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Reverse tying your tie .... like at School

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chavlad, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Chavlad

    Chavlad Well-Known Member

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    If I join this Travel and Tourism Course at College - where we have to wear a Course Tie, i sure will start doing it the Skinny bit alone out if they like it or not!! Any idea's on length's please guy's?
     
  2. NORE

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    It will have to be pretty short or else some of the fat end will be under your collar and look bad.
     
  3. Chavlad

    Chavlad Well-Known Member

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    You reckon it might be possible though, yes?
     
  4. hugeevilrobot

    hugeevilrobot Well-Known Member

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    I'm fairly certain this is only SF-approved with an Eric Glennie tie.
     
  5. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    True iGents / iMasters source the school silk pattern and get their school tie tailor made.
     
  6. Chase H

    Chase H Well-Known Member

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    It's an abomination against good taste. Skinny ties in general are pretty stupid.
     
  7. Frankie22

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    You're better than this.
     
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  8. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Well-Known Member

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    Oh please. Skinny ties can look great and have been worn by some of the most stylish men of all time. Im not talking comically skinny ties.
    You're first sentence is accurate, however.
     
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  9. Chavlad

    Chavlad Well-Known Member

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    How do you know i'm better than this? We don't even know each other.
     
  10. Claghorn

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    You could always send the tie to tiecrafters and have them narrow it
     
  11. Chase H

    Chase H Well-Known Member

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    I agree completely, but right now they look like you're doing all your shopping at Express or some other store that's two years behind. I should have been more clear.
    The other option is that you actually are that bad. Let's be charitable, shall we?
     
  12. NORE

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    That would be against FPoBA rules.
     
  13. Chavlad

    Chavlad Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your tip, luckily I often manage to avoid this error, but I agree yeah you have to be so careful there.

    I m glad you approve, thanks.
     
  14. Chase H

    Chase H Well-Known Member

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    That's not approval you're hearing; it's skepticism.
     
  15. DJosef

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    It sounded intriguing, up until it got to the "tuck the thick end into your shirt" part. Might as well tie it on my head like a bandana, and write "shmott guy" on my cheeks with a lipstick. (As for the base idea of wearing a tie in a silly way that is yet somehow stylish, I saw a photo on GQ with a silk knit worn seemingly with the thin end on the front, or at least with an extremely lopsided knot - but of course the thick end wasn't tucked anywhere.)

    As for skinny ties being stupid, according to some of the clever people out there, ties should be exactly 3.25 inches wide. Some other clever people say it should mirror the width of your lapels. I tend to believe the latter clever people, while accepting that there might be some religious significance of the 3.25 inches, I fail to subscribe to that particular cult. :)
     
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  16. Chase H

    Chase H Well-Known Member

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    3.25 inches is a good lapel width. I'm a skinny bastard, so I usually go with 3 inches. I only really like wide peak lapels.
     
  17. Chavlad

    Chavlad Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it can be worn the thin side out I feel D Josef, if you can not see the the broad part.

    It would be great if you have any links to the GQ Magazine in question possibly, please?

    Thanks.
     

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