Doe, a deer, a female deer, Li Co Ri Lo Ri Co T a knot, a nameless knot. Lame. If you have visited the Encyclopedia of Knots you know that a tie knot may described by the moves that are used to tie that knot. Knots, like the next five I will be showcasing, are not all named for haughty English Lords, Royal Family lines, or billionaire playboy icons. I will refer to the nameless by their moves, much as Kid ‘n Play are known–no–renowned throughout the world and all kingdoms under the sun by the name of super fresh dance moves and awesome hair. By looking at the number of the moves you can get an idea of the size of the knot. This knot has six moves, which puts it on par with the half and co-half Windsors. The second move used to tie this knot is the Co, that means you draw the big end from the back of the knot, up and over the front. Up until this point, this move has only been used as a finishing move. Here it is used early to create a broad knot.
I am tempted to give this knot a name, #winning comes to mind, but that hashtag’s moment, like those of big knots, may have already long passed. This is a nice broad knot. It is more wearable than the Windsor we will see later, broad without being fat. This knot is also more interesting, asymmetrical with a kind of roll. A more than acceptable broad knot, fit for everyday use, and a fine alternative to fatter knots.
Shirt by Banana Republic, tie by Charter Club.
Post Script: This shirt has been given a second life in the thrift shop, where some young rapper will invariability find it and give it new life. My wife assured upon me that the shine and cut of this shirt was so 90s that it appeared on several episodes of first two seasons of Friends, and that it was time for it to go. Also, it made me look fat.