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Rodger Brown
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In response to the new OSC column. I would also like to give proper credit to the double windsor a fine knot indeed.

Mostly I just wanted to tell my fondness for Tommy Hillfiger ties. They always seem to tie perfectly and seem to be the perfect length.

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Xann.
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I look funny when i wear a tie, i now prefer to wear them around my hand.
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Regarding another part of the same review: I always thought "Cooky" (as used in the article) was spelled with "ie" whether it was plural or not. I know that I'm certainly more used to seeing "Cookie" rather than "Cooky". In fact, even Firefox spell-check agrees with me, as all instances of "Cooky" in this post have dotted red lines under them, indicating that they are misspelled.

Maybe it's an inside joke, and I'm just on the outside.

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Either spelling is acceptable. In a case like that, you get to pick which one you like best. OSC likes "cooky".

cook·ie also cook·y (kk)
n. pl. cook·ies
1. A small, usually flat and crisp cake made from sweetened dough.
2. Slang A person, usually of a specified kind: a lawyer who was a tough cookie.
3. Computer Science A collection of information, usually including a username and the current date and time, stored on the local computer of a person using the World Wide Web, used chiefly by websites to identify users who have previously registered or visited the site.

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[Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek, cake, from Middle Dutch koeke.]

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Lostinspace
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I have a rather large collection of ties (over 200) but being a teacher I wear them 4-5 days a week. I have found I really like wildties.com It has a great selection of fun ties as well as your going to church ties!
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ketchupqueen
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It's somewhat regional as to what preference is developed, too. [Smile]

Oh, and I get irritated by my husband's sloppy lopsided fore-in-hand knots on the lightweight ties he often wears. I tie his ties in a full Windsor (or now and then if they're really short, a half Windsor), take them off knotted, and hang them up that way so he can go to work or church with a properly knotted tie!

And then instead of taking it off carefully to preserve the knot he yanks it off and leaves it all twisted.

Grrr. I love that man but I wish I could teach him to knot a tie properly. (I've been trying for about five years now.)

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Scott R
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I tie a half-windsor when I need to wear a tie.

And honestly, I didn't even know the name of the knot until I was 21 and serving as a Mormon missionary.

It's a tie; it's a ridiculous accoutrement in the first place-- debating about the right way to wear it strikes me as very, very silly.

[Big Grin]

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ketchupqueen
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When it twists up and tilts to one side because of your untidy knot and makes you look unkempt when it is supposed to make you look professional or fancy, that is not the right way to wear it. [Razz]
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ketchupqueen
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(I learned to tie ties in AFJROTC. There was one cadet in our flight who could NOT tie his tie. He was always getting uniform violations as it was and we felt sorry for him doing laps and pushups and having to salute the wall. So since the other guys couldn't seem to figure out how to tie another guy's tie for him, several of us girls learned how.)
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A man called in on a radio show once saying his dad always tied his tie. The had to be laying on the table for his dad to tie it though. His father was a funeral director and could only tie someone else's tie in that position. Poor kid!
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Bella Bee
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The only time I had to wear a tie was for school uniform when I was five years old.
I was into sparkly princess-fairy dresses at the time, so I loathed the whole idea of wearing it.

After the first twenty attempts to teach me how to tie it, my mother dramatically chopped the tie in half... and then (to my great disappointment) stitched a velcro fastener to it.
I moved schools before I grew out of that tiny tie and so tragically never did learn.

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Artemisia Tridentata
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KQ Check out the "Bear" Cub Scout book. It has instructions for tying a tie that even a nine year old can understand. Perhaps KPC just needs to be recycled a little through Cub Scouts.
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