How long till Hermes cartoon/icon ties are laughably outdated?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

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  1. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Its already outdated.

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

    onix 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)
    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    Is this fashion already outdated?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 And hence, never be "outdated".
     
  3. 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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
  6. onix

    onix Senior member

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    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.

    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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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    one of those people who think you can inject "fun" and "whimsicality" into your wardrobe using little cartoon characters.

    What about fun and whimsical cartoon character avatars [​IMG]?
     
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    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Sorry for the poor quality photo. But no matter how curmudgeonly you are, you can't not love this design. It's aristocratic centaurs! That's not gimmicky or toddler fashion. It's genius is what it is.
     
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    Philip1978 Senior member

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    i want this hippo tie

    +1
     
  10. Bull

    Bull Senior member

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    An Hermes tie will always indicate good taste and an appropriate level of WASPy tongue-in-cheek humor.

    So, "never ever," if that makes sense.
     
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    i want this hippo tie

    x2. I want a Hippo tie, now.
     
  14. HomerJ

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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.
    You read all that from a tie? [​IMG]
     
  15. Makeshift_Robot

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    You read all that from a tie? [​IMG]

    Sure. At some point, the guy wearing that tie walked into a store that sells luxury goods, walked past all the beautiful examples of craftmanship and style, and paid Hermes money for a "fun" tie.

    I don't want to hang out with someone who has done that.
     

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