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The Cavendish

Essentially a doubled-up FOUR-IN-HAND, same in size as the WINDSOR. A larger yet narrow knot at home in both point and spread/cutaway collars. Devised by Messrs. Fink and Mao.



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This tutorial is graciously on loan to Duchess by the esteemed Lord Whimsy. We highly recommend checking out his blog and other resources.


The Dovorian, or Plattsburgh

A personal favorite for its beauty and versatility. Much preferable to a WINDSOR. A wasp-waisted, versatile knot with an inverted bell shape and a narrow opening. Devised by Kit Klinkert, Thomas Fink, and Yong Mao. Suits point or cutaway collars.



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This tutorial is graciously on loan to Duchess by the esteemed Lord Whimsy. We highly recommend checking out his blog and other resources.


The Windsor

Greater size and symmetry than the HALF-WINDSOR, but just as ubiquitous; best used as a contingency knot. Wide, triangular shape, best with lighter fabrics. Suits both point and spread collars. Duke of Windsor never used it.



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This tutorial is graciously on loan to Duchess by the esteemed Lord Whimsy. We highly recommend checking out his blog and other resources.


The Hanover

A symmetrical, overwrought HALF-WINDSOR that dwarfs a WINDSOR knot. Devised by Messrs. Fink and Mao. Use with spread/cutaway collar.



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This tutorial is graciously on loan to Duchess by the esteemed Lord Whimsy. We highly recommend checking out his blog and other resources.


The Balthus

Named after its bored inventor, the artist Balthus. Huge, wide knot that can be described as a DOVORIAN knot with some extra passes. Eats cloth like a fiend! Cutaway collars and long ties made of thin fabrics are just the thing for this leviathan.



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This tutorial is graciously on loan to Duchess by the esteemed Lord Whimsy. We highly recommend checking out his blog and other resources.


The Merovingian

The only worthwhile thing about the science fiction film in which it appeared. Use the thin end of the tie to execute this inverted, doubled-up WINDSOR. One tucks into the knot’s previous passes at the end. Socially precarious, given its origin, but every overweight, ponytailed virgin it encounters will find it quite “kew-wel.”



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This tutorial is graciously on loan to Duchess by the esteemed Lord Whimsy. We highly recommend checking out his blog and other resources.


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