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How long till Hermes cartoon/icon ties are laughably outdated? (like acid wash jeans)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    I am just wondering how long this gimmick/fad "toddler fashion" has been going on. (Little wheelbarrows, elephants, etc) Is this fashion already outdated? If not, how long do you give it before people look downright silly wearing this stuff? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. kylelovesyou

    kylelovesyou Senior member

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    Feel free to send all your laughable Hermes ties to me.
     
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  3. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Are you going to ask when Brooks brothers button down shirts are going to be outdated next?
     
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  4. savilerogue

    savilerogue Active Member

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    I've always thought that the little animal print ones are irredeemably naff. The other patterns not so much.
     
  5. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    The only print ties worth their salt have a cat theme!
     
  6. heaven7

    heaven7 Senior member

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    The fact that you don't like them doesn't instantly make them a temporary fad. Hell, they've been doing prints in silk for scarves and such for the better part of the last century.
    Hell, my uncle has been using them for the last twenty or thirty years.
    I'd reckon they'll still be relevant long after you and me are dust.
     
  7. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    I don't personally care for them, but they've been going strong for decades now. Don't see them dropping off all of a sudden. Almost like Chanel No. 5, or the Birkin / Kelly.
     
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    crazyquik Senior member

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    I am just wondering how long this gimmick/fad "toddler fashion" has been going on.
    (Little wheelbarrows, elephants, etc)

    Is this fashion already outdated?
    If not, how long do you give it before people look downright silly wearing this stuff?


    Into perpetuity.
     
  9. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    Its already outdated.
     
  10. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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  11. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I[​IMG]
    i want this hippo tie
     
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  12. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I believe that all neckties should give expression only to the most weighty and serious concerns faced by mankind. There's just no place for whimsical designs in this vale of tears that we call earthly life. In the mid-1980s, right after the Chernobyl disaster, I bespoke a tie with a repeating pattern of deformed children. In doing so I helped to educate my peers about the importance of nuclear safety. Nobody would laugh at a tie like that, even 25 years later.

    I am now thinking about bespeaking a tie that would feature oil-soaked birds.
     
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  13. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Senior member

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    It's funny you should ask, I just received my invite to the Style Forum super secret special sub forum for sartorial futures (SFSSSSFFSF) and we are voting on this next Tuesday. Mine is a only minority vote but I will still be entertaining lobbyists this week if you have a vested interest in the matter.
     
  14. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    NEVER. NEver. NEVER as long as men have a sense of humor.
     
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  15. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    i want this hippo tie
    It would have made a good used $70 bargain in 2007.
     
  16. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Its already outdated.

    +1. I don't see many wearing them these days.
     
  17. onix

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    I am just wondering how long this gimmick/fad "toddler fashion" has been going on. (Little wheelbarrows, elephants, etc)
    Since about 1986-1987 if my catalogs treat me right. So it has been on for more than 2 decades. Many many other reputable makers jumped the boats too including Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Drakes, Ferragamo, etc.,
    Is this fashion already outdated?
    Have slowed down in the US, but have been growing very strongly in other markets, especially in Asia.
    If not, how long do you give it before people look downright silly wearing this stuff?
    Depends on your lifestyle, they can always be appropriate/fun for many events. And hence, never be "outdated".
     
  18. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Wow, 20 years. Thanks Onix.
    I had never seen this pattern until a few years ago.
    Then again, I never really cared about ties, and probably never noticed.
     
  19. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    I see these around. They're incredibly stupid.

    Generally, the kind of person who would wear an Hermes hippo tie is the kind of person I would least like to hang out with for an afternoon/evening... one of those people who think you can inject "fun" and "whimsicality" into your wardrobe using little cartoon characters.

    Wear good clothes instead.
     
  20. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    i need the hippo tie and the one with the bear sitting on a small island.

    generally, the kind of person who would judge me by the kind of tie i would wear is the kind of person i would least like to hang out with for an afternoon/evening...
     
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