Posts Tagged ‘ tie knots ’

Non Presidential

Not much in the way of comment today. It would seem everyone else has the day off. Even if they didn’t I would still be the only one sportin’ a gold, dimpled Brooks Brothers tie knotted in a four-in-hand. The French blue shirt is a TM Lewin Prince of Wales model. Happy Monday!

V Day!

Shades of red instead of gray. That’s about all I have to say. Happy Valentines Day!

For those keeping tabs – the shirt is a Hawes and Curtis St. James slim fit. The tie and pocket square are from Belisi. I would never order from either ever again. Both orders took many, many weeks to arrive. Far too many in this day and age.

Dimpled Oriental

Or Kent, or Simple, or Small Knot. For being such a simple knot, it sure does have a lot of names. It is another knot that begins with the back side of the tie facing outwards. It does form a fairly symmetrical knot but even this early in the day I have found it difficult to keep it in place. There’s a pretty good chance I’ll be switching it over to a four-in-hand before long.

The tie is a Tommy Hilfiger. If you look at the right side where the knot should be going under the collar, you can see the tell tale contrast tail of the tie. One of the cool things about Hilfiger ties. The shirt is a Charles Tyrwhitt and the sweater is Lands End.

Nicky Knot

Next up in the parade of tie knots, the Nicky. The Nicky is one of several knots that start with the tie’s back facing outward. What makes the Nicky different from the Pratt (or Shelby) is that when going back across the front for the last time, the blade (wide end) comes from the opposite side from where the blade went through the loop around your neck. Make sense? No? That’s why pictures make things so much easier – 1000 words ad all that. Check out the pictures for the Pratt and hopefully you’ll see what I mean.

The tie is a Robert Talbott Studio model and the shirt is from Charles Tyrwhitt.

All Tied Up In A Bow

Kind of goes against the grain of the blog’s namesake. There are dimples and it did feel like I needed four hands to tie it. I am embarking on something new for the next week or so. I am going to test drive about 8 – 10 different tie knots. I figured I’d kick it off with the bow tie and work down from there. It’s going to take a little planning for some of the knots. Matching up a non bulky tie with an involved knot (Windsor, etc.) and shirt collar to accommodate it. We’ll see how it goes.

The bow tie is a Robert Talbott, Best of Class. The shirt is TM Lewin. Of course.