This knot was invented by Linwood Darkis (@CrazyLinwood). It is called the taurus because if it’s bull like appearance. Although I have also seen people say it looks like a trophy. Both are interpretations are equally awesome. This knot is unlike any other knot in construction, except perhaps some of Linwoods other inventions.
It is a good amount of moves, many of which you probably aren’t used to. The length is also a little tricky so set aside some practice time.
Give it plenty of slack because you will be going around and around for a while.
Considering how strange some of the moves are I am amazed how symmetrical the result is! It really does look like a bull’s head with horns on both sides.
The general rule of thumb is, the more complex/ornate the knot itself the more tame the tie pattern should be. Stripes will get severely distorted with this knot so it might be risky.
It is very new and from a “traditional” point of view, quite strange. That is why I don’t think it is ready for formal settings yet. Although casually, and at parties, rock on!
- Opportunity to make a big statement
- Good with vests
- Interesting with contrast ties
- Use with shirts with wide collars