There hasn't been any #necktie posts for a while since I've been working from home, but today I'm visiting a customer while wearing this Zebra pattern tie with a Siam #knot. The tie is a souvenir from Johannesburg.
This one doesn't see much use otherwise as it doesn't match the colours of the day for the usual working days.
This knot starts with the backside facing forward. For those knots I generally twist the tie behind my neck, so you can see that the back of the tie is facing outwards under my collar to the right here.
This way both ends end up with the front forward.
The solid core of the knot sticks out through the opening in the back, making the opening the the wide end goes through smaller than it appears from the front. This is how it can be made to look loose while still retaining a dimple.
Today an unnamed #knot from The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie (number 26) which they judge unesthetic. It could be seen as an oriental on top of a Victoria.
It didn't really work with this #necktie, but since the core of the knot is already quite solid, you could make the final few moves very loose for a "large but casual" look. I might try that another day with a wider tie. With this one it looked a bit weird as it means there is no dimple at all.
Here is a #necktie knot I have seen named elsewhere as a "Persian", but in The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie is just listed as a variant of a Windsor.
The difference is that it reverses some moves in a way that at the end has a negligible (I'm almost prepared to day no effect) effect on the appearance. Probably lots of people use this #knot and has no idea it's not a "standard" Windsor.
While re-reading The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie, I worked out which of their unnamed knots correspond to knots I've seen described elsewhere.
It turns out that if you make their first Christensen #knot variant, but put the wide end through just one loop at the end, you get the #necktie knot that's I've seen listed as a "Manhattan" elsewhere.
In appearance I guess it is like a wider Victoria knot, in a similar way to how a Christensen could be seen as a wider alternative to Prince Albert.
Searching the web it seems though that the name has now been taken over by the novelty knot I tried here: https://mastodon.sdf.org/@bkhl/102918599821834593
I was a bit positive about that one that morning, but it didn't keep its shape well, so I didn't use it again.
I might try it sometime with a tie with more friction, though.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko