Knot #4 - The Devaio Twist

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Asymmetrical knots get a bad press. Most people like the precision of something that's balanced on either side but this one is a little different.

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Obviously this one would have been easier to see if I hadn't been wearing a gaudy coloured stripey rainbow tie. However, there are some days when you need to wear something that doesn't just catch the eye: it poles it with a metaphorical stick.


Knot #5 - The Vidalia

Monday, 20 November 2017

Well, here we are on the final week of this countdown. Who would have thought it would have passed so quickly?

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This morning's knot is the vidalia. The word comes from a variety of onion and, given its many layers, it's possible to see why this one merited such a name. Definitely one of my favourites and deserving of its place in my top five. 


Knot #6 - The Boutonniere

Friday, 17 November 2017

Another Friday - another time for something a little bit special.

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As I've said before with other knots, this is one of those that needs a waistcoat because it does use a substantial amount of fabric. However, the intricate overlay that builds this one is more than worth the nuisance of having to wear a waistcoat.


Knot #7 - The Cafe Knot

Thursday, 16 November 2017

This is the cafe knot. I like this knot a lot and I think the tie on this photo works well with it.

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It's simple but effective. It's not too flashy but it's sufficiently different to make people notice the extra effort you've invested. Not complicated to do and very pleasing results. 


Knot #8 - The Viper Knot

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

We've already seen the cobra knot, sitting at #12 on this list. Today's knot, the viper, is a variation on that one.

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I did enjoy wearing this one. The complexity is eye-catching and the results definitely generate conversation. Is it interesting conversation? Usually not. However, I'm a writer so I'll do anything to get people to talk to me.


Knot #9 - The Van Wijk

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

This is an unusual knot, certainly compared to the others that have made it into my top 15. The Van Wijk has a loose spiral around the core of the knot, and it uses up a surprising amount of length.

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Whilst I'll honestly admit it's not one of my favourites, it does stand out from the others as something very different: which is enough to make it deserving of its #9 spot on this list.


Knot #10 - The Tulip Knot

Monday, 13 November 2017

This is the start of week two of the countdown of my favourite fifteen necktie knots. If anyone is thinking this reads like a boring version of Sheldon Cooper's 'Fun with Flags' show, you're not alone.

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This is the tulip knot and it does have a pleasant similarity to the flower, perhaps a little more than the rosebud knot which we looked at last week. This one is fun to construct because a lot of the finishing comes in shaping the 'petals' of the tulip to get a finished look.


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