Ah the Murrell Knot…also known as the reverse Windsor Knot. In place of having the tie with the wide end displayed front and center you get the narrow end on top. The Murrell knot is rather unique with the layered look but don’t let this uniqueness distract you into wearing it when making a first impression. It is not a common tie knot and may be more of a distraction than a conversation starter.
The Murrell Knot was invented by none other than Brent Murrell back in 1995. I emphasize this again that this is a more flamboyant knot and would be wise to use with discretion. It has a clean and sleek appearance; however, the knot is a bit unorthodox to use in most business or organizational settings.
Murrell Knot Recommended Uses:
- Eccentric Jobs
- Business Professionals(Sales, Owners, etc.)
How to Tie a Tie – Murrell Knot
- The narrow end(N) of the necktie will start on the right with the tip extended to the belly button. The wide end(W) of the necktie on your left. Cross the narrow end(N) over to the left.
- Now bring the narrow end(N) up underneath the loop between the collar and your tie.
- Pull the narrow end(N) down and to the left.
- Bring the narrow end(N) behind the wide end(W) and to the right.
- Pull the narrow end(N) straight up above the center knot.
- Now pull down behind the neck loop and to the right.
- Take the narrow end(N) across the front of the wide end(W) to the left.
- Again, bring the narrow end(N) underneath the neck loop between the collar and your tie.
- Pull the narrow end(N) through the loop in front of your knot.
- Using both hands carefully tighten the knot and adjust the knot to your needs.
W = Wide end of tie
N = Narrow end of tie