Do you prefer larger tie knots, but want something more unique than a Windsor knot? Then the Christensen is perfect! It is a creative knot that stands out thanks to the second wrapping. It is related to the Prince Albert Knot, but is a bit larger in size – perfect for spread collar shirts.
The Christensen Step by Step Instructions
If you love the Prince Albert knot, but want a knot that is a bit larger in size, then the Christensen is the one for you. While more challenging to tie, I broke this tricky knot down for you in 10 simple steps:
Lay the tie around your neck with the wide end hanging 14 inches lower than the narrow end. Cross the wide end over the narrow end.
Pull the wide end of the tie behind the narrow end.
Then take the wide end of the tie and pull through the gap between necktie and collar.
Pull the wide end down and tight.
Then wrap the wide end back over the narrow end.
Then wrap the wide end a 2nd time around the narrow end.
Next go back through the gap between collar and shirt with the wide end of the tie.
Don’t pull the two wrappings tight yet. Instead create a single loop using both wrappings.
Push the wide end of the tie through the loop made up from two wrappings.
Pull the knot tight slowly while making sure the wrappings don’t slide out of place. Tighten the knot and adjust to sit centered between your shirt collar. Congratulations! You just masters the Christensen knot!