Originally Posted by Arnold_Horseshack
all my ties are ugly...lol....i gotta wear a dark color tie (black or navy) in the restaurant where i work. im ass manager. i usually work the night shift and theres another asst manager that works the day shift. my ties have clips on em. i bet you guys wouldnt like that here cause yore all rich and stuff and have nice stuff to wear. if you got clips on your ties its easy to take em on and off cause you dont gotta tie em around your neck....lol....
It has absolutely nothing to do with being rich. It has to do with class. Clip ons lack that. They look artificial, and lack character since they've been pre-tied into a "perfect" knot. I'm not rich, and apart from when I was five I've never owned one in my life. If you keep on doing a four-in-hand, half-Windsor, Windsor etc. it's really not a hassle to put it on and take it off. Additionally, having a real tie allows you to do all those different knots than just the half-Windsor the clip ons usually come in. My guess is, if you're an assistant manager you have money to spend on some tasteful ties. Do it! It's not that much to get a couple of mid-range brand ties at your local Ross, TJ Maxx, or other discount clothing stores. Trust me, it'll make a huge difference in your wardrobe.