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Knot with British spread collar?

LSU1990

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Does this FIH knot work with this wide spread collar? I like the length of this knot, but would it be better to maybe use a more symmetrical knot such as a Pratt knot? This is a fairly thick tie.

 

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Personally, I think a larger knot would be more appropriate for such a wide spread. Consider a half windsor, or if you are really gutsy a full windsor.
 

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Half windsor would be my knot of choice-FIH tends to suit narrow collar spaces alongside the prince albert.
 

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I always use the four in hand on a spread collar. No real reason to use anything but. Look at the WAYWTD thread, 99% of knots are FIH despite the collar and they always look great.
 

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I never wear anything larger than a half windsor. A full windsor is the neckwear equivalent of chrome-plated spinners.
 

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Originally Posted by Working Stiff
IMO, youdo not want the knot to be any bigger than that. I would prefer it smaller.

+1. I would increase the length of that collar though.
 

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I would say half Windsor, but as others have said you really don't want to go with a knot that is much bigger.

I know FIH is the most popular knot, but I just can't get over how it is asymmetrical and always looks crooked. I find it surprising that this doesn't seem to bug anyone else.
 

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Originally Posted by Aldehyde
I would say half Windsor, but as others have said you really don't want to go with a knot that is much bigger.

I know FIH is the most popular knot, but I just can't get over how it is asymmetrical and always looks crooked. I find it surprising that this doesn't seem to bug anyone else.


It's all part of the charm.
 

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the problem with a FIH with a spread collar is you get to see the tie reaching under the collar. A half windsor (and it doesn't have to be chunky) solves this problem.
 

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Originally Posted by Aldehyde
I know FIH is the most popular knot, but I just can't get over how it is asymmetrical and always looks crooked. I find it surprising that this doesn't seem to bug anyone else.

That's part of the charm.
 

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Whatever knot you damn well please.
 

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I don't care what anyone here says, I like cutaway spread collars and full windsor knots. It may not be the most traditional look, but its the one I like.
 

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Originally Posted by Quadcammer
I don't care what anyone here says, I like cutaway spread collars and full windsor knots. It may not be the most traditional look, but its the one I like.

It is traditional; it's the the FIH with the spread collar that is a newer phenomenon.
 

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