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August 15, 2007

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Perfect Windsor Knot

This tie-tying tutorial works pretty darn well. I’ve always been a good tier of ties, but I just tried this, and it totally ups my game. (Via.)

Posted August 15, 2007 at 7:01 | Comments (14) | Permasnark
File under: Beauty, Briefly Noted


FYI: This is the 2000th post on Snarkmarket since its inception!

Yeah, I was going to say something, but approximately 873 of those posts are drafts of long ridiculous musings that I started and never finished.

That's just like the Snarkmarket equivalent of dark matter... nobody can see it, but it still makes the galaxies go 'round :-)

But how often do you actually want to tie a Windsor Knot? It's great if you want a really fat, symmetrical knot. Usually the more asymmetrical, thin four-in-hand seems more apropos, although it can be more finicky. Optimal knot also depends a lot on tie width and material. In practice I never tie a Windsor, although sometimes a Half-Windsor. And I don't even own a suit!

Have I ever seen you wearing a necktie, Matt?

I'm pretty foppish, so it's hard to imagine you haven't ... in fact, you definitely have. ASNE, if at no other time!

Here at Current, we were just talking about the potential of a 'Fops and Dandies' theme party the other day. Maybe we'll have to throw one when you're in town...

"I'm pretty foppish"

Then four-in-hand is definitely the way to go ;b. I'm confused by the "fops and dandies" concept. Does this costume prescription cover both male and female guests?

Good point. What is the female counterpart to a fop and/or dandy?

Matt, I, for one, thank you. The asymmetry of the half-windsor had been driving me nuts, and yet I was up to this moment too lazy to learn how to tie a full windsor.

Posted by: Dan on August 16, 2007 at 06:04 PM

Fops n' Dandies don't care if women show up, they're too busy admiring each others ascots.

Posted by: Laura on August 17, 2007 at 03:25 PM

That's what I was afraid of. Not that I'm not all into ascots.

check out the tip-in ties

Posted by: OTI on August 17, 2007 at 08:50 PM

Ladies can dandy it up, too. Victor/Victoria, anyone?

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