1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Tie knot.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Dear everyone,

    I saw a tie knot that I rather liked last time in a magazine. It was tied in a very large knot with an English spread collar. It seemed a very eccentric Anglo type of look.

    Does anyone know how to tie this knot? Also does the size of the tie matter? Thank you.
     
  2. davei

    davei Senior member

    Messages:
    294
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Probably a full windsor knot: http://www2.latech.edu/~bmagee....not.htm Works best with long, thin ties (thickness, not width) that don't taper too sharply. Â Not too many ties these days fit the bill - the four in hand is the most popular knot, so you may find most ties to either be too thick or too short (with all the turns, you need alot of tie.) You can kind of fake the look of a full windsor if you do a half windsor (should be on the same site above) but use a thick, wide tie (think 1970s).
     
  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Davei,

    Yes it was the Windsor knot. Apparently I tried it with an Etro tie of mine, and it didn't work out that well. But then a Jean Paul Gaultier tiw worked. Your theory of various tie sizes was correct.

    Tradition dictates the Windsor should be with a spread collar but I tried it with a cutaway collar, and it looked quite good. I suppose rules were meant to be broken.
     
  4. mbc

    mbc Senior member

    Messages:
    588
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Location:
    New York, NY
    What sort of "image" do you think a windsor vs a half windsor vs a four-in-hand conveys to people?
     
  5. Sevcom

    Sevcom Senior member

    Messages:
    342
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Location:
    New York
    I thought a) cutaway collars were a(n admittedly extreme, in the literal sense) variation on the spread collar, and b) that Windsor knots were the only knot that looked good with them. At least, I can't imagine a cutaway with anything less: a four-in-hand would look overwhelmed in one.
     
  6. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,582
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Yep - a four-in-hand doesn't work with a cutaway collar even if the tie is really thick. It almost always comes out too conical. A half or full Windsor is the only way to go.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by