ah ok that makes sense. haven't learned a pratt knot!
I associate half and full windsors with those godawful wide ties that businesspeople wear - but it makes sense that they are better for skinny ties, you definitely need a more substantive knot.
― ASPIE Rocky (dayo), Friday, 4 November 2011 11:49 (nine years ago) link
elmo, after dropping off my goodwill donations the other day, I made both of my kids get out of the car with me. "Daddy wants to see if he can find some cool ties from long ago" I told my son. In my mind, I added "...just like elmo argonaut." Alas, there were only a handful of ties there and they were all pure garbage! "That place smelled," my son said.
It was a disappointing start to my search. I still think I can do this though. Don't want to pay $20 on ebay or whatever.
― rustic italian flatbread, Friday, 4 November 2011 12:03 (nine years ago) link
haha, that's awesome! but yeah, thrift shopping is really hit or miss, i often make a trip to the store without buying any ties or anything at all. i think the thing is to explore as many thrift & charity shops as you can in your local area and go back periodically. i not quite to the point where i know the restocking schedule at the local salvation army but i'm getting there
― elmo argonaut, Friday, 4 November 2011 13:26 (nine years ago) link
elmo did you know about the world's international necktie city of the 21st century
― ASPIE Rocky (dayo), Saturday, 5 November 2011 13:41 (nine years ago) link
i made a necktie, and it turned out pretty ok! whaddaya know
― a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 15:53 (eight years ago) link