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post #16 of 50
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Originally Posted by Recoil View Post
It is traditional; it's the the FIH with the spread collar that is a newer phenomenon.

The FIH with a spread collar has been done for a long time. Prince Charles has always done it.
post #17 of 50
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Originally Posted by Matt S View Post
The FIH with a spread collar has been done for a long time. Prince Charles has always done it.
I use newer as a relative term. I've always understood that the spread collar was originally worn to accommodate a larger tie knot.
post #18 of 50
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Originally Posted by Recoil View Post
I always use the four in hand on a spread collar. No real reason to use anything but. Look at the WAYWTD thread, 99% of knots are FIH despite the collar and they always look great.

+1,000,000

To be honest, I've never known a really well dressed guy that ties any knot other than a FIH. If you want a thicker knot wrap it twice but windsors both half and full are nerdy.
post #19 of 50
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Originally Posted by NickPollica View Post
+1,000,000

To be honest, I've never known a really well dressed guy that ties any knot other than a FIH. If you want a thicker knot wrap it twice but windsors both half and full are nerdy.

Nerdy? I tie half and full's all of the time!
post #20 of 50
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Originally Posted by NickPollica View Post
+1,000,000

To be honest, I've never known a really well dressed guy that ties any knot other than a FIH. If you want a thicker knot wrap it twice but windsors both half and full are nerdy.

thats silly.

not to mention, we are on the internet critiquing other male's tie knots. I think we all qualify as "nerdy"
post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by NickPollica View Post
+1,000,000

To be honest, I've never known a really well dressed guy that ties any knot other than a FIH.


post #22 of 50
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
I don't care what anyone here says, I like cutaway spread collars and full windsor knots. It may not be the most traditional look, but its the one I like.

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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
thats silly.

not to mention, we are on the internet critiquing other male's tie knots. I think we all qualify as "nerdy"

Strong irony...
post #23 of 50
Easy - Four in hand

alternatives: half Windsor, full Windsor
post #24 of 50
What is this need to "fill" the space of a collar? I think the four in hand looks perfect with everything. Big knots just look tacky regardless of the collar.
post #25 of 50
i prefer the cleaner look of the half windsor with spread collars, especially for business. polo collar means four in hand. sometimes i'll do the four in hand with the thicker ties so it doesn't look too ari gold (nothing wrong with that - just not my style), but i'll play around with the tie to make it look more even.
post #26 of 50
FIH unless you want to look like a british footballer, or the guy whose come to mend the photocopier....
post #27 of 50
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
I don't care what anyone here says, I like cutaway spread collars and full windsor knots. It may not be the most traditional look, but its the one I like.

Agreed. I understan d that the look has been somewhat coopted and bastardized by atheletes...but it's what I go with. I think when the knot is a tasteful size, it's a great look.
post #28 of 50
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Originally Posted by Hadrian View Post
Strong irony...

You might want to renew your understanding of what irony is.

When I stated "we all qualify as nerds" I am including myself, since here I am, arguing about it.

Therefore, my two statements were not ironic.
post #29 of 50
I guess it is pretty obvious what the recomendation is going to be from a guy who's name is "Fat tie knot."

I love big tie knots. I regularly sport full windsors and double Hanovers. I think they look great and do not make you look like a footballer or the guy who fixes the copier. They add balance to that huge open collar.
post #30 of 50
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Originally Posted by Fat-tie-knot View Post
I regularly sport full windsors and double Hanovers.

I had to look that one up. That's some graduate level stuff.

Do you know if the Pratt knot is the same thing as the Shelby knot?

(Ninety-nine percent of the time, the FIH is what I'll use. I haven't done a Windsor, half or full, in years.)
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