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What is the best tie knot?

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

  1. cataan

    cataan Well-Known Member

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    My preference is half windsor. I've used the FIH for years until just recently - don't like the long, bent shape. Windsor is too bulky. Half windsor is a nice medium, symmetrical and not too big.
     


  2. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    Wow. That knot disgusts my inner stylist, but appeals to my inner mathematician.
     


  3. suited

    suited Senior member

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    If you have any dog poop around the yard, just string it from your neck - it would achieve the same effect :confused:
     


  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Whoa, I have not seen the Trinity before. I am intrigued. [​IMG]
     


  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    I can't tell if everyone in this thread is trolling or just :uhoh:
     


  6. Hacking jacket

    Hacking jacket Senior member

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    ;) Its a first attempt... bit like getting a thick square-end bow tie right first time (impossible).





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    ^^ This is better ... but needs a formal shirt.
    Thanks for the above diagrams ... helpful
     
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  7. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    A little of this, a little of that...
     


  8. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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  9. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    Also, I actually love the look of FIH and half windsor with a wide spread or cutaway collar. Most people I know hate that look, and religiously follow the "Wide collar = Big tie knot" rule.
     


  10. joshmick

    joshmick Senior member

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    I am really liking the pratt knot thanks to this thread.
     


  11. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    How is the Pratt any better than the Half Windsor? I've been tying the latter since I was 3 years old, and I can't think of any reason why I'd tie a Pratt instead...

    And also, since when has a Half Windsor been a "big knot"? If you tie it tightly in the right place on any half-decent tie, it comes out perfectly small. I can't be arsed to work it out accurately, but I doubt it is more than 20% larger than an FIH.

    In fact, in this picture, it looks smaller...
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. joshmick

    joshmick Senior member

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    I personally never had luck with the windsor, making it look the way I like. The pratt, on the other hand, seems to look great every time and is very very simple.
     


  13. jt10000

    jt10000 Senior member

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    I can tie the FIH in my sleep because I learned it as a schoolboy.

    Recently tried the Pratt knot, and I liked the result, but was almost disturbed by its simplicity.
     


  14. Dapper Edition

    Dapper Edition Active Member

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    I agree, the four in hand is the most stylish knot.

    I really like the thin fih like Michael Douglas wore it as Gordon Gekko in this picture.

    [​IMG]
     


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    jshastings Well-Known Member

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    Really not trying to be mean here, but you wore that in public?
     


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