How to Tie-Up Your Bae

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Before you get your minds on the gutter, let me tell you about a darn sexy and amazingly luscious tie knot. The Eldridge is an eye catching, but complex necktie knot that requires 15 distinct steps. The Eldredge knot was invented by Jeffrey Eldredge in 2007, and I’ve been wearing it since about 2010. And tying my own version, since 2014. Now, my version accentuates the lower middle portion of the knot, as seen in the photo to the left. The Original Eldredge knot only has a small portion of this visible – but hey, that’s just me and that’s how I like to wear it.

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Now, on to how to tie your bae up nicely – the Eldredge knot is achieved by using the small end to do all the figures, etc. Once finished, the end is hidden behind the shirt collar – I like this part, but you gots to be careful! If you don’t start right, you won’t end up right and have too much or too little at the end and that makes the collar just flop up in the air like you just don’t care!

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When your finished, the knot creates a tapered fishtail braid-like effect. This is not a knot for starters, as it requires two full hands, and all 10 fingers, to accomplish a dapper look. Once, you’re done, your bae will want to thank you, over and over again. P.S. It always works better if the tie fabric has a little umph, stiffness or denseness to it. If it’s soft or gentle, it just wont hold the knot as easily. Now go get your minds back on that gutter…!

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