Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ddgdl, Jun 14, 2013.
So, so horrible.
Not as bad as Parle IV
What is next....
Front-windowed pants to show off our testicles? The ball bra? Codpiece revival?
We need to bring back the Eldrige Cleaver pants (and by "bring back," I mean, we need to see if they'll work this time)
No. This is just terrible and pointless "invention" for the sake of invention. Maybe some hipsters will adopt it but no one who actually knows what they're doing.
+1. My thoughts exactly.
I think we should crowd fund a shirt for Spoo and see if anyone else follows?
Seriously. You can probably get Jantzen to make you a shirt like this for $50.
Who are all of these people backing this shit?
If the zipper (running up the tie) were covered, or the zipper disappeared into the fabric, then I think this idea would be a homerun.
People hate to tie ties, and a clip on is tres tacky.
Tie wearers also like to keep their ties in various states of "undress," so the zip effect would play into this (half zipped, for instance).
However, this model (as is) is abysmally tacky. It looks like a vest insert that was separated at birth.
The last designer to attempt anything revoluationary wtih a tie was William Rast (and it did not catch on).
You know, I've experienced a lot more "struggle and pain" from zippers than I have from tying a necktie.
I agree with Gatsby. Also, one of the more important elements of a tie is the knot. This thing doesn't have one. It's also not shaped like a traditional tie.
Trends in traditional menswear changes very slowly and do not swing very far. The zip tie, cutout collar, and parle IV collar are all excellent and interesting ideas for the fashion world, but it appears as if these companies are targeting young business professionals. They have the wrong target market for this stuff. Anyone wearing a solid navy blue suit, a white shirt, and dress shoes is going to look silly with any of these add-ons. In the right context, I think they all good work to some extent.
Uh oh. Now you've done it.
Read: verbal irony
It is not that hard to tie a tie, FIH knot is easier than tieing shoes...
Exactly. Tying your shoes is way too difficult. Indeed, studies show that the US economy loses at least 5 million dollars each year due to senseless, unproductive shoe tying. This is why I will soon be launching my own kick starter for my revolutionary Velcro dress shoes, along with my exciting line of socks which, through my patented silk screening process, make it look just like you're wearing shoes.
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