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post #301 of 550
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

Yeah, "weird" isn't what I meant to describe the tie's behavior, it makes perfect sense that being more slippery would cause it to slip. A double four-in-hand does hold a bit better than a single, but the thinner silk/lining tends to produce a bit of a gun-barrel knot for me when using the D4IH.

I'll play around with it a bit more and try another knot, but it should come as no surprise that, as a StyFo member, I get a bit OCD about ties that have come away from the collar to the point that *gasp* you can see the top button.

I would definitely use the knot that Mark Cho uses. I have been using that for more of my thinner ties and it works nicely. I had no idea that was the knot he used lol.
post #302 of 550

What is the name for that knot? It is the one I first learned 30+ years ago and always thought it was a FIH, then watched a different video of the FIH and realized I was "doing it wrong."

 

The problem I always seemed to have with the knot Mark Cho demonstrates is that the knot always seemed to come out a little slanted.

post #303 of 550

^ Knize is one name for it. It's what I use most of the time.

post #304 of 550
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post


Yeah, "weird" isn't what I meant to describe the tie's behavior, it makes perfect sense that being more slippery would cause it to slip. A double four-in-hand does hold a bit better than a single, but the thinner silk/lining tends to produce a bit of a gun-barrel knot for me when using the D4IH.

I'll play around with it a bit more and try another knot, but it should come as no surprise that, as a StyFo member, I get a bit OCD about ties that have come away from the collar to the point that *gasp* you can see the top button.

That is totally gasp worthy, OCD or no!

post #305 of 550
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

That is totally gasp worthy, OCD or no!

You guys get me. nod[1].gif
post #306 of 550
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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post
 

What is the name for that knot? It is the one I first learned 30+ years ago and always thought it was a FIH, then watched a different video of the FIH and realized I was "doing it wrong."

 

The problem I always seemed to have with the knot Mark Cho demonstrates is that the knot always seemed to come out a little slanted.


Isn't that simply a half-windsor?

post #307 of 550
Not exactly...I just tied it and thought it was a half windsor only to realize that it's more of a reversed half windsor.
post #308 of 550
Just received these three very awesome ties. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #309 of 550
Curious to see how you incorporate the apricot one...
post #310 of 550

Obviously a subjective take, but 3.75" is the bees knees for me. A nice, wholesome knot as a 4IH, without being bulbous.

post #311 of 550

Recent tie and PS order shipped! And now, a recent photo with some Vanda wares. Pardon the poor indoor lighting.

 

 

Vanda indigo raw silk tie

Vanda silk PS from forever ago

SC and shirt are Epaulet x Lubiam/Gitman

post #312 of 550

I was in Singapore recently and dropped by the new workshop for Vanda - really great and a nicer space than where they were before:

 

 

I picked up this large paisley madder tie (on the left) which I'm really looking forward to wearing since we have a lot more cold weather left in Melbourne (photo from the Vanda blog):

 

 

Here's a tip - if you're looking for something *really* nice for a lady in your life, you will not go wrong with anything from Arete Goods - they share the space with Vanda and Diana is also one of the co-founders. Just as with Vanda, you can be sure that good taste pervades their collection. My wife picked up a Penta tote in black cowskin and the leather felt *really* nice but what sealed it for me was the goat suede lining - just lovely.

post #313 of 550
I have that paisley tie - my first purchased from Vanda. It's fantastic and I love it! Enjoy!
post #314 of 550

@gshen any chance of bringing back some of the classic wedding ties that are sold out. Namely the Navy/Cream POW and Blue Shepherds?

post #315 of 550
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I picked up this large paisley madder tie (on the left) which I'm really looking forward to wearing since we have a lot more cold weather left in Melbourne

Definitely nothing but hot and sunny in DC today, but I wore I anyway. Out of season, I know, but you put it in my head! Excuse the jacketless iPhone photo!

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