This is the knot of all knots. It’s a great eye catcher and has become my favorite knot to date.
I’d like to tell you the history and an awesome story behind this knot, though I am unsure of the origins. Google let me down… It’s just a great looking knot and really a conversation piece.
This knot is what started my little hobby here. I found this, again, from Alex Krasny while I was looking for instructions on a proper windsor knot. I saw a little thumbnail of it and I just had to know and understand how the knot worked. I was extremely impressed and learned it right away. I will be making instructional videos soon, but until then – Watch Alex.
I can thank my Dad for this tie. I was back home for a family function, had this nice gray shirt, but no good tie to go with it. When I was ironing this shirt in my parents room, I noticed the tie hanging in the closet. I asked if I could use it and it turned out to be absolutely perfect. I tied my half windsor and wore it to our family function. It’s a great, 100% Silk, Hand-Made, Extra-long tie from Repp. The tie isn’t extremely thick, which is perfect for this type of knot.
This knot works with:
- Thinner Ties – Thinner fabric and thinner width cause less wrinkles.
- Solid Color Ties – The solid colors give this knot the attention it deserves without distracting from the knot itself.
- Symmetrical Patterns – Light patterns are better for this. The heavier the pattern, the less you’ll be able to see the great knot.
This knot does not work with:
- Thicker Ties – Thick fabric and wide ties make this knot give the tie too many wrinkles and divits.
- Paisly/Heavy Pattern Ties – The patterns greatly reduce the visual appearance of many fancy knots.
- Plaid Ties/Striped Ties – The stripes or plaid will severely diminish lines of the knot.