Knot #1 - The Trinity

Friday, 24 November 2017

It's simple but different. It's my favourite.

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It's very different from a Windsor but it's neither loud nor showy. It's also one of the simplest knots to tie as will be shown by the guide below.

Have I missed any knots that YOU think are more striking than those on this list? If so, please let me know so I can try them out.


Knot #2 - The Merovignian

Thursday, 23 November 2017

This is another of those knots that needs a waistcoat. However, because of its elegance, it's more than worth the trouble.

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Deserving of its place on this list, the merovignian is my go-to-knot whenever I'm wearing a waistcoat.


Knot #3 - The Eldredge

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

I believe this one is the commonest alternative to the conventional Windsor.

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To my eye, although I like this one, it seems like a less satisfying version of the Boutonniere. It's certainly distinctive and well worth trying.


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. 


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