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The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie: The Science and Aesthetics of Tie Knots

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Paul Smith stylishness collides with Einsteinian precision when, bored with waiting for the next sartorial breakthrough in male fashion, two physicists prove that there are not just four ways to tie a tie, but a further 81. Tie Knots unravels the history of ties, the story of the discovery of the new knots and some very elegant mathematics in action. If Einstein had been left alone in Tie Rack for long enough perhaps he would have worked it out : why do people tie their ties in only 4 ways? And how many other possibilites ...

The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie: The Science and Aesthetics of Tie Knots 2001, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781841155685

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The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie: The Science and Aesthetics of Tie Knots 2000, Broadway Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780767906432

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The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie: The Science and Aesthetics of Tie Knots 1999, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781841152493

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