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General Chat Thread, 85 Ways to Tie a Tie in General; Your supposed to tie it in the middle? i just let mine hang down either side of my neck......
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    Your supposed to tie it in the middle? i just let mine hang down either side of my neck...

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    Half Windsor for me. However, it doesn't work if you've got a wide tie since the knot then looks like some sort of small mammal is having a go at your Adam's Apple. Full Windsor only works with a silk tie, for the same reason. Four in hand always looks a bit wonky, slips to one side, and looks rubbish with a thin tie.

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    Smile The Quintuple Windsor [The King's Throat]



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    Save yourself money and disappointment by just reading the Wikipedia article on the book instead, which lists the useful knots in shorthand form: The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Once you work out how the shorthand relates (takes a few minutes) it's all you need, taught me to tie the Windors. I'm a half-windsor man now rather than 4 in hand, the knot looks so much chunkier and neater - although not on the level of DaveP's image above (although you've already had rep off me today for the Batman image, Dave, so you'll have to make do with that for now!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    ...you've already had rep off me today for the Batman image, Dave, so you'll have to make do with that for now!)


    Yes I noticed. Thanks for the REP+

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    Link: Tie knot generator

    In 2000, Cambridge physicists Fink and Mao figured out a way to list all possible tie knots. They did it by creating a formal language to describe tie knots. However, they limited their language to fit their idea of a tie knot: tied with the broad blade, and finished with a flat front.

    In 2012, a series of youtube videos by Alex Krasny went viral online, with instructions to tie tie knots like the Trinity and the Eldredge. These knots are not in the enumeration by Fink and Mao; they don't have a flat front, by design.

    During 2013, I have worked out, in collaboration with Anders Sandberg, Meredith L. Patterson and Dan Hirsh, the ramifications of removing Fink and Mao's restrictions. We have condensed the formal language proposed by Fink and Mao to a language with (almost) no axioms and three symbols: W, T, U. T is a clockwise (turnwise) move of the knot-tying blade, W is a counter-clockwise move, and U tucks the blade under a previous bow. Whether to start with an inwards or outwards crossing can be deduced by counting the total number of W and T in the knot description string, and all possible strings in W and T produce possible tie knots.
    Total number of knots available: 177,147.

    One of the knots:


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