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And now Flusser is doing pre-tied bow ties

EL72

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That would go well with the diagonal stripey shirt you posted.

Though to be fair to Flusser, I have seen pre-tied bow ties from Charvet, Brioni... and many other top brands.
 

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I'll have to agree. The "AmJack" style shirt is a worse offence.
 

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Pre Tied Bow Ties ....is he renting Tuxes for proms now?
 

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Originally Posted by EL72

Though to be fair to Flusser, I have seen pre-tied bow ties from Charvet, Brioni... and many other top brands.


I don't believe that Charvet makes any pre-tied bow ties.
 

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Good Lord! I halfway wore out my copy of "Dressing the Man" when I bought it 4 1/2 years ago. That man seems bent on destroying his credibility with those who are even somewhat sartorially sophisticated!
 

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Originally Posted by Tomasso
I don't believe that Charvet makes any pre-tied bow ties.

I have seen some on several occasions at NM as well as a number of them on eBay a while back.
 

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Originally Posted by JLibourel
Good Lord! I halfway wore out my copy of "Dressing the Man" when I bought it 4 1/2 years ago. That man seems bent on destroying his credibility with those who are even somewhat sartorially sophisticated!

-Do as I say, not as I do.
----A. F.
 

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Originally Posted by EL72
I have seen some on several occasions at NM as well as a number of them on eBay a while back.


 

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Charvet definitely makes a pre-tied bowtie, as does Brioni. And why not? Bowties are essentially constume these days. The fraction of men who know how to tie one is miniscule.
 

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Originally Posted by LA Guy
Charvet definitely makes a pre-tied bowtie, as does Brioni. And why not? Bowties are essentially constume these days. The fraction of men who know how to tie one is miniscule.

I seem to remember a George Clooney interview, maybe even in the first Men's Vogue, wherein he admits that he actually wears a pretied when arriving at black tie, red carpet events, but eventually retires to the men's room to produce a proper bow tie from his pocket, which he drapes insouciently around his collar. The reasoning being that he can't actually tie a bow tie, but want's people to think he can, and also wants to look like he's let his hair down and partied a bit by the end of the night. He's secret's out now, though! If you ever meet Mr. Clooney in a bow tie, you should challenge him to untie and retie the thing right there on the spot. How embarassing!

 

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I know how to tie a bow tie, and I can make it look good, if I take 30 minutes for the 15 or so attempts to get it close. I wear them so seldom that I get my practice only when I actually have to wear one.

The thing is - those pre-tied jobs don't look much at all like a self-tie and people have gotten so used to the clip-on perfection that they look at you funny, like you scrounged your self-tie from Salvation Army while Mr. Clip-on is now Monsieur Savoir Faire.
 

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