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Which knot for skinny tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sygyzy, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    I usually tie half-Windsor knots for all my ties but with a skinny tie, I am having difficulty making the knot cover itself (if that makes any sense). You know when you wrap the tie around itself then pull it through the loop? Well since it's skinny, what ends up happening is the visible part starts sliding down. Any amount of tightening does not really help.

    I am thinking this is because I am choosing the wrong type of knot. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Forsaken

    Forsaken Member

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    I like four-in-hand with skinny ties.
     
  3. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Oriental (see 85 ways to tie a tie)
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oriental (see 85 ways to tie a tie)
    Greek [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Pah, you damn barbarians!
     
  6. martan

    martan Member

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    The small knot works also. You can see diagrams of it on the Brooks Bros site.
     
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    Oriental (see 85 ways to tie a tie)

    that book costs $90 yikes.

    It is incredibly difficult to find different ways to tie a tie other than the basics, let alone ones with actual pictures.
     
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    Dragon Senior member

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    I think the most suited knot would be a small knot
     
  10. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    that book costs $90 yikes.

    It is incredibly difficult to find different ways to tie a tie other than the basics, let alone ones with actual pictures.


    Weird. I got the paperback from Amazon for I think $10.00...
     
  11. ibleedwhite

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    Weird. I got the paperback from Amazon for I think $10.00...

    what book is this?
     
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    Holdfast Senior member

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    The thinner the blade, the smaller the knot needs to be to balance it. Four in hand should work fine.
     
  14. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    4 in hand.

    easiest and smallest.
     
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  16. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    Guys,

    The Four in Hand knot worked out perfectly. Thanks again!
     
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    babygreenspots Senior member

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    I find it more of a problem to get shirts with a small enough collar. I have had some of my normal collars reduced though.
     

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