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post #31 of 161
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
Sure. At some point, the guy wearing that tie walked into a store that sells luxury goods, walked past all the beautiful examples of craftmanship and style, and paid Hermes money for a "fun" tie.

I don't want to hang out with someone who has done that.

Maybe he already owns all those other ties.
post #32 of 161
I would prefer a hippo-print dress shirt.
post #33 of 161
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
Sure. At some point, the guy wearing that tie walked into a store that sells luxury goods, walked past all the beautiful examples of craftmanship and style, and paid Hermes money for a "fun" tie.

I don't want to hang out with someone who has done that.

Interesting.

1. B&S people will disagree.

2. Now this is a situation, let me know what you think about me: we both come to a mutual friend's summer casual cocktail party. This is the first time we met, and never heard about each other. I wear regular MC stuffs with a sport coat and a navy hippo tie. What can you tell about me?
post #34 of 161
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Originally Posted by onix View Post
Interesting.

1. B&S people will disagree.

2. Now this is a situation, let me know what you think about me: we both come to a mutual friend's summer casual cocktail party. This is the first time we met, and never heard about each other. I wear regular MC stuffs with a sport coat and a navy hippo tie. What can you tell about me?

(SF member answer)
Why isnt he wearing a pocket square?
Are those cuffs only 1"? Gawd.
I bet he got that tie on B&S, or eBay.
I wonder what his SF handle is.


(non-SF member answer)
Damn bro, that dude is ballin with one of those Hermes ties. He must be rich.
post #35 of 161
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I would prefer a hippo-print dress shirt.

I think you should commission a tie-maker to create a tie with the dinocreature in your avatar as the repeating cartoon pattern. I can see it working well on a gold backdrop.
post #36 of 161
post #37 of 161
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
I believe that all neckties should give expression only to the most weighty and serious concerns faced by mankind. There's just no place for whimsical designs in this vale of tears that we call earthly life. In the mid-1980s, right after the Chernobyl disaster, I bespoke a tie with a repeating pattern of deformed children. In doing so I helped to educate my peers about the importance of nuclear safety. Nobody would laugh at a tie like that, even 25 years later. I am now thinking about bespeaking a tie that would feature oil-soaked birds.
= Winner.
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
I see these around. They're incredibly stupid. Generally, the kind of person who would wear an Hermes hippo tie is the kind of person I would least like to hang out with for an afternoon/evening... one of those people who think you can inject "fun" and "whimsicality" into your wardrobe using little cartoon characters. Wear good clothes instead.
= Loser.
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
Sure. At some point, the guy wearing that tie walked into a store that sells luxury goods, walked past all the beautiful examples of craftmanship and style, and paid Hermes money for a "fun" tie. I don't want to hang out with someone who has done that.
And if I buy a used, authentic Hermes tie on eBay for $25 how does that fit into your idiotic little schema?
post #38 of 161
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post


And if I buy a used, authentic Hermes tie on eBay for $25 how does that fit into your idiotic little schema?

He's got a snide little retort for that too, don't worry.
post #39 of 161
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
I see these around. They're incredibly stupid. Generally, the kind of person who would wear an Hermes hippo tie is the kind of person I would least like to hang out with for an afternoon/evening... one of those people who think you can inject "fun" and "whimsicality" into your wardrobe using little cartoon characters. Wear good clothes instead.
It may be that people who wear these ties are expressively-challenged, but your posts in this thread strike me as singularly joyless. Why so surly?
post #40 of 161
I'll have a Vineyard Vines tie in the stash, looks good for my line of business which is corporate sales. The older golfing crowd get a rich snotty joy of it.
post #41 of 161
^ Because I hate "novelty" items, I think they're a poisonous part of consumption culture, and it just looks dumb with a suit.

If you bought it on eBay, you're still stuck with a fucking hippo tie that you spent $25 on. I don't care if it's "authentic Hermes" or not, I could have bought the authentic Lanvin tie that I found in a thrift store for $10 or any of the $10-$20 high-end ties I see on B&S. But I didn't, because they don't look good.

You guys are getting really testy over something I said about a tie.
post #42 of 161
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
^ Because I hate "novelty" items, I think they're a poisonous part of consumption culture, and it just looks dumb with a suit.

Actually it's about having enough to not worry about the cost of a tie.

If I get to the point that a simple tie represents the worst thing in my life
post #43 of 161
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
^ Because I hate "novelty" items, I think they're a poisonous part of consumption culture, and it just looks dumb with a suit.

If you bought it on eBay, you're still stuck with a fucking hippo tie that you spent $25 on. I don't care if it's "authentic Hermes" or not, I could have bought the authentic Lanvin tie that I found in a thrift store for $10 or any of the $10-$20 high-end ties I see on B&S. But I didn't, because they don't look good.

You guys are getting really testy over something I said about a tie.

We are getting testy?..................................................................
post #44 of 161
I didn't realize Hermes ties were outdated to begin with. Wall Street types still wear them regularly. I have to assume Bergdorf is actually selling the massive stockpiles of Hermes ties they build up.
post #45 of 161
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post
i need the hippo tie and the one with the bear sitting on a small island.

generally, the kind of person who would judge me by the kind of tie i would wear is the kind of person i would least like to hang out with for an afternoon/evening...

+1.
I really like the hippo tie.
I am quite fond of Hermes ties in general, but don't have any 'cause I find them very expensive and I never find them on sale. I have quite a few Ferragamo ties, many of them with a similar kind of pattern.
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