What's your favorite tie knot?

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  1. Surfrider

    Surfrider Senior member

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    Yes, I know; it depends on the tie, the shirt, the suit, the wearer, the time, the day, the weather, the sun, moon, stars, blah, blah, blah. But generally speaking, what is your favorite tie knot? I like the Full Windsor becasue I'm a little OCD when it comes to symmetry. :/ PS: I also like the Marovingian Knot but I don't think I'd ever actually wear one. :p edit: The finished knot in video linked above looks much better than the originally-posted link to a picture (which was quite terrible).
     


  2. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    PS: I also like the Marovingian Knot but I don't think I'd ever actually wear one. :p

    That's the ugliest knot I've ever seen.

    I do a half-windsor 99% of the time - works for me.
     


  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    FIH has been my choice since 3rd grade (school uniform), though I've toyed with them all.
     


  4. m_wave

    m_wave Senior member

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    full windsor for general wear or FIH with my woolen knit and skinny ties
     


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    satorstyle Senior member

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    I like the symmetry of the Windsor as well.
     


  6. ephemeralcoherence

    ephemeralcoherence Well-Known Member

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    FIH b/c I'm too lazy for anything else.
     


  7. greekonomist

    greekonomist Senior member

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    Four in hand. Always. Sometimes I wrap the long end around twice if the tie is thin and long enough--I'm only 5'8", but that's the only variation.

    And a bow for DJ.
     


  8. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    Half windsor is default, I like the symmetry without the size.

    FIH for those that are really skinny or really thick.
     


  9. Surfrider

    Surfrider Senior member

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    JHC, there's a thread with nearly EXACT SAME NAME only a couple weeks old. How the hell did I miss that?

    Sorry. :p
     


  10. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    four in hand

    if the tie has a thinner interlining or is on the longer side, half windsor out of necessity.

    Have tried the Prince Albert and don't dislike it

    I hate a full windsor in any and all instances
     


  11. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    In that other thread someone said the Italian.. which I guess is a FIH with one extra wrap-through... that is now my knot of choice.
     


  12. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    the Italian.. which I guess is a FIH with one extra wrap-through... that is now my knot of choice.
    AKA the Prince Albert.
     


  13. Connemara

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    I don't wear anything but FIH or Prince Albert. 90% of the time it's the PA.
     


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    jakejake Senior member

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    I tried out prince albert knot today.. it looks great for me.
     


  15. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    I like windsor or even a double W [​IMG] But then I never wear a button down shirt either [​IMG] So for my Italian spread colars (whale?) I like a nice symetrical knot. I suppose if I was ever to wear a skinny tie the PA above might do ... Speed
     


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