Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rudals1281, Mar 12, 2013.
The knots aren't just huge, they're sloppy.
Which knot would you recommend?
oh snap! I just watched a youtube video of how to tie a windsor knot and I've been doing it completely wrong for the LAST TEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Four in hand if it is a thicker tie, half windsor if it isn't. Full windsors are gauche, regardless of their historical context. They take up too much collar space. I can see them working in certain more formal contexts, but I wouldn't wear them for business purposes.
"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." - From Russia with Love
(that being said, I suspect that those of us on SF already show plenty of vanity )
I practiced four in hand knot. The full windsor, while it looks nice, is more for medium built which I am not. I don't know where in the world I picked up my idiotic knot but I'll be practicing the four hand all weekend and will stick with it.
Light silver tie, tie bar, and white pocket square. Keep it simple to start, then add some flair later.
I hope this is an improvement from my first knot. I tried the four hand but I didn't like the look. So here is the Windsor knot
So how is this tie to the suit. Let's all hear the final words. I really wanted to try a GQish look but don't know if I made it with this suit. I've ordered a very light blue shirt that would go well with this suit. Shoes? I went with the pair in the previous post.
Small point, noticeable you're not wearing metal (silver, brass or alloy) collar bones
I dont understand. Metal? Like cuff links or tie clip?
Oh if you mean a watch, I wear it everyday just took it off for the picture.
If that tie is your style and taste, then go with it. It's fine, there's nothing wrong with it per se, but I wouldn't wear it because it's not my style. Ties are by and large a matter of personal preference.
As for the knot, you say you tried a FIH but didn't like it. Could you take a pic of yourself wearing a FIH so we can compare the difference as an academic exercise?
It's going to be hard to judge until he gets a shirt with a proper collar.
I got some legit ones over the weekend and they're at the cleaners! I beg for your patience.
So the reason why I didn't do a FIH was because it wouldn't fully "fill" the space between the collars. Is FIH the it nowadays and full Windsors are out of style? I will do a FIH this morning and show y'all. This is good. I like the criticisms and I am learning.
^ I'd say that tie knot does more than just fill the collar space. I might even say, if pressed upon, it overflows. But the final judge should be one's own preference.
Looking forward to the comparison photos.
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