How to Tie an Ediety Knot

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The ediety knot can be tied with any standard necktie.
The ediety knot can be tied with any standard necktie. (Image: Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Men vary the style of a suit in several ways. Replacing the underlying shirt, wearing another color belt and changing the necktie are all ways to alter the overall look. Additionally, tying the necktie in a new manner alters the presentation of a suit. The ediety knot, also known as the Atlantic knot, gives the appearance of three distinct pieces coming together to make the knot. Rather than just a single knot at the base of the neck, there is a left, right and center piece.

Place the tie around your neck. The thin end is on the left and the thick portion is on the right. This knot is tied using primarily the thin portion; therefore, you want the thick side to be the height you want it to be after the knot has been finished. The thin side will likely be longer than the thick side.

Pinch the thick side with your right index finger and thumb near the top of the tie by your neck. This creates a dimple in the center of the tie.

Cross the thin side of the necktie over the thick side. This movement crosses the left side of the tie over the right side.

Loop the thin side of the tie around the thick side. After the thin side of the tie comes through the loop, place it toward your right side. This knot has three main pieces; center, left and right. You are creating the right side of the knot with this step.

Wrap the thin side of the tie behind the center and over the left side. The left side is the thick side of the tie. In this step you are creating the left portion of the knot.

Feed the thin side of the tie back through the center knot behind the thick side. Pull until tight around your neck.

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