The Pratt Knot (Shelby Knot)

Pratt Knot is also known as Shelby Knot or Pratt-Shelby Knot. It was named Pratt after the manufacturer and Shelby for the man who made it popular. The story goes something like this… One day in 1986, Jerry Pratt approached Don Shelby (the anchorman on TV) better for wearing his tie. Shelby liked it; others saw it, grew in popularity and made history.

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The Pratt Knot Step-by-Step instruction.

Pratt knot step 1

Guys let’s start first step, Start at the back of your tie at the front, the wide end of the tie to the right and the short end to the left. The tip of the short end should be slightly above your belly-button. Shake only the active (wide) end.
Remark – This will vary depending on your height and the length and thickness of your tie.


Second step, Wide end under the small end to the left.


Third step, Up to the center, towards neck loop.


Fourth step, Through the neck loop and down to the left.

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Fifth step, Across the small end to the right.

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Sixth step, Up into the neck loop from underneath.


Seventh step, Down through the loop you’ve just created in the front.


Eighth step, Tighten the knot by pulling it at the wide end. Up and adjust the knot.

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