On Necktie Knots

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes talks about tying neckties.

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Let me say that I’m unimpressed with Hayes’ necktie knot. 🙂

It’s nothing personal. I’m just picky when it comes to neckties and their knots.

I taught myself how to tie a tie. The reason? I had to wear a necktie, I didn’t know how to tie it, so I worked out in my head how the tie knot needed to work, and BAM! It happened.

The strange irony of working out how to tie a tie intellectually is that I cannot tie a tie while looking in the mirror. It throws off the way things have to go.

My dad was impressed with my tie-tying skills. You, see, I worked out how to tie a Half-Windsor knot. It’s a big knot, it’s a symmetrical knot.

I’m awesome that way. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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