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What is your preferred tie knot?

Rusty Blade

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For those of you who wear a tie, what is your preferred knot? I know it depends in part on the fabric and the type of collar. For your daily silk tie, I like a half Windsor. I think it looks quite neat and tidy.
 
Rusty:
When we were young, my brothers and I wore clip-on ties (church, garden parties, ect..), and I didn't begin to learn how to knot my own ties (four-in-hand knot), until I joined the Army. :thumbsup:

"A true gent will always wear his [tie] well". Mr. Coward
 

BigJ

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For many years I preferred a four-in-hand. These days I am using a “Prince Albert’ which is more fun!
 
Four–in–hand.
I know it´s not the prettiest but that´s how I was thought and never really experimented with other knots.
 
Four–in–hand.
I know it´s not the prettiest but that´s how I was thought and never really experimented with other knots.
Well, for me it IS the prettiest!:D And... it is the simplest and least 'formal' knot maybe... It adds a twist to my really formal dressing... and so I find it loosely elegant...:p

With a dimple, of course...
 
I started off with the four-in-one, but switched over to a half-Windsor. I do stick with the four-in-one though if the tie is made of a thicker material or is on the shorter side.

Tim
 

tankerjohn

A little poofier than I prefer
My dad taught me the half-windsor and that's what I did for probably twenty years. Lately, I've come to prefer the four-in-hand. I like the simplicity and asymmetry. Plus, it uses less of the tie, which helps me get the right length.
 
I am 6'5 and use a Pratt knot. It is fast and uses less fabric so they deal a bit longer. It's the only one that leaves enough fabric to slide through the loop on the back.
 
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