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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
This is my first post. First I wanted to see if this would actually be read before continuing with other posts.

I'm not a very 'fashionable' guy. Jeans and T-shirts mostly. I have a Christmas part to go to and wanted some advice. In the past I have worn standard black slacks, white long sleeve shirt and a red tie.

I was trying to go out of my comfort zone a little. I told my wife I was thinking of wearing a bow-tie. She dared me so I took it a step further and bought a red bow-tie and a pink short sleeve shirt. Partially as a joke but also just to see what it would look like.

I didn't think it looked bad but my wife had a fit. Actually kept telling me how awful it was. So I wanted to post a photo but also wanted to make sure I would receive constructive criticism.

Please let me know this place is serious and not a troll baiting haven for pretty boys.

Thank you
post #2 of 16

Provided you aren't trolling, there are a couple of threads in Men's Clothes or Streetwear & Denim that you can post pictures in and receive healthy, constructive criticism. Though by the sound of your outfit, you'd probably receive a lot of snark along with advice (at least, were it posted in MC...SW&D very much have their own thing going). Still, no trolling.

 

Regardless, welcome to SF.

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Not trolling but will probably be accused of it.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by ComputerHabit View Post

This is my first post. First I wanted to see if this would actually be read before continuing with other posts.
I'm not a very 'fashionable' guy. Jeans and T-shirts mostly. I have a Christmas part to go to and wanted some advice. In the past I have worn standard black slacks, white long sleeve shirt and a red tie.
I was trying to go out of my comfort zone a little. I told my wife I was thinking of wearing a bow-tie. She dared me so I took it a step further and bought a red bow-tie and a pink short sleeve shirt. Partially as a joke but also just to see what it would look like.
I didn't think it looked bad but my wife had a fit. Actually kept telling me how awful it was. So I wanted to post a photo but also wanted to make sure I would receive constructive criticism.
Please let me know this place is serious and not a troll baiting haven for pretty boys.
Thank you

This place is incredibly serious. Except when we're not. Please, whatever you do, do not wear a short-sleeve dress shirt with a tie. Unless you fix computers for Best Buy.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Provided you aren't trolling, there are a couple of threads in Men's Clothes or Streetwear & Denim that you can post pictures in and receive healthy, constructive criticism. Though by the sound of your outfit, you'd probably receive a lot of snark along with advice (at least, were it posted in MC...SW&D very much have their own thing going). Still, no trolling.

Regardless, welcome to SF.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHSH@R#!@#$!%3 that's pretty funny. the bolded part, I mean.

My suggestion: lurk a bit and get a feel for the commonality, work in elements that suit you. Welcome to SF
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Agreed. I should have been an Ice Cream man.

It was hilarious though. My kids loved it and wife went to bed angry. A great laugh for a $13 shirt and a $10 bow-tie. Well worth the price.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHSH@R#!@#$!%3 that's pretty funny. the bolded part, I mean.
 

Oi! Don't mock my naivete; I just haven't been around the forum long enough for it to wither into decrepit cynicism.

 

And now the OP needs to post that picture so that we may rejoice.

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ice Cream Man cometh......



Please pay special attention to the TARDIS iPhone cover.
post #8 of 16
I stand corrected. That looks also works for an ice-cream man.

well-played, OP. Well-played.
post #9 of 16

Pink and red don't match.  White shirt would be better.

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Watch out!! *booty slap*

post #11 of 16

Much better.  If you had bought a matching red cummerbund with it, you'd really be in business.

post #12 of 16

Much better, but if you want to continue looking for advice, I suggest you check out the Men's Clothing section (but avoid starting threads for the express purpose of soliciting advice...there are a number of threads already dedicated to this).

 

If you want to seriously continue with bow ties, check out a member named Clarinet Player.
 

post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thank you. I'll work on getting into the right area of the forums.

I held off on cumberbuns. I was concerned I'd look to much like wait staff.

The restaurant's waiters all wear black ties and cumberbuns and I knew this in advance from having been to these parties before.

So far I've had several compliments and believe it or not people check if the tie is a clip on. It isn't.

Luckily my youngest had a play date and the father of the friend is a bow tie efficianado so he schooled me on the fine art of tying it.

Nice evening, open bar, stuffed and liquored up. smile.gif

Yay Christmas.
post #14 of 16
white shirt w/o pocket would be better....if you must!
post #15 of 16

What's wrong with the shirt pocket?

 

Just not right for a bowtie? or do you mean under any circumstance?

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