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What does your neckwear say about you?

post #1 of 17
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I was wasting time at the Robb Report site and came across this quote from bespoke tie maker...er...neck apparel maker John Kochis:
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"A man reveals so much about his personality by the tie he chooses to wear and how he knots it," says Kochis, a 23-year retail veteran of Barneys New York and Charivari, who launched his signature neckwear collection in 1989. "He's either a leader or a follower, traditional or contemporary, meticulous or disorganized." What does the knot reveal? "If a man wears a spread collar with a four-in-hand knot, I know he doesn't have it all together. If the dimple is off-center he's almost there. And if the knot is neat and the dimple is centered, I know he's impeccable."
Okay, if I see someone with a full windsor "they have it all together" doesn't spring to mind. The Duke certainly wore a four-in-hand (I generally use a Prince Albert/Victoria knot, actually, for a bit more knot thickness and length). And an off-center dimple may be chosen for a bit of insouciance. I might think someone with a perfect knot and dimple is simply OCD, not "impeccable". Pardon my rant. Now back to your regularly scheduled forum.
post #2 of 17
my neckwear says 'here is a man who is not wearing a tie.'
post #3 of 17
Let's not even guess at what Mr. Kochis thinks about men who wear bow ties, however well knotted.
post #4 of 17
As with one's watch, one's neckwear should not be capable of speaking, saying things, or telling you the way of the Lord.
post #5 of 17
I agree with Alexis, but I guess that if my neckwear could talk, it would also say
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'here is a man who is not wearing a tie.'
post #6 of 17
Mine says "Rules-obsessed corporate drone."
post #7 of 17
My neckwear says that I am a leader who follows, that I am traditionally contemporary, and that I am meticuously disorganized. My neckwear used to say that it was around the neck of an archer at Agincourt in an earlier life, but the new meds seem to have quieted that voice.
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Let's not even guess at what Mr. Kochis thinks about men who wear bow ties, however well knotted.
Uh oh.
post #9 of 17
Mine says I look hot.
post #10 of 17
My tie talks. It says, "Yeah, Kabbaz, I know me and the 'damn suit jacket' are conspiring to hide parts of your shirt. Grow up."
post #11 of 17
"What does your neckwear say about you?" FARMER. Jon.
post #12 of 17
I'd guess "I am really, really annoying, I like colors, and I know how to tie fairly enormous knots" would be a start.
post #13 of 17
The comments are quite silly -- but in all fairness, John is one of the best tie makers out there in terms of getting the right blade shape and knot (the ties are truly bespoke as he cuts an individual pattern for each client) -- problem is that he does not have very many quality silks at his disposal
post #14 of 17
DEFinitely FARMER never gets old...
post #15 of 17
My neckties say I am one of the untogether spread collar and four in hand men referred to by the apparently windsor knotted John Kochis. You'd think a custom tiemaker would know that Windsor wore a four in hand with a thick lining, not a windsor knot.
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