Friday, September 10, 2010
The Charvet shape is seen less often than the alternatives, perhaps because its width makes it a little more difficult to tie. The key to getting it right is maintaining the width of the vertical part of the knot, as seen on the tied silver bow. And that is one of those things that requires a little practice when there is no rush to be somewhere in time for a curtain, for it requires that the knot is left loose so as not to wrinkle the center of the tie any more than absolutely necessary.
I am still working on perfecting my technique but, once learned, the loose knot makes any bow tie look a little better.