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Worst Tie Contest

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VMan, May 5, 2006.

  1. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    Here's a contest. Post pics of the worst tie you have in your collection, or come across at a thrift store. Pictures from the internet don't count - you have to have the tie in your physical possession. Also, only 'real' ties please - no joke ties (extra large clown tie, etc.)

    My recent find:

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    ROAR!!

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  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    That actually looked pretty nice... and then I scrolled down. That bear scared the shit of me!
     
  3. gorgekko

    gorgekko Well-Known Member

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    Someone, somewhere and at some time loved that tie so much that they actually spent money they had to earn to own it. That saddens me so much.
     
  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    I definitely have some of those non-real ties - a few that you can push a button on and they sing Christmas carols, for instance.

    I definitely have many 80s ties that are truly horrid.
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Oh man... I will be showing off my bad tie collection shortly... I'm too lazy right now to take the pictures.
     
  6. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    I'm confused, the man eating bear rendered on a background of soft pastel colors. Maybe this is the "spring" version.
     
  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of those heinous animal tee-shirts that have stayed oddly popular with certain tourist crowds: [​IMG]
     
  8. Jovan

    Jovan Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you guys wouldn't like my cotton knit ties, but I do! EDIT: Snapped a pic. Can I be entered in the contest? [​IMG]
     
  9. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Well-Known Member

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    pkincy Well-Known Member

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    Alex,

    To win, we must see a picture with you wearing the tie. However if you do that I am quite certain you will win.

    Even over that horrible First Air Cavalry regimental tie that was pictured several weeks ago.

    Perry
     
  11. Waltar

    Waltar Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    hahaha, is that a newspaper?
     
  12. weeks

    weeks Well-Known Member

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    Though not in the league of the tie posted by Alex, I sold both of these extremely ugly ties on ebay. I guess the atractiveness of a tie is a really subjective thing. Someone thought both of these were attractive enough to buy.

    [​IMG]

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  13. Zubberah

    Zubberah Well-Known Member

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    I've seen worse than all of those - just check out some of the Kitons on eBay!!! [​IMG]
     
  14. Jovan

    Jovan Well-Known Member

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    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you guys wouldn't like my cotton knit ties, but I do!

    EDIT: Snapped a pic. Can I be entered in the contest?

    [​IMG]


    Are those ties or really narrow socks? [​IMG]
    Sorry, could not resist it.
     
  16. Stuttjukken

    Stuttjukken Well-Known Member

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    Kabbaz tie is not the worst I´ve seen, but one of the funniest ties. What paper is this?
     
  17. romafan

    romafan Well-Known Member

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    I'm reminded of my 'youth' (OK, late teens) when I was beginning to pay attention to clothing beyond flannel shirts & jeans. I was looking at my father's (fairly) impressive, albeit conservative, tie collection - lots of BB, Roots, Georgetown U. Shop, w/ a smattering of Hermes, PS, etc. I noticed a couple of real 'dogs' and asked him how they made their way into his closet, and more importantly, why were they still there? His answer taught me a lesson in love, acceptance and humility that remains with me to this day:

    "Those are all of the ties that you kids have given me over the years - I could never bear to part with them". [​IMG]
     
  18. JohnMS

    JohnMS Well-Known Member

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    As I recall, it seems Mr. Kabbaz's tie is a father's day gift he received from a previous year. Great gift.
     
  19. thinman

    thinman Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any ties to contribute to this photo album. I used to own a Christmas tie with a black background and Santa in his sleigh, but I "sacrificed" it to use for shoe polishing.

    Alex, no fair using "ties" your art students have made!
     

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