5. How to Tie a Nicky Knot.
This video by Charles would teach you how we tie a Nicky knot. So it's a pretty simple knot to tie and it works almost with any type of tie or collar. And you want to start with the tie upside down, with the wide end on the left hand side.
So this is how you start. The wide end goes underneath the narrow end. You go over the top once and pull it out on the same side. So this is what you have.
Now you go over to the front, underneath through the back, and now you should be in this position so the tie is upside down. So this is a tie from my friend Cara Patrizio from Capelli in Naples, Italy. And this is how you proceed. So your tie is upside down. You go around the back, through the top. You're almost there. Now the last step you have to complete is reverse the knot, loosen it gently, and slide the white part inside the loop that you've created for that.
Adjust it nicely. Tighten the knot, and there you go. You have your Merovingian knot. So after spending so much time tying the knot, it's something you don't want to wear when you're really casual.
The narrow end should be about six inches higher than the wide end. And when you start tying the Nicky knot you want to go underneath with the wide end, you bring it up and under the collar, pull out on the right hand side and then you switch hands, like that, and then you're ready to go over, under, not too tight so you can easily pull it gently through the loop.
Adjust it, pull it gently, and you should obtain a fairly symmetrical knot that works with any type of collar, really, any type of tie and it's good for any formal occasion, really. And this is the result you obtain. And that's the Nicky knot.
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November 12, 2013