As I wrote a few weeks ago, I have become intrigued by the Eldridge knot for neckties. My first attempt at tying the knot (with the help of my son, David Ricardo Palmer) was with a bizarre Christmas necktie:
Unfortunately, I have few, if any, neckties in my still too-large collection of ties that would show off the Eldridge know effectively.
So, off to Goodwill, where I bought two neckties that do the job nicely. I still need to work on perfecting the knot, but it is impressively unique. Here's my second attempt:
One of the articles I read about the Eldridge knot suggested using a tie that has a different pattern for the narrow end vs the wide end. So that was what I tried with this attempt:
The odd thing about this knot is that it is tied using the narrow end of the necktie, and there is only one end hanging down from the neck.
I still need practice with it, obviously, but I'm still intrigued by it.