Van Wijk Knot

The Van Wijk Knot is similar to the Prince Albert Knot but includes a couple extra steps to make a longer, cylinder knot. These extra steps pay off as well as the knot truly stands out with the three, elongated tiers overlapping one another.

Van Wijk Knot Recommended Uses:

  • Job Interviews
  • Professional Jobs(ex. Law, Banking, Sales, etc.)
  • Presentations(ex. Business, Educational, etc.)
  • Prom

How to Tie a Tie – Van Wijk Knot

  1. 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. Cross the wide end(W) to the left, over the front of the narrow end(N) of the tie.
  3. Pull the wide end(W) behind the back of the narrow end(N) and to the right.
  4. Cross the wide end(W) to the left, over the front of the narrow end(N) of the tie.
  5. Pull the wide end(W) behind the back of the narrow end(N) and to the right.
  6. Cross the wide end(W) to the left, over the front of the narrow end(N) of the tie.
  7. Pull the wide end(W) behind the back of the narrow end(N) and to the right.
  8. Cross the wide end(W) to the left, over the front of the narrow end(N) of the tie.
  9. Pull the wide end(W) under and up through the neck loop.
  10. Now pull down through all three loops created in the front of the tie knot.
  11. Straighten and tighten the tie by pulling down on the wide end of the tie while sliding the knot up. Once you have adjusted the knot you will have one prominent loop overlapping the second loop and third loop. Both the second and third loop will be slightly visible from the bottom of the knot.

W = Wide end of tie

N = Narrow end of tie

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