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post #46 of 95
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Shoes are good (PA's?). Ties less so. Knot less so. Those knots are giant and that collar is small. Even with a spread collar they'd be too big.

The knots aren't just huge, they're sloppy.

post #47 of 95
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

The knots aren't just huge, they're sloppy.
Which knot would you recommend?
post #48 of 95
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oh snap! I just watched a youtube video of how to tie a windsor knot and I've been doing it completely wrong for the LAST TEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #49 of 95

Four in hand if it is a thicker tie, half windsor if it isn't. Full windsors are gauche, regardless of their historical context. They take up too much collar space. I can see them working in certain more formal contexts, but I wouldn't wear them for business purposes.

 

"It was tied with a Windsor knot. Bond mistrusted anyone who tied his tie with a Windsor knot. It showed too much vanity. It was often the mark of a cad." - From Russia with Love

 

(that being said, I suspect that those of us on SF already show plenty of vanity shog[1].gif)

post #50 of 95
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Four in hand if it is a thicker tie, half windsor if it isn't. Full windsors are gauche, regardless of their historical context. They take up too much collar space. I can see them working in certain more formal contexts, but I wouldn't wear them for business purposes.

 

"It was tied with a Windsor knot. Bond mistrusted anyone who tied his tie with a Windsor knot. It showed too much vanity. It was often the mark of a cad." - From Russia with Love

 

(that being said, I suspect that those of us on SF already show plenty of vanity shog[1].gif)

I practiced four in hand knot. The full windsor, while it looks nice, is more for medium built which I am not. I don't know where in the world I picked up my idiotic knot but I'll be practicing the four hand all weekend and will stick with it. 

post #51 of 95

Light silver tie, tie bar, and white pocket square. Keep it simple to start, then add some flair later.

post #52 of 95
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I hope this is an improvement from my first knot. I tried the four hand but I didn't like the look. So here is the Windsor knot


So how is this tie to the suit. Let's all hear the final words. I really wanted to try a GQish look but don't know if I made it with this suit. I've ordered a very light blue shirt that would go well with this suit. Shoes? I went with the pair in the previous post.
post #53 of 95
Small point, noticeable you're not wearing metal (silver, brass or alloy) collar bones
post #54 of 95
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Originally Posted by Hacking jacket View Post

Small point, noticeable you're not wearing metal (silver, brass or alloy) collar bones

I dont understand. Metal? Like cuff links or tie clip?
post #55 of 95
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Originally Posted by Hacking jacket View Post

Small point, noticeable you're not wearing metal (silver, brass or alloy) collar bones

Oh if you mean a watch, I wear it everyday just took it off for the picture.
post #56 of 95
If that tie is your style and taste, then go with it. It's fine, there's nothing wrong with it per se, but I wouldn't wear it because it's not my style. Ties are by and large a matter of personal preference.

As for the knot, you say you tried a FIH but didn't like it. Could you take a pic of yourself wearing a FIH so we can compare the difference as an academic exercise?
post #57 of 95

It's going to be hard to judge until he gets a shirt with a proper collar.

 

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post #58 of 95
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It's going to be hard to judge until he gets a shirt with a proper collar.

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I got some legit ones over the weekend and they're at the cleaners! I beg for your patience.
post #59 of 95
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So the reason why I didn't do a FIH was because it wouldn't fully "fill" the space between the collars. Is FIH the it nowadays and full Windsors are out of style? I will do a FIH this morning and show y'all. This is good. I like the criticisms and I am learning.
post #60 of 95
^ I'd say that tie knot does more than just fill the collar space. I might even say, if pressed upon, it overflows. But the final judge should be one's own preference.

Looking forward to the comparison photos.
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