Knot Dossier

  • About This Knot

    A friend of mine said “You should invent a knot called the Cosmoknot…” and for a year I have been trying. I have had plenty of failures, but finally I have a success. Not only is the knot pretty awesome, it actually has something to do with it’s name.

  • Difficulty: High

    This is an unorthodox knot so it will take some getting used to. The knot leaves you with a strange tail when complete, be prepared to do something with it. Adjusting it is difficult also.

  • Fabric Consumption: High

    Going around 5+ times takes a toll on the fabric. A vest is recommended to disguise any strangeness in length.

  • Symmetry: Med

    It is spiral based so it cannot be completely symmetrical however it is shaped like a Y and it has a tight and constructed appearance.

  • Style: Not Stripes

    As is often the case with complex knots, stripes should be avoided. They created a shocking random looking pattern and distract from the knot itself.

  • Venue: Celebratory, Work, Casual

    This knot looks tight and put-together which makes me feel like it is appropriate for most occasions. It is still too new to be used in a formal setting, some traditional people might find it distracting.

  • Tips

    • Try it with a contrast tie
    • Simple ties are best
    • Consider a vest
    • Thin soft ties are recommended
9 replies
  1. Jeremy D. Deahn
    Jeremy D. Deahn says:

    First I want to say thank you for all of the awesome tutorials. I have used many of the different knots. My son and I had to be part of a wedding a few years ago. We had to wear all black except for a cotton candy pink tie. So to stand out I put my son in the Trinity and used the Eldridge for myself. We received almost as many compliments as the bride. Today I took the chance on the Cosmo Knot and wearing it with a cow print tie. So today I’m calling it the Cowsmo Knot. I continually send folks to your site when they ask about the knots. Thank you again for the tutorials.

  2. Gustave
    Gustave says:

    Greetings Alex K,

    A two years ago a guest walked up to my desk at Le Pavillon Hotel and told me he was going to do me a favor. He told me to look up the Eldridge knot. Curious, I Google searched this knot an knew I needed to learn it, but if there is one knot I never heard of, there must be more. Then came, possibly one of the best finds on the internet. Since finding your website I have master the bulk of your repertoire boosting to my guests that I have a different knot for each day of the week. I have even been asked to tie ties for my guests. While I do well on my on merits, I find that guest interest and gratuities have increased because of you, especially with the Cosmoknot, Trinity and Eldridge. Anyhow, I owe you much thanks for your instructional videos! I will continue to recommend your site for all my clientele. Perhaps one day you will have a chance to visit the hotel. If you are ever planning a trip to the Big Easy drop me a line and I can help you out. Lassiez les bon temps rouler!

    Respectfully submitted,
    Gustave N. von Bodungen
    Chef Concierge
    Le Pavillon Hotel
    833 Poydras Street
    New Orleans LA, 70112

    • AlexKrasny
      AlexKrasny says:

      That is awesome to hear! Thank you very much for letting me know. Keep up the good work, and spread the word.

  3. Simon
    Simon says:

    It’s like Van Wijk Knot and Cape Knot having a baby! Wearing it right now at work and I can already tell, it really does attract attentnion. Inventing this one was a job well done, good sir!


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