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Your ugliest tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by javyn, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Nice tip, SG. I'm going to keep an eye out for some fonky green ties. Actually I saw some at Burlington Coat Factory yesterday but passed them up...maybe I should go back...or raid my dad's tie rack that hasn't been updated since the 70s.
     
  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    I didn't feel like firing up the camera, so I stuck em in the scanner.

    [​IMG]

    What makes them horrible:
    from left to right

    Tie number one: 100% polyester. The gold is shiny, the brown is not. Inside the paisleys (not sure if you can see it at this resolution or not) are little designs that looks like penises and balls shooting golden orbs of sperm. Truely classy.

    Tie number two: 100% French Acetate. [​IMG] there are about nine different colors on this tie. Most of it is mustard colored, there is also some navy, lavender,teal, white, green, and brown. They are all shiny. The surface is irregular and gives the impression that it is woven of recycled Christmas tinsel.

    Tie number three: 100% silk. Made in the USA. Brown, Cream, and teal. The main picture is several women using the telephone, whilst coyly looking about for eavesdroppers, but embossed into the texture of the fabric itself is a pattern of horrible blotches, some of which resemble ducks. The combination of the two is truely nauseating in person.

    My top three of the moment, but I'm always looking for more.



    In terms of colors, number two might look very nice on someone without much yellow in his personal coloring. Only the lavender and mustard are very noticeable (that is, in the picture). The better of the two, the lavender, gets most of the attention. The other colors are compatible and help soften the look.

    In terms of fabric and the related sheen and texture, it's a different story.
     
  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Two more ugly ones


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    There's nothing wrong with the second tie. Many men would be satisfied with it.
     
  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    [​IMG]


    Da' Bears!




    (Don't wear that to a Packer game)
     
  5. montecristo#4

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    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    We're all at the mall.

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    Is that kid on the right wearing a Barking Irons tee?
     
  7. Arnold_Horseshack

    Arnold_Horseshack Well-Known Member

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    all my ties are ugly...lol....i gotta wear a dark color tie (black or navy) in the restaurant where i work. im ass manager. i usually work the night shift and theres another asst manager that works the day shift. my ties have clips on em. i bet you guys wouldnt like that here cause yore all rich and stuff and have nice stuff to wear. if you got clips on your ties its easy to take em on and off cause you dont gotta tie em around your neck....lol....
     
  8. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    Oooh Ooooh Mr. Kotter,

    Could I be a troll?
     
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    i gotta wear a dark color tie (black or navy) in the restaurant where i work. im ass manager.

    Yikes. What kind of restaurant is it? [​IMG]
     
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    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    I like the hot dog tie. Subtle. Freudian. What more could you ask from your neckwear?
     
  12. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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  13. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    In once gave a similar fish tie as a gift to my brother the marine biologist. (Real original, huh? I'm sure I'm the only person who ever thought to give him an aquatic-themed gift!)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    all my ties are ugly...lol....i gotta wear a dark color tie (black or navy) in the restaurant where i work. im ass manager. i usually work the night shift and theres another asst manager that works the day shift. my ties have clips on em. i bet you guys wouldnt like that here cause yore all rich and stuff and have nice stuff to wear. if you got clips on your ties its easy to take em on and off cause you dont gotta tie em around your neck....lol....
    It has absolutely nothing to do with being rich. It has to do with class. Clip ons lack that. They look artificial, and lack character since they've been pre-tied into a "perfect" knot. I'm not rich, and apart from when I was five I've never owned one in my life. If you keep on doing a four-in-hand, half-Windsor, Windsor etc. it's really not a hassle to put it on and take it off. Additionally, having a real tie allows you to do all those different knots than just the half-Windsor the clip ons usually come in. My guess is, if you're an assistant manager you have money to spend on some tasteful ties. Do it! It's not that much to get a couple of mid-range brand ties at your local Ross, TJ Maxx, or other discount clothing stores. Trust me, it'll make a huge difference in your wardrobe.
     
  15. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    In once gave a similar fish tie as a gift to my brother the marine biologist.

    Diane: What's going on over here?

    Woman at beach: There is a beached whale, she's dying.

    Voice: Is anyone here a marine biologist?
     
  16. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Diane: What's going on over here?

    Woman at beach: There is a beached whale, she's dying.

    Voice: Is anyone here a marine biologist?

    [​IMG]
     
  17. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Kind of an off topic question, but since it is my post, and I don't think it is worthy of a new thread....is it OK to wear ties with button down collars? I won a lot of 6 dress shirts on ebay, and I just noticed a few of them are button down. I've tried to avoid button collars up until now, so I really don't know. I see people wearing ties with button down...but something doesn't sit right with me.


    Oh yeah does anyone know how to take pitstains out ? lol
     
  18. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Kind of an off topic question, but since it is my post, and I don't think it is worthy of a new thread....is it OK to wear ties with button down collars? I won a lot of 6 dress shirts on ebay, and I just noticed a few of them are button down. I've tried to avoid button collars up until now, so I really don't know. I see people wearing ties with button down...but something doesn't sit right with me.


    Oh yeah does anyone know how to take pitstains out ? lol



    Worked for Agnelli as well as many trads. Sure you could (I don't like buttondown collars myself though).
     
  19. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    They are great pastel shirts, I like them. But the white one has pit stains. Oh well, still a deal for the lot of em..
     
  20. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    They are great pastel shirts, I like them. But the white one has pit stains. Oh well, still a deal for the lot of em..

    You could use the white one as your shaving shirt. You know how the Trumper stuff stains clothes [​IMG]
     

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