How To Tie A Cravat

Tying a cravat is very easy if you already know how to tie a tie. Don't worry if you've never done this before - the videos and images below will help you achieve the cravat tying skills you're looking for. For the scrunchie wedding cravat effect, see the tying instructions towards the bottom of the page.

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Silk Casual Cravats

Casual or Day Cravat

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Scrunchie Wedding Cravats

Scrunchie Wedding Cravat

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Scrunchie Wedding Cravats

Scrunchie Wedding Cravat

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Tying a Casual Cravat (Version 1)

Tying a Casual Cravat (Version 2)

Tying a Scrunchie / Wedding Cravat

 

Tying a Casual or Wedding Cravat - Step by Step

The process for tying a casual cravat and the traditional wedding cravat is very similar, except with the casual cravat you're looking to create a puffed out look, whereas the wedding cravat tends to be smooth and flat.

Step 1

Step 1. Hang the cravat around your neck with one end slightly longer than the other.

Step 2

Step 2. Wrap the long end across the front of the shorter end.

Step 3

Step 3. Contine wrapping the long end around until you have one complete loop around the top of the short end.

Step 4

Step 4. Start going round again, but as you get to the back of the loop, thread the long end up over the top of the loop from behind.

Step 5

Step 5. Pull the long end all the way through over the loop until it's hanging down the front. Tuck all the fabric behind your waistcoat for a wedding cravat, or into your open collar shirt for a casual or day cravat.

 

Tying a Scrunchie Wedding Cravat - Step by Step

The Scrunchie Wedding Cravat starts off as a traditional wedding cravat, but an extra step is added at the end to tuck the front flap into the knot, as if you were tying a tie.

Step 1

Step 1. Hang the cravat around your neck with one end slightly longer than the other.

Step 2

Step 2.Wrap the long end across the front of the shorter end.

Step 3

Step 3. Contine wrapping the long end around until you have one complete loop around the top of the short end.

Step 4

Step 4. Go round a second time to createa double fold of fabric at the front.

Step 5

Step 5. Start going round again, but as you get to the back of the loop, thread the long end up over the top of the loop from behind.

Step 6

Step 6. Pull the long end all the way through the loops until it's hanging down the front, and then tuck it behind the folds of fabric and pull all the way through. The folds sewn into the cravat create the scrunchie / ruche effect on the knot. Tuck ends behind a waistcoat to finish it off.

Buying Cravats

Now that you have tying a cravat all sorted, it's time to get really creative. Bright colours and eye-catching designs are best for day cravat use, and for more serious or formal events like weddings, plain coloured wedding cravats is the best bet. Whatever you choose, be flamboyant, after all that's what cravats are all about!

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