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Roger Moore era 007: what tie knot?

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Looks like a four-in-hand to me, but the tie has a thick lining, is made of thick material, or both. Also, I believe ties were quite wide generally in the '70s, that, too would mean the knot would be large, as the width round the knotted area would add to the knot's size.
 

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Grantchester? It's a bit thicker than a 4ih, but the angles are off.
 

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Probably a FIH, I didn't think Bond wore much else.
 

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If I remember correctly, Fleming, through Bond, expressed the view that men who wore a Windsor knot were cads. If it wasn't Fleming, it might have been Le CarrÃ
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Originally Posted by AndrewRogers
If I remember correctly, Fleming, through Bond, expressed the view that men who wore a Windsor knot were cads. If it wasn't Fleming, it might have been Le CarrÃ
.


Yes, I just can't remember the exact quote, but it was "mark of a cad"

Funny, how his villains in the movies wear Windsors.
 

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Originally Posted by Zenny
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Funny, how his villains in the movies wear Windsors.


The same Hollywood stereotype that led to people thinking those with pockets squares must be shark bankers!
 

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Originally Posted by Zenny
Probably a FIH, I didn't think Bond wore much else.
Looks like it; it seems that the Duke of Windsor actually just wore thick ties in a FIH knot. That's probably what this is. In his memoirs A Family Album, the Duke explains that it was his specially made thick ties, rather than a complicated knot, that produced the effect.
Originally Posted by Dimwit Nazi Duke
'The so-called ''Windsor knot'' in the tie was adopted in America at a later date. It was I believe regulation wear for G.I.s during the war, when American college boys adopted it too. But in fact I was in no way responsible for this. The knot to which Americans gave my name was a double knot in a narrow tie - a ''slim Jim'' as it is sometimes called. It is true that I myself have always preferred a large knot, as looking better than a small one, so during the nineteen twenties I devised, in conclave with Mr Sandford, a tie always of the broad variety which was reinforced by an extra thickness of material to produce this effect. As far as I know this particular fashion has never been followed in America or elsewhere.'

Originally Posted by AndrewRogers
If I remember correctly, Fleming, through Bond, expressed the view that men who wore a Windsor knot were cads. If it wasn't Fleming, it might have been Le CarrÃ
.

It was Fleming, in the first chapter of From Russia with Love.
Originally Posted by Ian Fleming
"Bond mistrusted anyone who tied his tie with a Windsor knot. It showed too much vanity. It was often the mark of a cad."
 

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Originally Posted by AndrewRogers
If I remember correctly, Fleming, through Bond, expressed the view that men who wore a Windsor knot were cads. If it wasn't Fleming, it might have been Le CarrÃ
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This gets quoted often, but it's worth remembering that the movies, particularly the Roger Moore films, bore almost no resemblance to Fleming's books, so looking to the books to figure out what he was wearing in the movies maybe pointless.
 

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It's obviously not a windsor, it's assymmetrical.
 

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I want a suit just like that!!!!!!

Would you say it is a medium grey flannel chalkstripe?
 

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