This knot was presented to me by a currently unknown twitter user. This is totally my fault for not recording his name! At the time I thought I would make this video right away but then life took over and I totally forgot. I like the knot very much, partly due to my fondness for loose relaxed looking knots.
It ties like two-thirds of an Eldredge. The only trick is keeping it as loose as you need to allow it to have the spacious look.
It uses much less than the Eldredge or Trinity making it suitable for most people and most ties.
The way one flap covers the other makes it obviously asymmetrical, however from a “shape” standpoint, it does look like a nice fat Balthus.
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. A contrast tie is obviously a good choice because the fancy knot will be featured. The shadows play well on a solid plain tie.
This knot is flashy and pretentious, so wear it accordingly. I think this would be an excellent knot for a wedding, or going to a fun party.
- Try it with a contrast tie
- Simple ties are best