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Neckties or bow ties?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Gryphos, Feb 15, 2016.

Neckties or bow ties?

  1. Neckties

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  2. Bow ties

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  1. Gryphos

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    Which do you prefer? Personally, while I wear both at times, I'm more of a fan of neckties. I dunno, I just find them more elegant in a way and they serve better at tying the torso together.



    (I swear to all that is unholy if someone posts 'bow ties are cool', I will eviscerate them.)
     
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  2. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    But they are...
    [Neck]Ties by default. I have two dozen or more of them in various hues and level of seriousness [safety tip: Don't wear a rubber chicken tie to a funeral even if it is officially a black tie]. I've only worn pre-made Bow-ties and they should be banned. If you can't tie it... don't wear it around your neck. And that includes the abomination that is the Bolo tie...
     
  3. Penpilot

    Penpilot Staff Article Team

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    Umm... yeah, who would dare think to post such a thing. :S It's not like they own a t-shirt that says that or something.

    But seriously, neither. Not an original thought, but I find they feel like leashes, leashes that get into soup, into drawers, and much like the super-hero cape, are terrible for you in a fight. :p
     
  4. Heliotrope

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    As a woman... Both. I love me a smartly dressed man in a traditional tie... But I'd totally go out with a bearded bow tie wearing hipster as well. Depends on the occasion I guess.

    My husband only wears ties. He has to wear suits everyday for work.
     
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  5. Neckties for the most part. But the occasional bow tie is fun because bow ties are...fly!
     
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  6. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    I have not worn a tie in almost thirty years. Some of my close relatives might have heart palpitations should I appear before them in a suit and tie of any sort.
     
  7. Velka

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    I think a bow tie necessitates a certain flair of fashion and self-confidence to pull off outside of a black-tie setting. For day to day I think a neck tie is more accessible, but for galas or weddings a bow tie can be a great statement piece.
     
  8. UncleanGenes

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    Neck tie if you want to go unnoticed. Bow tie if you want to stand out.
     
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  9. Russ

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    I think it depends on the event, age and build of the person wearing it.

    The only time I wear a bow tie is with a tux, but I know some guys who carry it off very well in other circumstances.
     
  10. NerdyCavegirl

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    None of the above, all of the above, but preferably a cravat. Why the confusing answer? Because I'm a confusing person. In all serious though, I just really don't care for modern formal male attire period. I'm with a guy who wears black cargos, black sneakers, and a graphic tee (also usually black but occasionally gray) almost every single day, and considers "formal" to be a plain t-shirt, a black button-up, my black blazer, black jeans, and a red or purple necktie. I love that in a man. Not necessarily wearing all black, I do wish he'd have a little more variety for his own sake, but I like a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy. If he showed up in slacks, a tucked-in shirt, and dress shoes, my libido might never return. The only traditional formal attire we both enjoy is pre-1850, with cloaks, cravats, and anything else that'd make a good antique. If he couldn't wear jeans and sneakers, we'd both go with something that'd look good on George Washington.
     
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  11. NerdyCavegirl

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    Otherwise, for me to like a suit, it has to be really offbeat somehow. Purple velvet, gold scales, peacock collar, etc. Then whether I prefer a necktie or bow tie is really up to the outfit. I just can't stand anything that'd belong in Men's Wearhouse, it has to be jeans, WAY retro, or a pimp suit. Although it also depends on whether the tie in question is mine to wear, I'd still look darling in a potato sack.
     
  12. Bow ties are cool
     
  13. Miles Lacey

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    When it comes to wardrobes I am very conservative so it's neck ties or no ties for me.
     
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  14. Insolent Lad

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    I'm even more conservative. Ties don't pair at all well with my toga.
     
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  15. You could always have a bow tie and a toga.
     
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