7. How to Tie an Eldredge Knot
The Eldridge requires 17 different steps and is an unconventional, challenging, and eye-catching necktie knot. Jeffrey Eldredge created it in 2007, and in 2008, it became well-known online.
The Eldredge Knot is made by employing the tiny end as the active end, in contrast to the great majority of tie knots. When finished, the little end is tucked below the collar of the shirt.
The Windsor-sized knot has a huge circumference and resembles a tapered fishtail braid. This knot should be worn with caution because it is not for the weak of heart.
- To begin tying the Eldredge knot, raise the shirt collar and drape the tie so the wide end lays on the right side just below the navel.
- Pinch the thicker side of the tie near the collar to create a dimple long ways.
- Bring the thin part over the thick part of the tie.
- Bring the thin part under the thick part of the tie, wrong side up.
- Bring the thin part up toward the neck.
- Bring it down through the neck loop to the right, wrong side up.
- Going left, take it around the front of the knot.
- Take it up through the neck loop.
- Bring it back down to the right.
- Take it behind the wide part of the tie to the left, wrong side up.
- Take it across the front to the right and through the loop created in the previous step.
- Tighten the knot by pulling the narrow end to the right.
- Bring the end straight up and through the neck loop to the right of the knot.
- Again, bring it up, over the knot to the left of the knot.
- Keeping the knot loose, bring the short tail up to the right and through the loop just created.
- Pull to tighten.
- Tuck the end behind the neckline on the left. Lower the shirt collar for a smart and finished look.