art of the knot

american knot

The "American" is a consistent knot, fit for the wide and stuffed ties. The Americans welcomed with favour the advent of the wide tie and the first famous personage that adopted it was Nixon, imitated then by Ford and by Carter. While in the United States the "American " is almost exclusively performed on wide ties, in Europe it is used with ties of every type. It mostly shows up on shirtswiththe American collar, that is fastenby two little buttons.

The wide part (A) placed on the tail (B)...

...completes a turn around itself andis inserted in the duplexaround the neck.

From there it passes through the ring formed around the tail (B).

The knot is finally tightened, pulled and made to flow toward the collar.