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post #16 of 86
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post
I do the half windsor. It's what my dad taught me and it's never been a problem for me.

stellar avatar.
*wipes brow*
post #17 of 86
They are slick and make a statement, but have to be used in the correct proportion to the rest of the fit and with the appropriate collar.
post #18 of 86
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Originally Posted by landshark View Post
I don't know how you tie your FIH but if you loosen it where the small end is out, it will just unravel.


I know that FIH is a self releasing tie. I highlighted the part in your quote that I didn't agree with. A Windsor knot is self releasing and a half windsor can also be self releasing (depending on where you start the loop in second stage).
post #19 of 86
It depends on the tie/collar...
post #20 of 86
full windsors are often tied poorly, giving the general knot type a bad name. many ties are too thick to do a full windsor nicely, ie symetrical and a little full, but with a thick tie it ends up being huge (see first point) this forum is a little USA skewed so the FIH is preferred. Also works better with OCBD's.
post #21 of 86
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Because it's U - G - L - Y and it ain't got no alibi.

look at you manton, getting all ghetto on mc
post #22 of 86
i think the windsor knot on a spread collar shirt looks very striking, always gets my vote
post #23 of 86
I only know 2 knots, 4inth and bowtie.
post #24 of 86
I've been a half windsor knotter all my life. Thought I suspect the FIH is most used because it supposed to be easier and a no- brainer. And a big plus for the FIH, is that it is uneven and non-symmetrical, so that, when leaning half over on the the bar rail late at night, it looks even.
Though to open a can of worms. A lot of the pictures I see on this site of guys with spread or semi- spread collars, and the FIH tie knot, not covering the collar openiing, look crappy.
post #25 of 86
I will tie a half-windsor with a particularly wide spread collar, or a tie that ties a really skinny knot. I used to ONLY tie a Windsor before I came here.

Mike
post #26 of 86
It boils down to personal preference, personal history, how you were taught to dress by your father or whoever - just like anything. There are those who think less of those who tie a Windsor knot. I am one of them.
post #27 of 86
I love the full windsor
post #28 of 86
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
It boils down to personal preference, personal history, how you were taught to dress by your father or whoever - just like anything. There are those who think less of those who tie a Windsor knot. I am one of them.

your sig has been waiting for this thread
post #29 of 86
Thin tie, narrow collar - FIH
Thick tie, med collar - FIH
Thick tie, spread collar - 1/2 windsor
Thin tie, spread collar - full windsor
post #30 of 86
It was not until I hit Styleforum that I even learned to tie a four-in-hand. My father taught me how to tie a tie, and I always assumed he'd taught me the FIH, being a middle management type.

It turns out, though, he had taught me the half windsor. I still favor it as my knot of choice. I really do think it's a nice knot.

I do occasionally tie a FIH or a Shelby, however, depending on the tie and collar.
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