Posts Tagged ‘ nicky knot ’

Casual Monday

Two Mondays in a row with the same sport coat. Some would have issue with the formality of a cutaway collar combined with a sport coat. Further, French cuffs with a sport coat. Evidently I don’t pay attention to such “rules”. Not only is there all of that but I also decided to try a four-in-hand knot with the cutaway collar. No, Judas Priest’s “Breakin’ the Law” was not going through my head as the hands connected to my French cuffed wrists snugged the four-in-hand knot up to the cutaway collar. Maybe it should have been.

The shirt is a TM Lewin St. James slim fit and the necktie is a Paul Fredrick. The shirt can be seen with a more appropriate Nicky knot here and here.

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Striped Shirt and Tie

Monday was striped suit and tie day with a checked shirt. Tuesday was striped shirt and tie day with a checked (windowpane) sport coat. This Brooks Brothers necktie is the same as Monday’s but in different colors and tied in a Nicky knot because the TM Lewin St James cutaway collar needs more tie knot.

Another Nicky Knot

Today’s shirt is a TM Lewin St. James slim fit. The collar is a full cutaway, creating a lot of tie space. I really did try a four-in-hand knot first but it just didn’t fill the tie space to suit me.  This TM Lewin tie actually has a pretty thick lining. One of the reasons I selected it. After a couple of iterations of a four-in-hand, I decided to try the Nicky instead and it worked to satisfaction.

Yes, I did think about a Half Windsor and that is what I would have tried next. There’s no way I would have gone Full Windsor, given the thickness of the tie.

Plain, white pocket square, given all the other things going on with the window pane coat and stripes on the shirt and tie.

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