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What's your favorite tie knot?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Surfrider, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Surfrider

    Surfrider Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I know; it depends on the tie, the shirt, the suit, the wearer, the time, the day, the weather, the sun, moon, stars, blah, blah, blah. But generally speaking, what is your favorite tie knot? I like the Full Windsor becasue I'm a little OCD when it comes to symmetry. :/ PS: I also like the Marovingian Knot but I don't think I'd ever actually wear one. :p edit: The finished knot in video linked above looks much better than the originally-posted link to a picture (which was quite terrible).
     
  2. EL72

    EL72 Well-Known Member

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    PS: I also like the Marovingian Knot but I don't think I'd ever actually wear one. :p

    That's the ugliest knot I've ever seen.

    I do a half-windsor 99% of the time - works for me.
     
  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Well-Known Member

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    FIH has been my choice since 3rd grade (school uniform), though I've toyed with them all.
     
  4. m_wave

    m_wave Well-Known Member

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    full windsor for general wear or FIH with my woolen knit and skinny ties
     
  5. satorstyle

    satorstyle Well-Known Member

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    I like the symmetry of the Windsor as well.
     
  6. ephemeralcoherence

    ephemeralcoherence Well-Known Member

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    FIH b/c I'm too lazy for anything else.
     
  7. greekonomist

    greekonomist Well-Known Member

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    Four in hand. Always. Sometimes I wrap the long end around twice if the tie is thin and long enough--I'm only 5'8", but that's the only variation.

    And a bow for DJ.
     
  8. crazyquik

    crazyquik Well-Known Member

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    Half windsor is default, I like the symmetry without the size.

    FIH for those that are really skinny or really thick.
     
  9. Surfrider

    Surfrider Well-Known Member

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    JHC, there's a thread with nearly EXACT SAME NAME only a couple weeks old. How the hell did I miss that?

    Sorry. :p
     
  10. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    four in hand

    if the tie has a thinner interlining or is on the longer side, half windsor out of necessity.

    Have tried the Prince Albert and don't dislike it

    I hate a full windsor in any and all instances
     
  11. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Well-Known Member

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    In that other thread someone said the Italian.. which I guess is a FIH with one extra wrap-through... that is now my knot of choice.
     
  12. Tomasso

    Tomasso Well-Known Member

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    the Italian.. which I guess is a FIH with one extra wrap-through... that is now my knot of choice.
    AKA the Prince Albert.
     
  13. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    I don't wear anything but FIH or Prince Albert. 90% of the time it's the PA.
     
  14. jakejake

    jakejake Well-Known Member

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    I tried out prince albert knot today.. it looks great for me.
     
  15. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Well-Known Member

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    I like windsor or even a double W [​IMG] But then I never wear a button down shirt either [​IMG] So for my Italian spread colars (whale?) I like a nice symetrical knot. I suppose if I was ever to wear a skinny tie the PA above might do ... Speed
     
  16. finch

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    I'm a windsor type of guy, commonly sport the full windsor.
     
  17. Leslierc

    Leslierc Well-Known Member

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    Four in hand. Always. Sometimes I wrap the long end around twice if the tie is thin and long enough--I'm only 5'8", but that's the only variation.

    And a bow for DJ.


    +1! Exactly how I tie mine!
     
  18. Countertenor

    Countertenor Well-Known Member

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    A tightly-tied, obnoxiously symmetrical Half-Windsor (with the rare FIH thrown in). With a dimple.
     
  19. Chavlad

    Chavlad Well-Known Member

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    I always reverse tie my tie. Always look's smart skinny.
     
  20. UnnamedPlayer

    UnnamedPlayer Well-Known Member

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    half windsor.

    Everything else is for douchebags.
     

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