[/quote]Too bulbous and symetrical and slope-sided. Â All in all, too studied, like a dead sculpture to be gazed at rather than a living piece of cloth to be worn. Â (Jeez, that sounds pretentious ...) [quote] IMO, I dont agree. Â Similarly, would you say that a well crafted and perfectly fitting suit is a "dead sculpture"? I usually tie the Windsor when I need more heft in the tie, but I almost always think the end product looks better than the FIH. Â The FIH usually shows a piece of sloped fabric at the top of the knot - looks sloppy to me. I may be dead wrong on this, but I think the FIHs popularity comes from the fact that it is just a simpler knot than the Windsor, and hence not everyone who wears a tie knows how to tie a Windsor. Â Case in point, if you go to the Supermarket, most kids bagging groceries will be wearing the FIH, and I dont think its because they think the Windsor resembles a "dead sculpture...."