Are you ready to expand your knowledge of necktie knots? Do you want a knot that's bigger than the Half Windsor, yet smaller than the Full Windsor? In today's post, we're going to learn how to tie the St. Andrew's knot. A Popular choice in the UK, the St. Andrew is a classic knot that's perfect for the man looking to step up his tie game. The main characteristics of the St.
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Andrew are: One, it's a medium-size knot and is relatively easy to tie.
Two, it will work well for both business and social events.
Three, this knot matches well with a point or semi-spread collar. Start tying the St. Andrew by draping the tie over your neck.
For this knot you will have the outside of the tie facing towards you. Adjust the tie until the wide end is longer than the narrow end. The exact length is going to vary based upon the length of the necktie and the height of the wearer.
Cross the narrow end over the wide end, then bring the wide end in front of the narrow end. Now, wrap the wide end behind the narrow end before bringing it over and through the neck opening. Bring the wide end behind the narrow end again before crossing it in front of the narrow end.
Now, take the wide end under and through the neck opening, then pull it through the loop formed at the front. Tighten the knot by gently pulling on the wide end while holding the knot until you're satisfied with how it looks. Bring the knot up to your neck by holding the narrow end while pushing the knot up with your other hand.
Keep the narrow end under control by pulling it through the keeper loop on the back of the tie.
Your tie should rest between the top and middle of your belt line. If it's too short, start over making the wide end lower. If it's too long start with the wide end higher.
The St. Andrew knot is a great looking knot that's more unique than the Half or Full Windsor and fits right in there between them. If you're a big fan of medium-size knots, it's the perfect tie knot when you want to wear a classic knot that still stands out.
For a detailed look at tying the St. Andrew knot, check out the article and infographic at my blog.