Knot with British spread collar?

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  1. LSU1990

    LSU1990 Member

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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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  2. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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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.
     


  3. tobias3

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


  4. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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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.
     


  5. mdg137

    mdg137 Senior member

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    Try a double four in hand.
     


  6. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Senior member

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    IMO, youdo not want the knot to be any bigger than that. I would prefer it smaller.
     


  7. Grenadier

    Grenadier Senior member

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


  8. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    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.
     


  9. Aldehyde

    Aldehyde Senior member

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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.
     


  10. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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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.


    It's all part of the charm.
     


  11. tobias3

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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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    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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    George Senior member

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    Whatever knot you damn well please.
     


  14. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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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.
     


  15. Recoil

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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.

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


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