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Getting the four-in-hand knot right

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by goretexman, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. JRGEICO

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    johnvw Senior member

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    +1 :fonz:
     
  3. missilesgo

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    NEC-C-C-C-C-C-C-RO BUMP!!!

    (Spoo, did you ever get around to posting said explanation/video?)

    :D
     
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    dappercanadian Senior member

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    Yea @SpooPoker, we're waiting.
     
  5. suitedcboy

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    Spoo does 4IH so well they almost look like Windsor knots.
    I know I am in the minority but 4IH is the knot of choice for bagboys at the grocer and of the masses of men who are FORCED to wear suits but hate them. I just can not find any love for the knot. I guess I find the less than symmetric knot on an impeccable suit and shirt to strike me like a odd colored fender on a Ferrari. I don't see that and think, "impeccable automotive craftsmanship and look they screwed up one fender for a bit of sprezzatura". I think, "what a fine crafting of an automobile but it is a shame they don't know how to paint".
     
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  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    “It was tied with a Windsor knot. Bond mistrusted anyone who tied his tie with a Windsor knot. It showed too much vanity. It was often the mark of a cad.”

    JB disagrees with you.
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Windsor knots are awful. Even their namesake didn't tie them (he used half-windsors with a wide tie). A FIH that looks like a windsor is a poorly tied FIH.

    FIH's done well are amazing. But FIH as they are often done in the wild are reminiscent of bag boys, movie theater employees, and office grunts.
     
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    semperexcelsius Senior member

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    yeah, @SpooPoker ... where's that video?
     
  9. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    I thought Spoo posted it here...
     
  10. semperexcelsius

    semperexcelsius Senior member

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    in a different thread? I didn't see it here...
     
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    *cough* BUMP *cough*
     
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    Whoa. What? Wait...

    IS that a 4IH?? That doesn't quite look like what I do..
     
  14. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    I believe it's a Knize knot* (and there's another name for it that I'm forgetting). It's what I use, unless the tie is too thick for it, in which case I use a FIH.




    * Countdown to someone coming in and correcting me ...
     
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  15. FlyingMonkey

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    That's because it's not a Four-in-Hand; it's a Knize knot.

    So Spoo doesn't use FIH after all then... that solves one mystery.

    Edit: ditto, Mr Six.
     
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