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Are men who wear ties more successful?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TiesNecktie, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    i wear 3 ties at once just to be received that much better
     
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  2. Dnslater

    Dnslater Well-Known Member

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    The fact that the poll was posted here will give it inherent bias as well. Post the poll at a forum such as http://pissedoffwaiters.tribe.net/ and your results may vary. :)
     
  3. plainnerd

    plainnerd Well-Known Member

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    I typically go for a tie and bow-tie, that way I can play the colors off each better.
     
  4. TiesNecktie

    TiesNecktie Senior member

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    Haha. Nice find! [​IMG]

    I agree that the survey may have some flaws. So far we have collected over 900 surveys. Here is three fun facts so far:
    • 17.3% of women would be attracted to a man who wore suit & tie on a first date (apparently surveymonkey gave this a 95% confidence interval with +/- 2% variance)
    • Of the 500+ men asked, 2/3 favor a self-tied bow tie over a pre-tied one.
    • There are actually almost 4% of men who would show up wearing a bow tie on a first date, while the majority (over 70%) would never wear a tie for such an occasion.

    Just FYI of the 900 filled out surveys just 42 came from here. The large majority came in randomly via SurveyMonkey.com
     
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  5. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    But surely the key question is whether you can have three patterns or whether at least one should be plain. What does Flusser say? [​IMG]
     
  6. TiesNecktie

    TiesNecktie Senior member

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    does it look like this?

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  7. punchdrunkwelle

    punchdrunkwelle Active Member

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    You can't simply conclude that wearing ties mean a man is successful. But it means that if the man wears ties a lot he must also wear suits a lot which might mean he has a high-powered job or he's simply required to wear it - not necessarily successful.
     
  8. mp1472

    mp1472 Senior member

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    I love this example! I use it myself I find it interesting as most people will want to do business with those that they perceive are successful.. even if its subconscious. but when you ask someone this very same question a lot of people will make up all kinds of interesting reasons why the Honda guy could be the better choice.

    the reality of it is that an instant first impression is always made regardless. If the only information you had to decide which realtor was more successful was the cars they were standing next to I think its quite obvious that bmw guy wins every time. Besides id love to see 10yr old Honda guy showing million dollar + properties to clients driving them around in that pos!

    I wouldn't feel comfortable having a realtor in a 10 year old beater I would automatically assume he wasn't very successful as if he/she were surely having a nice car to drive clients around in would be a top priority yes? Ill take bmw guy lol!
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :confused:
     
  10. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    One thing is for sure, the higher the fold count the more successful.

    That cannot be debated.
     
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  11. TiesNecktie

    TiesNecktie Senior member

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    Nice!

    BTW, thanks for those who filled out this survey. And double thanks to those who have shared this survey with their friends, over Facebook, etc. We just hit the 1,000 filled out survey mark and we are getting very close to a 98% confidence interval and a low margin of error for most questions.

    In case you haven't filled out the survey yet, here is the link again:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GHNYKSY

    Cheers

    H
     
  12. TiesNecktie

    TiesNecktie Senior member

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  13. Johnboy

    Johnboy Senior member

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    I think you only get to make a first impression once so you had better make it a good one. The impression is visual so make an effort to groom, dress, and carry yourself well.
    Guys always look and feel better about themselves when wearing a suit and tie, they just do, ask them if you don't believe me.
    Good presentation skills go a long way towards building success, but is not the only element.
     

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