Friday, April 1, 2011

Misuse Of The Windsor Knot

This post is a long time coming. It would appear that I have been doing my due dilligence so as to not report on conjecture. I don't know if it's the same with you, but the windsor knot, on neckties, is almost totally misused. By this I mean that it is worn incorrectly, with the incorrect shirt collars. Gentlemen continue to wear a windsor knot with a variation of point collar shirts. And this is wrong, both stylistically and aesthetically. There is no way a windsor knot looks right in any shirt collar but a full spread collar. The image above fully illustrates my point. Not even a collar pin can rescue the spoilt aesthetic.

My problem with this style of wearing a necktie knot and shirt collar is that much of the individual stylistic nuances are diminished. By this I mean, the collar and tie are robbed of being on display without interference from the other. This coupling exposes how the collar encroaches on the knot and vice versa.

PG: Man to man, generation to generation.


BTBaxter said...

Couldn't agree more! Unfortunately for the style world, it takes a personal initiative many times to learn proper Windsor etiquette--as it is usually the only knot our fathers knew to teach us. Great advice!

Anonymous said...

better perhaps to show the solution rather than, merely, the problem. :)