Monday, January 4, 2010

In Praise Of: The Spread Collar with the Four-in-Hand

Did I just the other day praise the same collar's pairing with the Four-in-Hand's spiritual opposite, the Windsor? 

Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

With a properly thick necktie, the Four-in-Hand straddles the line between "thick enough" and "not quite thick enough" to bridge the gap between the spread collar's points.  The observing eye spots a potential imbalance but ultimately realizes that all is in harmony after all.  Then you are left to do with the observer's captured attention what you will--perhaps ask for a raise or a date (preferably not from the same person).

When a necktie is sufficiently wide higher up its length, its Four-in-Hand may even reach below the collar points, again pushing against but not breaking the eye's expectations.  The same effect is possible on a narrower necktie if you take care to create a large dimple.

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