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post #16 of 26
At the end of the work day, I take mine off and wear it as a belt. And proceed to break into song and dance. (Think of it as a cross between Bollywood and Fred Astaire).
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
Ah, I am all of the above...
Enjoy it while you can. Soon you will be old, fat, and dull...
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by DoTheGrownup View Post
I loosen mine on the bus ride home. For some reason a tie that has not bothered me all day long makes me feel like I am going to suffocate as soon as I get on the bus home.
Yes, it does grate after a long, hot day. Possibly better to take it off entirely...
post #19 of 26
Only time to wear a loose tie is if you have a woman's red lipstick on your collar. Preferably a young secretary you are covertly seeking relations with. Otherwise, at the risk of sounding like my mother from years past, "tighten up your tie and look presentable young man!"
post #20 of 26
I just hate open collar, loosened necktie look. If you don't want to wear your tie properly, take the damn thing off! One other stereotypical wearer of the opened collar, loosened tie is the hard-boiled journalist. I think that goes back to the days of the play "The Front Page." One of my brothers-in-law works for the L.A. Times and he often affects that look.
post #21 of 26
I do it often when going out. For reference, I am 24 and in NYC. And slim. And I only do this with slim ties.

I love ties but wearing them perfectly knotted and tight is just a little bit over-the-top when going out. Loosen it up a bit and dress the look down a bit.

If you feel comfortable with the look, you can pull it off. If you are going to a professional function looking like this, fix your tie immediately.
post #22 of 26
Pun intended, but some need to loosen up a bit here FFS..
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Orsini View Post
Enjoy it while you can. Soon you will be old, fat, and dull...

I used to be old, fat and dull. But I have "re-invented" myself. It's all in the head...
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
At the end of the day when it is appropriate to have a "Devil may care swagger..", smoking a Cuban...

Or if you have a pair of Fins to entertain..

But if you have to think about it or force it.. Then you are not ready..

Agreed.

I wear it only after a long day. I usually just unbutton the top button, and slightly loosen the tie. The knot is still intact, it just sits a little bit offskew.

Unfortunately, I don't look as cool smokin' a stogie as much Phat Guido does....
post #25 of 26
I think This look is perfectly OK in a Casual Setting or rlaxing. I actually happen to think it looks nice especially with French Cuff Shirts and Cufflinks! I will get howls of Derision here!

Cheers
Stuarts8
post #26 of 26
when the shirt collar is too tight
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