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.

 

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. Put the cravat around your neck. Make sure that one end (A) hangs around 12 / 30.5cm lower than the other (B).

Step 2

Step 2. Bring A across the front of B. Make sure that it is not too loose or too tight.

Step 3

Step 3. Bring A around and behind B.

Step 4

Step 4. Bring A around and behind B again.

Step 5

Step 5. Bring A up and behind the loop. Then bring A down and over the knot (not through like you would with a tie). Tuck this behind your waistcoat for a wedding cravat, or into your open shirt for a casual cravat.

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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. Put the cravat around your neck. Make sure that one end (A) hangs around 12 / 30.5cm lower than the other (B).

Step 2

Step 2. Bring A across the front of B. Make sure that it is not too loose or too tight.

Step 3

Step 3. Bring A around and behind B.

Step 4

Step 4. Bring A around and behind B to form the knot.

Step 5

Step 5. Bring A around and behind B.

Step 6

Step 6. Bring A through the front of the knot. The folds sewn into the cravat create the scrunchie / ruche effect on the knot. If using a cravat that was equal in step 1 it will be unavoidable that the back of the finished cravat will be longer than the front. This should be easily hidden under a waistcoat or by using a pin.

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