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post #106 of 161
Very nice for casual wear, but would any of you wear these ties to the office?
post #107 of 161
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Originally Posted by oshinex View Post

These ties will always been in with a certain Wall Street finance crowd.

Wrong. People thought the same thing of Member's Only jackets in the 1980s.

Nothing ever stays in fashion forever.
As per Oscar Wilde, that is the definition of fashion.

"Critter" ties WILL look utterly retarded at some point.
It's just a matter of how long it will take.
post #108 of 161
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

People thought the same thing of Member's Only jackets in the 1980s.
With a wall street crowd? No. Perhaps tourists visting Wall Street.

But lets be honest ... they were neither stylish nor fashionable ... anywhere.
Edited by RSS - 9/16/11 at 11:28pm
post #109 of 161
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

"Critter" ties WILL look utterly retarded at some point.
It's just a matter of how long it will take.

I can see myself wearing a critter tie in the distant future when taking the grand-kids to the park, or even more appropriately to the Zoo.
post #110 of 161
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Originally Posted by laphroaig View Post

Very nice for casual wear, but would any of you wear these ties to the office?

Everyone in my desk do it.

BTW I need the elephant polo tie (in red).
post #111 of 161

I like them ...

 

There is an owl print one I wear when I expect to be doing an all-nighter.

 

Amuses the colleagues. 

post #112 of 161
Where they ever 'in'? Can't recall seeing them on sale anywhere, let alone anyone wearing one. I've seen ties that have flashing LEDs and play Happy Birthday and Jingle Bells, don't think they're by Hermes though.
post #113 of 161
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

With a wall street crowd? No. Perhaps tourists visting Wall Street.

But lets be honest ... they were neither stylish nor fashionable ... anywhere.

These things?
465
"they were neither stylish nor fashionable", I remember them been extremely ubiquitous though, probably because they where cheap, functional and widely available.

Another one is the awful snorkel parka. Again neither stylish nor fashionable, but cheap, functional and widely available.
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Popular for a very long time, from the mid '70s through to the mid '80s
post #114 of 161
All pretty ugly. If the ties were not Hermes everybody would say that they are horrible, which they are.
post #115 of 161
They aren't a fashion, they are a product. A certain type of person buys them, and will continue to do so for ever. Like garden gnomes.

I would go so far as to say that a product made only by one company, can never be a "fashion" only a ubiquitous product.
post #116 of 161
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These things?
465
"they were neither stylish nor fashionable", I remember them been extremely ubiquitous though, probably because they where cheap, functional and widely available.

They were not cheap.
They even had knock off imitators.
post #117 of 161
Awful, Awful. If they weren't Hermes people would turn there noses up a lot more at these "designs". A real case of the Emperors new clothes.


That hippo tie would be worn by someone like this:
post #118 of 161
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Awful, Awful. If they weren't Hermes people would turn there noses up a lot more at these "designs". A real case of the Emperors new clothes.


Exactly. Those critter ties fit in perfectly with:
4th of July ties
Statue of Liberty ties
Bart Simpson ties
selling on 42nd street....
post #119 of 161
Holland & Holland used to make -- perhaps they still do but I haven't been inside the store in a few years -- this type of tie as well ... in particular after the luxury group takeover. But given that's company's history of guns and sporting clothes ... this seemed a slightly more appropriate fit. Even so, unless the tie were to be rendered in wool -- for pairing with a tweed coat -- it wouldn't work for me.

Below is one I used to have -- the wool version with hounds and hares I believe ... was given to me ten or fifteen years ago -- but my housekeeper sold it on eBay last year.

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post #120 of 161
Lighten up, guys.

I used to really dislike the Hermes prints - I am sure there's a record on the forum here of me lambasting the designs.

However, I've since come around. They're silly ties, but who gives a toss if you're otherwise well dressed?

Note, however, that I say this as the proud owner of this Chipp masterpiece:
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