art of the knot

english knot

The "English" is pre-eminently the classical knot. Up to the sixties it was the knot wornt by the greatest part of the English population. Initially used by the dominant class, it was in a second moment imitated by the rest of the population. The same Edward VIII, before passing to the " Windsor ", usually wore this type of knot. To realize itwe need a tiethat doesn't overcome6/7 cms of width and the knot must not be taller than 3 cms. It's a neutral and balanced knot: neither too breadth nor too narrow.

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

...completes a turn around it...

...and therefore is inserted into the duplex around 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.