My God, I hate the windsor knot

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  1. GucciKid

    GucciKid Senior member

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    The right photo is significantly better. My poor photoshopping skills aside, the smaller knot is simply more elegant looking compared to the clumsy windsor, which draws too much attention to itself.


    I have to disagree. The smallness of the four in hand there draws more attention to itself because of the cutaway collar.
     


  2. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    I have to disagree. The smallness of the four in hand there draws more attention to itself because of the cutaway collar.

    +1, too many people equate finer/smaller with more elegant. In this case, a small knot puts the whole neck area out of proportion. The wider windsor makes his chest and neck look more robust. Using a FIH here gives a sort of 1960's skinny tie look in my opinion.
     


  3. yfyf

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    I don't get the love for Windsors either but I tend towards 3" and less ties. Even the widest is only 3.25.
     


  4. BareSolid

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    God, this is called 'Style' Forum, please do not wear ties with button-down collar shirts.
     


  5. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Four in hand FTW.

    That's the only collar with which the Windsor isn't wholly inappropriate. But even with a cutaway collar, the four-in-hand is generally the best option.

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    The right photo is significantly better. My poor photoshopping skills aside, the smaller knot is simply more elegant looking compared to the clumsy windsor, which draws too much attention to itself.


    + a billion.
     


  6. holymadness

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    The right photo is significantly better. My poor photoshopping skills aside, the smaller knot is simply more elegant looking compared to the clumsy windsor, which draws too much attention to itself.


    +1

    The knot on the left is strictly for clowns and assholes.
     


  7. Loudly

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    The right photo is significantly better. My poor photoshopping skills aside, the smaller knot is simply more elegant looking compared to the clumsy windsor, which draws too much attention to itself.



    Don't agree. I think the proportions are more harmonious in the original. [​IMG]
     


  8. blackbowtie

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    Don't agree. I think the proportions are more harmonious in the original. [​IMG]

    Hear, hear! What's with the hate?
     


  9. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    God help me, I'm wearing a tie right now and forgot how I knotted it. I think I went four-in-hand, because it's a thick tie. But, don't hold me to it.

    And yes, wearing a spread collar.
     


  10. Ich_Dien

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    The right photo is significantly better. My poor photoshopping skills aside, the smaller knot is simply more elegant looking compared to the clumsy windsor, which draws too much attention to itself.


    +1
     


  11. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    i cant stand the assymetric look of four-in-hand. i want to yank it straight off peoples necks
    How about a Pratt knot? It's one of the easiest knots to tie, smaller than a Windsor and perfectly symmetrical.
     


  12. luftvier

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    How about a Pratt knot? It's one of the easiest knots to tie, smaller than a Windsor and perfectly symmetrical.

    I used to use a Pratt because my pencil neck + FIH = tie with longer narrow blade.

    Now I just stopped caring. I guess that's my sprezz.
     


  13. oman

    oman Senior member

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    what's the one where you start by putting the tie around your neck backwards, with the underside facing out? that's the one i use

    when completed, the thinner length of the tie (the bit that's hidden behind the broader length) also ends up facing backwards

    what's this called, any ideas? it's asymmetrical, if that helps
     


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    I have to disagree. The smallness of the four in hand there draws more attention to itself because of the cutaway collar.

    +1

    Too much shirt real estate showing
     


  15. luftvier

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    +1

    Too much shirt real estate showing


    POAL!
     


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