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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    I blame the sales assistant at department stores and the fact that most of them are 12 and know nothing about taste.
     
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  2. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    +1. Just saw a presentation by a guy wearing a hideous tie, just hideous.

    I think many ties are selected for men by woman.
     
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  3. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I have a spreadsheet of acceptable ties I made for my wife (that she then sent to her mother) in case anyone ever wanted to buy me a tie.
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

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    I have a google wishlist with things like my favorite boxer briefs, and undershirts in case my mom or g/f wants to get me a gift they won't make a huge mistake and buy me a tie, or shirt.
     
  5. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I basically told them not to buy me any clothing items because I'm too picky about it. They insisted (and some things do make good gifts as they are right in that sweet-spot price wise), so I made this spreadsheet so there could be no confusion. It actually has worked pretty well--just have to remember to keep it updated.
     
  6. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    I think there's a lot of truth in this. For some reason, many women vastly overestimate their understanding of menswear.

    That said, I think a lot of posters believe that the only ties that demonstrate good style are the kind that are featured in the soporific tie thread.
     
  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    I've said it before and I will say it again; women like things that "pop". Whether that is by color, texture, shape, doesn't matter. If it is noticeable they like it. Generally this means bad taste and incongruent.
     
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  8. ImaPro

    ImaPro Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of the awful trend (at least in my city) of wearing a tie clip/bar as high as possible.
     
  9. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why people wear tie clips at all.
     
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  10. deadly7

    deadly7 Well-Known Member

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    I hate my tie flapping around, and I walk a lot. So, it's mostly a functional thing.
     
  11. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't your coat hold your tie roughly in place? Or do you sometimes not wear a coat when you're wearing a tie?
     
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  12. deadly7

    deadly7 Well-Known Member

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    I don't always have my coat buttoned. My clip is a small brushed steel clip that I wear just about my stomach, so it's not gawdy in any sense.
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

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    So button your fucking jacket you sloven fop.
     
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  14. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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    I spend a good deal of my time moving and folding cloth and other detritus. A tie clip helps keep things tidy. I also find that it allows you to kind of force a slight protrusion in the top of the tie, a la RLPL.
     
  15. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    The technical term for this is "tie boner".
     
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  16. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    and I achieve one without a tie clip. I mean, I can see why waiters wear them, however to me when I see them I can't help but think it is an attention getting tactic.
     
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  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    That's a lot of posts, Patrick. What gives?
     
  18. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Well-Known Member

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    I'll often see my female co-workers go off on dates and it'll be like:

    "wohoo my man is dressing up for me tonight"

    in walks the boyfriend with a schlubby "going out shirt" and pants.

    "look at him! doesn't he clean up nice?"

    and off they go.
     
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  19. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    ^ sorry Dr. L but your co-workers sound like complete idiots. :happy:



    understatement of the year/decade... no doubt. it's almost comical.
     
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  20. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    the Kia Forte commercial. so if I'm getting this right, the takeaway from this spot is that I can expect to be seriously assaulted if I show interest in the car you are selling?
     

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