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Tie tree from Brooks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's nice if you work with all men and you wear low quality ties.
     
  3. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    definitely makes sense for corporate holiday parties. it works out to $50 a tie, and everyone at the party would take one as a favor. i think it's kind of cool
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    No, it's not cool. In fact, to extrapolate, none of those things listed under "executive gifts" (with the except of a good Montblanc pen) is ever cool, including, but not limited to all thing feng shui, Foucault's Pendulums, and those stupid rock garden things.
     
  5. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Re: closet stuffers I'd would much rather get a tie than the hundreds of executive gifts that I've amassed over the years. The worst are those heavy, embossed coins they give out at many formal events / fundraisers. I still am not entirely sure what they expect you to do with them.
     
  6. gorgekko

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    At a minimum you could use the tie as a belt. I'm not how I would react to seeing one of these "trees" if I went to an executive party but I'd take a tie.
     
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    They can be used to level a desk surprisingly well... [​IMG] Aaron
     
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    Well, I almost like the velvet smoking jacket pictured -- though it's a bit foppish.

    Part of the problem is the whole idea of "executive" gifts. The business class has never been known for its good taste. Just expensive taste.

    As for the tie tree. It's so vulgar that it almost appeals to me.
     
  9. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Well-Known Member

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    Two tie trees were in the 346 Madison windows last X-Mas.

    BTW, Oxxford had a smaller version in its shop on E. 57th St.

    Evidently, only corporate customers would buy it as a "favor" for their holiday parties.
     
  10. Alex_O

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    Or how about the ugly tie tree, "Because you really do hate all of your employes" I think this is the guy to call about setting up your misanthropic saratorial fantasy. Man wins ugly tie competition Can we just castrate him right away, I mean really an ugly tie and a short sleeve shirt. DOES HE NOT READ THE STYLE FORUM... [​IMG]
     
  11. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    This is my ugliest tie... sorry about the size - I wanted to show that it was ALSO textured. [​IMG]
     
  12. Alex_O

    Alex_O Well-Known Member

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    Pic fixed, but that's really more scary than ugly.
     
  13. tiger02

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    Those coins are based on military "challenge coins," a tradition that's been around since Vietnam or so. Â Each unit designs their own and gives them out as either awards or a matter of course. Â The "challenge" comes in when you go out to the bars, and challenge your mates to show their coins. Â If you're not carrying yours, you buy a round. Â It doesn't have to be at the bars though--some of the crazier types have been known to flash a coin between their teeth as they're falling from a plane... So in sum, whoever is giving the coin is looking to see how good a friend you are...or score a free beer in the process. Â [​IMG] Tom
     
  14. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    I don't know... as far as ugly goes - perhaps our tastes differ, but it is a pretty ugly tie.

    I used to wear it as a belt.
     

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