Don’t like conventional tie knots? Do you want something more eccentric? Then the Eldredge is the ultimate knot for you. While challenging to tie, the Eldredge adds personality, and will instantly show your creative genius!
Eldredge Step by Step Instructions
Love exotic looking tie knots? Then the Eldredge is the more complicated and more elaborate big brother of the Trinity knot. It is a challenging knot that most certainly will take practice. Don’t be frustrated if it takes a dozen tries. To make things easier on you, practice in front of a mirror and focus on one step at a time:
Lay the tie around your neck so that the wide end is at the desired length. This means the narrow end will hang much lower than the wide end. That’s because it is that part of the necktie that will tie the knot. Cross the narrow end over the wide end.
Wrap the narrow end behind the wide end of the tie.
Then take the narrow end and wrap over the part of the tie that wraps around your collar.
Pull the narrow end down and tight on the opposite side.
With the narrow end of the tie go back over the wide end. Then, go behind and back over the part of the tie that comes from your collar.
Pull the narrow end down. Then go back behind the wide end of the tie but don’t pull tight yet.
Take the narrow end and go through the loop you created in the previous step (step #6).
Pull the half finished knot tight by pulling on the narrow end.
Take the narrow end, and again go through the gap between collar and necktie.
Wrap the narrow end once around the necktie that goes around the collar.
Now wrap the narrow end on the opposite side.
Next, take the narrow end and go through the loop created in the previous step on the front of the knot.
Pull tight slowly and adjust all the wrappings to look symetrical.
Next, let’s hide the left over piece of the narrow end by tugging it under the shirt collar.
Slide up the necktie and center the tie.
Turn down your collar, and you are done. Congrats on a successful Eldredge knot!