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Cravat Knot: Bow
Finished Knot
Finished Knot
 

 

There are many ways a Victorian gentleman may choose to tie his neckwear. Here is one of the simpler knots, illustrated that you may practice at home. We have made a special cravat for demonstration, where the half you hold in one hand is dark, the other light, that you may better see the knot being formed. The cravat used here is 63" long, the same as if you cut a bias (45 degree diagonal) strip across a piece of material 45 inches wide.

1. Begin with the center of cravat against the front of your neck
1. Begin with the center of cravat against the front of your neck
2. Cross behind you and bring ends to front
2. Cross behind you and bring ends to front
3. Take the left side and feed it under the right
3. Take the left side and feed it under the right
4. Fold the left about 1/3 of the way up and pinch it between your fingers
4. Fold the left about 1/3 of the way up and pinch it between your fingers
5. Flip the right over the pinched part and pass it behind the loop of left
5. Flip the right over the pinched part and pass it behind the loop of left
6. Fold the right and pass the folded bit through the center and neaten
6. Fold the right and pass the folded bit through the center and neaten