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What is the best tie knot?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mteps, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. jwphillips

    jwphillips New Member

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    I'm a big fan of the Pratt knot

     
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  2. Dempsy444

    Dempsy444 Senior member

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  3. PaisleySnail

    PaisleySnail Well-Known Member

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    I think the FIH is the most stylish tie knot. However, I also use the Pratt if I can't get a good dimple on a particular tie.
     


  4. thefuryuk

    thefuryuk Active Member

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    This one for sure.

    Also known as the English Footballers' knot. Simple measurement of "its not wide enough until its the width of your head".
     


  5. Hacking jacket

    Hacking jacket Senior member

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    Double Windsor ... same as the quintuple Windsor (pictured in the first part of the thread) without the final half-hitch knot. It is traditionally a formal knot, but I just like it.

    Much more practical for standard tie lengths than the Q-Windsor, but needs much more precision and time than e.g. half-Windsor.

    I suspect there overlapping nomenclature here?
    FIH = half Windsor?
    Pratt = full Windsor?
     
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  6. Dempsy444

    Dempsy444 Senior member

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    I think the full Windsor is a good power knot and looks sharp with a spread collar. It can look a bit self serious so a half Windsor or FIH is better if you want to be a little more casual easy going.

    Btw, Is there a name for the rediciusly large knot Merril Hoge ties?
     


  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Windsor, half-windsor and four-in-hand all get regular play, depending on the particular shirt and tie in question.
     


  8. Willin

    Willin Senior member

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    How does this guy have a job?


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  9. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    This... I just... :brick:
     


  10. jshastings

    jshastings Well-Known Member

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    Lulz.
     


  11. Hacking jacket

    Hacking jacket Senior member

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    Okay i see,

    FIH favoured by legendary Edward VIII ... Today I am educated.
     


  12. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I'd go with you not having any clue what you're talking about. Maybe you should go back to the basics.
     
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  13. redguard117

    redguard117 Member

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    No...

    My favorite knot, personally is this one:

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    (ducks)
     


  14. Hacking jacket

    Hacking jacket Senior member

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    Easy let me explain:
    Edward VIII, fashion icon of tie knots, including FIH: married an American, triggering a constitutional crisis, leaving UK bereft of a leader on the rise of the third Reich.
    My point was there are errors (of nomenclature) and marrying Americans.

    His father, George V, invented the Windsor knot.
     
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  15. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    One of our Presidents coined a saying: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt." Not so much a style icon though.
     
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