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Obsessed with getting the perfect tie knot

ProfessorShak

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I love neckties but more than the neckties, I 'm more into the knot than anything else. I get frustrated when I see someone on the street with a poorly knotted tie, or without a dimple (I know the dimple isn't for everyone or every tie) but I make sure I have one every time.

That said I stumbled upon a brochure in my grandfathers house from a manufacturer called Bachrach. Not sure about the quality but I was only concerned with the knots which I thought looked fabulous. I went on their site and saved a few imaged of what I was looking for.

Whether you agree or not, I would like to know what type of knots are these and how can I get that shape? How can I get that kind of dimple, tube, thin neck?




 

appolyon

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I would venture a guess and say most look like half-windsors ...
 

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Pinch the knot really hard, then let it go. Now, don't move. Take the picture.
 

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The knots you show are all old hats. Mr. Glennie may be able to provide you with avant garde knots.
 

Master-Classter

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I'm going to geuss here... it's a combination of relatively small tight knots with quite wide/large ties. Check out some of the really wide 80's and early 90's ties. The ones pictured seem quite big near the knot.

There might also be a bit of optical illusion going on. The button stance seems quite high, especially in picture #2, so that with the short point-down collar makes the tie look stubbier.

Just some thoughts
 

DoubleDomer

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Wow, that's a big/deep dimple. You know what they say about what it's supposed to resemble...
 

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Originally Posted by DoubleDomer
Wow, that's a big/deep dimple. You know what they say about what it's supposed to resemble...[/I]

Big feet?
 

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I'm having MAJOR difficulties creating a dimple with my ties, whats the g-damn trick?! :S
 

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Create the dimple by scrunching up the tie using your middle, pointer, thumb before pulling and tightening up the knot. I find that ties made out of heavier materials dimple easier. And obviously wider ties will dimple better, I have a hard time getting my skinnies to look right. At least this generally works in my case.
 

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Yes most simple answer is to pinch (probably a better word than scrunch) blade of tie together as tightening/pulling through the knot.
 

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It just takes a lot of practice to get the dimple right. I can get my tie to look like pic #1 four out of five times. Just don't be too aggressive on creating the dimple or your tie would look like it's caving inwards like pic #2.
 

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The trick is having the blade lie perfectly flat above the knot before pulling the blade thru the knot. The dimple creates itself without any prodding.
 

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I'm just knot that picky.
 

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I've pretty much got it down to where I don't even have to think to get that perfect dimple. Also, those ties do seem to come out way too fat for that knot.
 

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