"Christensen" tie knot rediscovered

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    To quote a famous piano-key-necktie inventor, "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills." I had to try it. But I can get no result nearly matching that diagram. I fail to see how it could possibly come out that way. If I'm doing it right (who knows) it's exactly like a half windsor except the big end goes through both possible loops. But you still end up with a wide strap across the front.
     


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    To quote a famous piano-key-necktie inventor, "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills." I had to try it. But I can get no result nearly matching that diagram. I fail to see how it could possibly come out that way. If I'm doing it right (who knows) it's exactly like a half windsor except the big end goes through both possible loops. But you still end up with a wide strap across the front.
    Like I said...it's pretty difficult to tie correctly. At first I wasn't going through BOTH loops, but once I figured that out it started working. Instead of wrapping the last two loops around the bottom, really try to make them more diagonal (exaggerate the top-to-bottom movement) and hold them in place. This will get the cross, although the piece on the bottom left of the photo will not be visible unless you use a tie that does not get wider toward the end. By the way, anyone know any other cool knots? I think I might actually use this one with a spread collar once in a while, although it takes about 5 minutes of fidgeting to get it to look right...
     


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    I was trying it on the really long narrow end of a narrow tie, and i got a result basically like the picture posted earlier in the thread. But nothing like the diagram shows.
     


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    Well, in the process I invented this, which I have tentatively named "The Gordian" (pending check on a duplicate name):

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    The catch is that you must pay me $5 license fee every time you use it. BTW, it could be tightened further, but I like it more loose.
     


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    Well, in the process I invented this, which I have tentatively named "The Gordian" (pending check on a duplicate name):

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    The catch is that you must pay me $5 license fee every time you use it. BTW, it could be tightened further, but I like it more loose.


    legally speaking, i think you're infringing on "the walmart manager" knot.
     


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    Thats one sexy tie knot J.

    Arg
     


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    I think I have found the ultimate knot...! J
     


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    I like it.. it is like a 4 in hand with and added loop that makes it symetrical

    I tried it on using older thiner ties... the woven ones would produce a much bigger knot...

    here some examples, the shirt collar hides the double loop... but you can see it from near... I think is just a bad angle on the pictures

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    To quote a famous piano-key-necktie inventor, "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills." I had to try it. But I can get no result nearly matching that diagram. I fail to see how it could possibly come out that way. If I'm doing it right (who knows) it's exactly like a half windsor except the big end goes through both possible loops. But you still end up with a wide strap across the front.

    This is the way I see the diagram, too, but I forgot to try it last night.

    J, I'd try the gordian, but I'm worried that I would never get it _untied_. Then I would perpetually look like a Walmart manager.
     


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    That's a very interesting knot. I'll have to give it a shot when I get home.
     


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    I get a huge knot!....let me try with another tie....

    can't wait to try it on a keaton collar...
     


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    It is extraordinarily difficult to get this knot to look like it does on paper. Somewhat interesting in real life, but its details are covered by the shirt collar, unless a spread collar is worn. Getting the little piece to show on the lower left is basically impossible....

    If you look at the diagram in the original post, you'll see that it uses a fixed-width tie. This is why the piece across the front doesn't obscure the other parts of the knot. Try it with a knitted silk tie.
     


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    I get a huge knot!....let me try with another tie....

    can't wait to try it on a keaton collar...


    That's why I posted pics using older ( out of fashion ) thin ties, with the woven or modern ties.. the knot is huge
     


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