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"Christensen" tie knot rediscovered

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lucky Strike, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Aureus

    Aureus Senior Member

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    I wish I had a digital camera... as I've managed to pretty much exactly duplicate the picture with a very thin tie that widens very slowly. Well mine doesn't manage to get quite a pronounced cross, but its there on the top and bottom.
     


  2. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Distinguished Member

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    i actually got a pretty much perfect reproduction of the drawing...now i have to wait for a darn digi cam.
     


  3. otterhound

    otterhound Senior Member

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    legally speaking, i think you're infringing on "the walmart manager" knot.
    Hilarious![​IMG]
     


  4. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    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.
    You don't untie it--you cut it off with a sword!
     


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    glen_quagmire Member

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    I know this thread is a little old.

    Would you wear this knot to an interview? Or is it too much and a "classic" knot would be better?
     


  6. TheIdler

    TheIdler Distinguished Member

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    Why on earth would you want to wear this knot to an interview? Stick to a classic. You can go all crazy with a Christensen after you get the job.
     


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    Unless you're interviewing for the position of catalogue printer at the Swedish firm of Stralin and Persson, I think it best to stick to a half Windsor for the interview.
     


  8. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    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.

    You don't untie it--you cut it off with a sword!

    Collectively, I believe the two of you are infringing on an Eric Glennie patent.
     


  9. HomerJ

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    Unless you're interviewing for the position of catalogue printer at the Swedish firm of Stralin and Persson, I think it best to stick to a half Windsor for the interview.

    [​IMG]
     


  10. eric glennie

    eric glennie Senior Member

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    Collectively, I believe the two of you are infringing on an Eric Glennie patent.

    Looks like I have made an impact , and some of you recognize the Eric Glennie style. I believe Every designer should have a signature tieknot . I will crank the Quiet Riot this weekend see what I can come up with. You guys are good to me and deserve a little style and a cool looking tie knot.
     


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    There may be one problem. Some unknowing folk may think you don't know how to tie your tie.

    +1 I've always liked this knot but always wondered about this.
     


  12. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Distinguished Member

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    I've tried this knot on many occasions - it's a bit difficult to make, but if done correctly, very few people, including most members here, would notice the difference between the Christensen and a "classic" knot. I wouldn't have any qualms about wearing it to an interview.

    It's like the old questions about wearing pocket squares and cufflinks to interviews; nobody would notice, unless they have more than an average interest in clothes, in which case the pocket square/cufflinks/unusual knot would probably be a plus.

    On the other hand, life is full of better opportunities for taking sartorial chances, I suppose.
     


  13. eric glennie

    eric glennie Senior Member

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    Unless I incorrectly tied the Christensen, it is one of the easiest ties to knot. I think the chap that drew up the diagram of the knot was playing a joke because the Christensen is impossible to knot from the diagram. I posted one on my website www.ericglennie.com under sport collars. I used a spliced necktie to accentuate the knuckling in the knot.

    I would post a photo but cant at this time.
     


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    Tagging for later reference.
     


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    Unless I incorrectly tied the Christensen, it is one of the easiest ties to knot. I think the chap that drew up the diagram of the knot was playing a joke because the Christensen is impossible to knot from the diagram. I posted one on my website www.ericglennie.com under sport collars. I used a spliced necktie to accentuate the knuckling in the knot.

    I would post a photo but cant at this time.


    mine looks the same. I also think it is very easy to knot.
     


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