"Italian way" of necktie tying?

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    I'd have my tie outside my sweater for the rest of my life if it meant I got to be flanked by beautiful women.
     
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    Isn't this really just phallic imagery -- like walking around with one's fly open?
     
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    I thought a prince albert involved a trip to a piercing shop and a lot of courage.

    The thin part of the tie showing, especially when it reaches your crotch, is just futzing stupid. They ain't selling me on that one.
     
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    Isn't this really just phallic imagery -- like walking around with one's fly open?

    Pretty much. Its hanging out and swinging loose. I think that is part of the reason Bow ties give off a more controlled, prim presentation. The Bow tie says that the wearer has his tightly under his control.
     
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    Freud's turning over in his grave.
     
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    Pretty much. Its hanging out and swinging loose. I think that is part of the reason Bow ties give off a more controlled, prim presentation. The Bow tie says that the wearer has his tightly under his control.
    Bow ties are really perverse in their primness. They remind me of Kinsey or Freud who gave up sex when he was 40.
     
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    Bow ties are really perverse in their primness. They remind me of Kinsey or Freud who gave up sex when he was 40.

    So to keep with the Freud theme I guess you could say the Bow tie represents both civilisation and its discontents.
     
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    I thought a prince albert involved a trip to a piercing shop and a lot of courage.


    It does, and a Jacob's Ladder takes a leap of faith and a lot of luck.

    Jon.
     
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    You know, as much as I might like Ferrari, I have to tell you that no self-respecting Marquis, even Luca di Montezemolo should ever wear a tie that way.

    Jon.
     
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    Isn't this style of knot tying called "The Donald Trump"?
     
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    I believe the word for that is " ritardato. " No idea as to the meaning, though.


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    Hey guys, I'm sure many of you have seen The Sartorialist's new column in American GQ and he mentioned the man was wearing the necktie the "Italian way", back of the tie longer (i.e., thin part of the neck tie longer). I always thought people did this as a mistake or store displays on mannequins to make the tie knot really thick. Has anyone else ever heard of a such?

    You'll see it a lot if you look for it. Leaving the narrow end long so it can be tucked into your trousers is what you do if don't have your ties made to measure and the ends will otherwise hang too far past your belt.

    More common with high waisted trousers, but men have been doing this for as long as there have been neckties.
     
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    I call it trying too hard to look stupid

    heheh
     
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    Another Agnelli quirk copied by his replicants in Italy.
     

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