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How to reproduce the cravat knot seen on Charles Babbage here. It's also the same knot used by Doc Cochran on Deadwood.

Babbage's version uses a relatively stiff fabric, and a cravat that is roughly the same width throughout. Cochran uses the same knot with a softer fabric.

Instructions on the knot can be found here. It's basically the same as tying a bowtie, if you happen to know how to do that.

The cravat in the instruction set is widens towards the end, which will give the nice puffy bow instead of the severe one Babbage wore.

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Damn. I think this means I really am a costuming geek, doesn't it?
Now I need to make some more cravats with a variety of fabrics, widths and styles...

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marev
Nov. 20th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
You realize that if you do have to grow extra arms for transporting luggage when traveling due to costume geeking it will give you the option of wearing several sets of cuff links simultaneously?
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marev
Nov. 20th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
I had never seen that particular comic before, I'll have to go take a look at it!
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curgoth
Nov. 20th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Or if I had a set of *mechanical* arms, mae of brass...
marev
Nov. 20th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
But will the cuff links be brass to match or will you go for a complimentary metal scheme?
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