Today’s knot is the Shelby, also known as the Pratt, and is very similar to Day 7’s Nicky, with a slight variation. According to the Encyclopedia of Tie Knots, the Shelby is also known as the co-Nicky, and the iphone/ipad app How to Tie a Tie (free) refers to it simply as the Pratt. We shall rise above the name calling and call a spade a spade, this is very fine knot.
It is symmetrical, full, easy to fold and stylish to wear. An every day knot for conservative dress, I dashed mine with a small flat dimple to add some flash. The knot will fill a narrow collar, and gives the appearance being somewhat grander than it is. I gave it a difficultly level of 2.1/5.0. I’d like to try this with a skinny tie and see the size of the knot, I kept getting larger than expected knots. More than any other knot I would say this is your meat and potatoes knot, simple to make and the result is the fullness without the fatty gut. Its like gluten-free anything, but it tastes good.
Tie and shirt by Express.