Originally Posted by hendrix
They're never going to exactly match your pants though. The ankle is not an area in which i want the line of the eye to stop.
This is kind of my thinking as well. I really don't want people concentrating on my ankles at all. "My eyes are up here, dude!"
Originally Posted by mafoofan
When you sit in flat front pants, the cloth is forced to pile up in large folds--unfortunately, often in one large one.
Where you see a bug, I see a feature.
Four-in-hand isn't just for size, but shape. Nothing is worse than a symmetrical tie knot. If you are tall, you should have your ties made appropriate for your size. Then, you can wear them four-in-hand, as God intended.
So your real rule is to always have your ties custom made.
There are other non-symmetrical tie knots other than the FIH. A double FIH still isn't symmetrical but it does allow you to properly adjust a tie that might otherwise be a bit too long. Definitely a useful weapon in the arsenal.
Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix
Seems that some folks are straying from the stated theme of this thread by disputing other folks' "rules." It is, of course, unpardonably rude to deviate from the moderator's theme in any thread. And in this instance it makes no sense to argue; an individual's idiosyncratic "rules" are indisputably correct for that individual.
Do we really need to have the "I like chocolate ice cream" discussion again?
People have reasons for their personal rules. Moreover, the ultimate reason for these personal rules is, presumably, that they somehow advance the same aesthetic as the "real" rules.
The raison d'etre of a message board thread is discussion. Personally, I am hoping that someone will convince me either that some of their rules are good or that some of mine are bad.
For example, Foo has reasons for his rules. I think some of them are ridiculous, but he does have reasons. The whole point of a message board, certainly of SF, is discussing those reasons. Even if I am not convinced, the discussion will be interesting.