it takes to become a real expert at tying your tie in no time.

For permanent downloads of the Pratt Knot video to your PC or cell phone as well as easy to print out one-page cheat sheets for you wallet or closet, you may want to check out my Tie Knot Video Series page.