|The Van Wijk Knot|
This is a very cool knot, and very noticeable. But it's also very easy to tie--probably one of the easiest thus far once you get the hang of it. The other thing I like about it is that it is a very narrow knot and works a lot better with some of the more narrow collars that seem to be coming back.
Like I said, it is very simple. You're basically taking the fat part of the tie around the narrow part three times and then tucking the fat part behind all three turns. I wrap the tie around my finger three times, which I hold up right under my neck--that keeps the knot open enough the get the fat part through when you finally tuck it down. If you practice it two or three times, you'll have it.
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