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Tie Knots-Part 1

Monday, July 28th, 2008

There are five legitimate ways to make a tie knot, not counting the bow tie. From largest to smallest they are as follows: Windsor, Half-Windsor, Prince Albert, Four-in-Hand, and the Small Knot. Some will tell you there are six, including the Cross Knot, but most people of decent breeding will tell you that the cross knot is simply a botched version of the Half-Windsor. Instead of making up new ways to tie their ties, these six-knot citizens should go work at a soup kitchen.

With that gristle out of the way, now for the meat of the story. First we must learn to tie the five knots. Brooks Brothers has come up with a great lesson plan on knot tying. Find an old tie that you don’t mind wearing out, and get these down. In modern society tie knots are as important as sailing knots were to the ancient seagoing people of Crete. The Cretans used knots to hold the sails that propelled their ships. We use knots to hold our heads on, so that we can be propelled into the stormy sea of business.

In Part 2, we will learn how to use these knots in our everyday life

r designo ties one off