Clearly I agree with the OP, and put the Ian Flemming quote in my sig a while ago to demonstrate this. I first read From Russia with Love
about 25 years ago in college and this quote has stuck with me ever sense. That I was brought up in the Northeast by generations of button-down-collar-four-in-hand-tying Yankees does not hurt either. (For what it's worth, I also find many pocket squares to be overly fussy, but that bit of SF blasphemy is another topic.)
Originally Posted by onix
I think Windsor knot has an advantage in the following situations: - The tie is long (with respect to the person's height), or - The tie is not substantial enough, or - Both
If this is an issue, tie a four-in-hand that is wrapped around twice. That works well for this situation, especially with thinner ties.
Originally Posted by luftvier
The right photo is significantly better. My poor photoshopping skills aside, the smaller knot is simply more elegant looking compared to the clumsy windsor, which draws too much attention to itself.
I agree with luft. The right picture is much improved.
Originally Posted by BareSolid
God, this is called 'Style' Forum, please do not wear ties with button-down collar shirts.
I will forgive you because you appear to be British. In my parts there is often not other way for many generations of men. I agree that there is room for many types of knots, collars and squares, but I, like Bond, will stick with my prejudices.