How to Tie a Prince Albert Knot

Learn how to tie a Prince Albert knot from Louis Purple menswear boutiques founder Charles Brunold in this Howcast video.


Hello. I'm Charles from Louis Purple. We're in New York, and today we're going to learn how to tie the Prince Albert knot. Unfortunately, Prince Albert couldn't be with us today to explain to us why he named a tie knot. But it's pretty cool. Maybe one day I'll have my own tie knot as well. It's a pretty simple knot. You start with the wide end on the left hand side. You want to have the wide end much longer than the narrow end, probably about 20 inches depending on the width and the length of your tie. And it's really a good knot if you often have the problem of ties being too long, because it goes over twice.

We'll see it in a few seconds. You go twice over the narrow end. So it has the effect of making a longer tie the appropriate length. So in order to start with this knot, you, like I said, have the wide end on the left hand side. And you go over the narrow end once, under, over again. Not too tight, so you can pull the wide end through the loop afterwards. And then you just repeat another full revolution around the narrow end. Bring it up underneath, and finish up the knot by sliding it in through the loop. Adjust your collar. I'm using here a tie from my friend Patrizio from Capelli, handmade ties in Napoli, one of my favorite ties. And this is the result you should obtain with the Prince Albert knot. So a pretty formal knot, and it works with any type of collar, and it's pretty fluffy, and it should be asymmetrical.

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