• After years of trial and error as a youngster, I personally prefer the perfect knot in the shelby and windsor today.

    As the great man himself says, after the perfect tie the rest is just dressing.

  • Gone for the Button Down Collar and Paisley Tie today

    • Great knot and dimple Ed. The 'Le Samourai' look?


    • Nice collar on that shirt Edward
    • Thank you :) , it's a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt so I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the collar is. 

    • Very smart. Just the thing for those spring showers.
    • Thank you :) This trench coat has become a staple for me 

  • I go with an ultra-simple slip knot that gives me a narrow V-shape from which a perfectly symmetrical dimple can be produced. 2.5" point collar so that the tip brushes the top of my collar bone.

  • I wear a variety of ties, collars, and cuffs depending on the occasion. I have a real obsession with symmetry, balance and colour when it comes to a smart outfit, that's probably why I'm of the mod persuasion. I like my collar to sit perfectly on the collar bone, undone or buttoned up with the cuff of the sleeve bang in the middle of my wrist bone and first thumb knuckle. My favourite knot of all time is the Shelby knot beautifully proportioned, quick and simple to do and perfect with just about any shirt and collar. A close second is the classic windsor knot which has already been suggested and is just perfect for the cutaway collar. French, cocktail, or barrel cuffs, its all about the links or the button details for me personally. Last but by no means least the pocket square, though not mentioned, the piece de resistance! TV, peaks or stepped a true definition of class and style when displayed correctly.



  • Length at cuffs looks absolutely spot on ; just got my AoL suit -needs a bit off at the sleeve but nervous tailor makes a cod of it (same bloke asked me if I was playing golf when I got trousers tweaked )
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