By Tom Quiner

A Quiner’s Diner reader wrote:

“Never trust someone who doesn’t tie a full Windsor.”

This sparked additional reactions:

“EXACTLY! Don’t people know how to tie ties anymore?”

“As far as I can see, they don’t know WHAT a tie is any more. I usually see them w/ a sport coat and open neck shirt w/ no tie…at church, work, and every where. Have you seen the no tuck shirt for men? Now they can omit the tie and be shirt out w/ the jacket. Women dressed like business men in the 80’s. Now the men dress like women. I’m not sure which I dislike more. Well, the giant shoulder pads WERE pretty weird.”

This blog opines that ties are good. Your humble blogger loves an opportunity to put on a suit and tie. Sadly, those opportunities are fewer than ever in these casual times. I am amazed at the shrinking percentage of men who bother with a tie, much less a suit or sports coat, at funerals and weddings.

As a service to Millennials who may not know what a tie is, I post the informative video above which reveals the secrets to tying a full Windsor knot.


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  1. Oliver on March 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    It’s always bothered me that news people don’t seem to know any symmetrical knots. Or at least they don’t know how to properly tie them. A helpful video, and, seriously, very needed.

  2. d. knapp on March 25, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I think young men know what they are but are afraid some overly militant femi-nazi will choke him w/ his patriarchal symbol of female submission to the misogynist male privilege…or some string of militant buzz words like that.

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