How to tie a Cravat

Our cravats are cut in such a way that you can tie them in two styles: Traditional or Scrunch/Ruche tie.

Just follow our guidelines below for either style.

The Cravat Company - How To Tie our Cravats
1. Drape the cravat around your neck, longer end on your right.
The Cravat Company - How To Tie our Cravats
2. Cross the longer end over the shorterend, to your left.
The Cravat Company - How To Tie our Cravats
3. Take the longer end back underneath the shorter end.
The Cravat Company - How To Tie our Cravats
4. Wrap longer end over the top again to your left.
The Cravat Company - How To Tie our Cravats
5. Take the longer end up through the neck loop. Next, either follow step 6 or 7, depending which style you choose.
The Cravat Company - How To Tie our Cravats
6. For a 'Traditional' look: Fold down the longer end over the knot, adjust fit with the shorter end and fix top end in place with a cravat pin.
The Cravat Company - How To Tie our Cravats
7. For 'Scrunch' or 'Ruche' tie, omit step 6 From step 5, bring the longer end down through the knot loop to get that 'scrunched-up' effect.
The Cravat Company - How To Tie our Cravats
8. Adjust fit with the shorter end (underneath). Make sure the knot is loose-ish to get the best effect.

The cravat shown in the images above is in hand-woven silk dupion, shade 164, Lily. Click here for our full colour range.