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Post by kendrck » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:23 am

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A_Morley wrote: My wife expressed early on that she is not all that fond of them and many clients have expressed attitudes of ridicule or even hostility upon seeing me in one.
Are you sure it wasn't the tights you were wearing that brought the offense?
or that ridiculous rat-tail?

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Post by mountainman » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:29 am

I own one bow tie, its a black clip on, I only wear it when I wear my class A uniform with a tux shirt. Don't really care one way or the other about them a tie is a tie. Some bow ties look great, and others make you look like a clown, same with long ties.
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Post by JimVH » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:46 am

A couple of you addressed the professional impact of wearing a bowtie. I do see a difference in how people react to me in certain situations. I'm cautious about wearing one to certain business activities, but I do not have any sales or power-broker type duties that require a more conventional appearance, so my bow is welcome most of the time.

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Post by ryland » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:05 am

Gentlemen, make the occasion to wear a bow tie. Work may not be a good place. If not, get dressed up and take your wife out.
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Post by colton » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:23 am

ryland wrote:Gentlemen, make the occasion to wear a bow tie. Work may not be a good place. If not, get dressed up and take your wife out.
Yeah right, she'd laugh the expensive wine right out her nose if I insisted on wearing a bow tie without a tux.

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Post by John-Boy » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:27 am

colton wrote:
ryland wrote:Gentlemen, make the occasion to wear a bow tie. Work may not be a good place. If not, get dressed up and take your wife out.
Yeah right, she'd laugh the expensive wine right out her nose if I insisted on wearing a bow tie without a tux.
That's nasty. I don't care who you are.
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Post by underscoretim » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:33 am

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Post by colton » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:35 am

Nice.

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Post by ryland » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:01 pm

colton wrote:
ryland wrote:Gentlemen, make the occasion to wear a bow tie. Work may not be a good place. If not, get dressed up and take your wife out.
Yeah right, she'd laugh the expensive wine right out her nose if I insisted on wearing a bow tie without a tux.
Then don't buy wine.
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Post by SlowToke » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:48 pm

I think the bowtie is a classic look and give character to those that can pull it off. However, not all of us can effectively pull it off. I, for example, don't have the general persona or appearance that would compliment a bowtie unless it was accompanied by a tuxedo. I wish I could wear one though. My inner eccentric really wants to wear one.
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Post by darthsaturn » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:07 pm

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Post by Dave » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:46 pm

SlowToke wrote:I think the bowtie is a classic look and give character to those that can pull it off. However, not all of us can effectively pull it off. I, for example, don't have the general persona or appearance that would compliment a bowtie unless it was accompanied by a tuxedo. I wish I could wear one though. My inner eccentric really wants to wear one.
You could probably pull it off with a seersucker suit or sportcoat. Straw hat optional. Very comfortable during summer months in the south, I'm told.

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Post by Lzrdlps » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:58 pm

I haven't worn a bowtie since 1975, It was a pink "butterfly.

I haven't worn a tie since 1999, a red foulard
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Post by jgnome » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:47 pm

I wear a bow tire whenever I can wear a blazer. Working with the tie, shirt and navy blazer can produce a lovely look.

However, not all corporate situations work with a bow tie but if it's just a wee bit dress up social, church, or whatever, it works great. Without a jacket its effect is less interesting on me. Effect is always best with a tie-up bowtie.

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Post by Wererabbit » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:49 pm

I love bowties. I wear them any chance I get. As a matter of fact, I wore one to church this morning. I only have 3 but would love more. Since thay can be a little pricey, I'm always on the lookout for some vintage ones at thrift stores.
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Post by UncleBob » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:06 pm

HERE is my small collection of bow ties.

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Post by CaptainBlack » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:14 pm

I like the pasta. We are talking bow-tie pasta, right? :)

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Post by misterbeach » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:17 pm

Zed wrote:jeans and a polo is dressing up for me. jacket and tie are torture.
truth!

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Post by CaptainBlack » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:27 pm

When I start work in the DC area, I will have a job that's "customer facing" - a big change from working from home. I'll most likely go from jeans and a t-shirt to jacket and tie. Arrgggh!!!

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Post by Jocose » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:08 pm

Im a blue collar man, I have no need for such attire. I have never worn a suit or put on a tie.

I wear Danner boots, jeans and a t-shirt to church.

I wore the same to a friends wedding once in 1992 and everyone was offended, only one person had the gall to say to me "Hey, dont overdress or anything" I said, " Ya, I know, crime of the century"
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