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post #61 of 65
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doctors
And architects of the older school.

One of my best friends and ultimately a mentor -- now deceased -- I met the year I turned 39 (a while back now). We were on a ship and had been assigned adjacent tables. After the first night at dinner we ran into each at one of the stairways. He mentioned he lived in Houston ... I asked if he knew so-and-so ... he did ... and over the course of the crossing we began what was to be a long friendship.

During our initial conversation he had a question: "Are you a doctor or an architect?" I smiled and looked puzzled. He pointed to the bow tie.
post #62 of 65
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Originally Posted by jeromestyle View Post

and what about ascots?
My father wore them ... I have not.
post #63 of 65
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any example of some of this men that know how to pull them off?
being a bit or very fat is a must to wear them?
what about the size of the bow tie and the face type?
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I believe it's common for clowns to wear them when working, but I've never been able to bring myself to look
post #64 of 65
It would seem there are quite a few very negatively biased opinions regarding the wear of bow ties... even accepting the academic type stereotypes, the associations with fat, elderly or nerdy types, and even clowns, look pretty strong puzzled.gif . Bow ties may be considered dated, but they are a classic item of wardrobe, much more acceptable, to my mind, than not a few modern fashion examples.

Of course it is a matter of opinion, and tastes.
post #65 of 65
Bow ties are cool and are fun to wear and to tie. If people judge you for it, it's their issue. Enjoy the compliments and dare to be different.
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