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How do you tie your necktie (pick up to four)
Simple 2 (11.8%)
Four-in-Hand 2 (11.8%)
Prince Albert 0 (0%)
Kelvin 0 (0%)
Half-Windsor 7 (41.2%)
Pratt 0 (0%)
Windsor 5 (29.4%)
Balthus 1 (5.9%)
Eldredge 0 (0%)
Trinity 0 (0%)
Murrell 0 (0%)
Van Wijk 0 (0%)
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Why Knot?
Topic Started: Feb 2 2018, 06:16 PM (790 Views)
George K
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How do *you* tie your neckties?

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I've always, always, used the Windsor knot. I like the symmetry.
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Aqua Letifer
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What, people still wear these? Are you going to ask about billycock sizes and plus fours also?
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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jon-nyc
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Half-windsor, but I'm pretty good at making it balanced. My dad always did full windsors, and that's what I learned in high school. But as soon as I got out of college I switched. I wear a tie once every year or so now, but can still tie them in my sleep.
In my defense, I was left unsupervised.
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Copper
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Four-In-Hand

8 years in grammar school
4 years in high school
29 years in the office

Not so much anymore.

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The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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Rainman
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If I were alone on a desert island with one tie and 20 years, I could never come up with all those variations.
I have always tied my tie one way: simple and easy. The length is always perfect first try, unless of course I'm running late, in which it takes about 3 attempts. (kinda like how hitting all the red lights is inversely proportional to how early/late you are)

Edit to add: I think people notice how a tie is tied, about as much as they notice shoelaces.

Edited by Rainman, Feb 2 2018, 06:52 PM.
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Luke's Dad
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4 in hand when I am in a hurry, half windsor when I am not.
The problem with having an open mind is that people keep trying to put things in it.
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Axtremus
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HOLY CARP!!!
Full Windsor.
My Walmart ties deserve the best.
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Luke's Dad
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Axtremus
Feb 2 2018, 06:52 PM
Full Windsor.
My Walmart ties deserve the best.
I figured you would go with clip on.
The problem with having an open mind is that people keep trying to put things in it.
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George K
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I always find the asymmetry of some of these knots off-putting.

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Which is why I liked the Windsors.

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Axtremus
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Luke's Dad
Feb 2 2018, 06:56 PM
Axtremus
Feb 2 2018, 06:52 PM
Full Windsor.
My Walmart ties deserve the best.
I figured you would go with clip on.
I only acquire hand-made real ties, no clip-on.
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jon-nyc
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Hmmm... I think I've been doing 4-in-hands all these years. But I'd have to break out a tie and tie it to confirm.
In my defense, I was left unsupervised.
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Luke's Dad
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Me too. What I thought was a half windsor was a 4 in hand, and my full windsor was a half...
The problem with having an open mind is that people keep trying to put things in it.
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jon-nyc
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The problem with a full windsor is it takes too much tie, so you end up with a very short tie.

Plus, it makes you look ancient like George.
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Copper
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I can't even pronounce it, win-zah.

The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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Jolly
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I do a half-Windsor. I think I'm pretty good at evening it up.

To get the length right, I have to buy extra long ties.
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Klaus
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Simple. It's the only one I can remember. And I only need it once or twice per year.
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Klaus
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Wait a second, after looking at Copper's graphic, my standard knot is also a 4-in-hand.
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Mikhailoh
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George K
Feb 2 2018, 07:02 PM
I always find the asymmetry of some of these knots off-putting.

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Which is why I liked the Windsors.

Same here. Hated the look of a crooked knot. Half Windsor FTW.
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Davis
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Learn one knot and stay with it. I once did my 4 in hand while driving with my knee on the steering wheel. Never heard anyone comment one way or another on a knot.

Ties are definitely less common these days, Aqua’s comment struck me that they could nearly disappear. I think shoes are trying to replace the tie as the accessory.
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Klaus
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If you work in white collar jobs with customer contact, ties are still pretty much standard, no?
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Jolly
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Klaus
Feb 3 2018, 05:35 AM
If you work in white collar jobs with customer contact, ties are still pretty much standard, no?
Banking, finance, some others.

But a lot of white collar jobs no longer require a tie.
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Copper
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Politicians and pilots usually wear white shirts and ties.

They both hide behind closed doors and do secret things.

The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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bachophile
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Half Windsor.

Although I have to admit by just looking at coppers image, I could not figure out what I do, I had to take a tie and start doing it step by step to positively identify the half Windsor

Wore a tie elementary, junior Hs and Hs every day.
Nowadays only when I need to present at conferences.
But I can do it in my sleep. Very automatic.
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Friday
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Davis
Feb 3 2018, 04:51 AM
I think shoes are trying to replace the tie as the accessory.

That and watches.

I don't know about you guys, but I think my husband looks good in a dark suit and a crisp white shirt. No tie.

Although I do like shopping for ties.....

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Copper
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A dark suit with no tie is what politicians do when they go to a campaign barbecue and they want to look like one of the guys.

The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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