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Rav Hershel Schachter in this shuir at 29:30 says that some are afraid to wear techelis because of mechzei kyuhara,but he explains that is only talking about a middas chassidus not trying to fulfill a positive commandment. Whether one agrees with the idea of wearing techeiles or not if one wants to wear it the idea of mechzei kyuhara should not apply. The ...


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If the knot is high up to the top and if it is about to be undone you can bring down lower but do not tighten it. Shulchan aruch harav hilchos tzizis


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The book The 39 Avoth Melacha of Shabbath* has an illustration that specifically forbids this (as Rabbinic, IIRC). If you have a copy, it sources every statement. * Yes, it is targeted at children, it is still well sourced, even if it only picks one opinion to go with (generally the Mishna Brura) and eschews ambiguity.


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This image from Breuer's shows the old German minhag, effectively, all of the tzitzit are in front.



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