This knot is called the Miniature. It has that name because the knot itself is so small in nature. It has two distinct characteristics: it is tied using the small end of the tie, and it exposes the reverse side of the tie on the knot. Usually this is where the unsightly seam would be, but with a reversible tie (such as the ties from theMagnetie.com) this is a benefit. Rock your reversible ties in style with the miniature knot. Perfect for narrow ties and narrow collars. Another bonus is how little fabric this knot requires. Even for you freakishly tall guys, there should be no length issues!
This "knot" or rather, absence of knot, was first seen on the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis in 1989. Not sure if he is the inventor, but he is certainly the innovator. I have seen several ways to tie it (well only two) one is the Full Windsor base and the other is a Four-in-Hand base. Both end the same way, and both end up looking the same. I prefer the Windsor variation for two reasons: it is a firmer knot, and will knot come loose on it's own, and it creates a symmetrical knot so it's easier to keep the top of the Onassis horizontal. But like I said, it hardly matters, start it whichever way feels more comfortable to you.
What if I told you, a standard necktie can be tied into a bow tie knot? What do you do with all your damaged, frayed, or stained ties? Throw them away? I hope not! Keep them in a forgotten drawer in your closet? Well, it's time to crack that drawer open because I am about to show you how to breath new life into your old ties. Let's call it a rebirth. They make perfectly good bow ties with zero modifications. Just watch the video below and breath new life into all of your dejected, creased, frayed, and stained neckties. This works best with thinner, lighter ties, but with a little effort I am confident any tie can make a fine bow tie. As a matter of fact, I purchased a $1 necktie from the dollar store (the quality is obviously terrible) and even that rag made an excellent bow tie!
While much of the clamor in the video gaming industry is all about the next-generation Xbox. The last wave for 360’s greatest games is still getting some buzz. Recently, indie game publisher Majesco Entertainment launched its critically-acclaimed game Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine for the 360. Although indie games are finally gaining grounds in terms of exposure and accolades, big publishing companies such as Valve and Ubisoft still rake in the money in terms of sales and popularity. With this, here are some my most-anticipated games for the Xbox 360.
Are you ready? I will admit, Father's day is probably my least favorite holiday. It is simply WAY to hard for me to shop for my father, I feel like he has everything he wants and anything I get him will be a let down (like my whole life). Of course I could go the route of consumables, like cigars, wisky, brandy, steak, cake, etc. Those work great because no matter how much whisky my dad can drink, he can always use more. But if you plan on buying something more substantial this father's day, maybe this list will help give you some ideas.
Bow ties are a mystery to many people. When do you wear it? How do you tie it? Well I can at least help you learn how to tie it. No self-respecting gentlemen wears a clip-on bow tie. Those are for kids. You need to know how to tie one! If you don't have a bow tie to tie, you can even make a bow tie with a regular necktie, even those that have been stained or damaged.
It is official, I invented my own knot. I call this the Krasny Hourglass, because it looks like an hourglass and my name is Krasny. The knot is actually a Four in Hand knot with an additional knot tied using the little end below the primary knot. The result is two knots facing each other, or a long hourglass shaped knot. There might be an issue running out of fabric on the little end to fit into the loop if you are a taller person. A tie clip, suite or vest can be used to secure the tie. Looks awesome with any tie design including stripes. Tell me what you think! If you want to learn other knots, I got them.