Kelvin Knot

The Kelvin Knot is simple to tie and is simple in appearance; however, it still stands out as a classy tie for most occasions. If you are looking for a Knot that doesn’t draw too much attention but is clean and suitable for typical day-to-day at the job or for an entry level interview this is the one for you. The Kelvin Knot will display professionalism and allow you to present yourself with confidence in your dress. The Kelvin Knot is named after William Thompson, also known as The Lord Kelvin, and was named as such to honor his research and contributions to math and science.

Kelvin Knot Recommended Uses:

  • Job Interviews
  • Professional Jobs(ex. Law, Banking, Sales, etc.)

How to Tie a Tie – Kelvin Knot

  1. The first and slightly unorthodox step is to start with the backside of the tie facing out. The wide end(W) of the tie will begin on the right side and the narrow end(N) will begin on the left side. The wide end of the tie should be resting just above your belly button but may vary depending on individual height.
  2. Pull the wide end(W) behind the back of the narrow end(N) and to the left.
  3. Cross the wide end(W) to the right, over the front of the narrow end(N) of the tie.
  4. Again, pull the wide end(W) behind the back of the narrow end(N) and to the left.
  5. Cross the wide end(W) to the right, over the front of the narrow end(N) of the tie.
  6. Pull the wide end(W) under and up through the neck loop. Keeping the loop created in front of the knot slightly loose.
  7. Now pull the wide end(W) down through the loop in the front of the knot.
  8. Pull the wide end(W) down to tighten the knot. Slide the Kelvin knot up and adjust.

W = Wide end of tie

N = Narrow end of tie

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