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Carciofus Is that cake frosting? from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
May 13th 2011 at 1:46:02 AM

This thread is for discussing bowties, neckties and other marks of well-breeding among distinguished gentlemen / gentlewomen ;)

Personally, I tend to alternate between neckties and bowties more or less at random, favoring solidly colored ones.

When using a tie, I usually employ the full Windsor knot, but lately I have been thinking that at times it looks a little too stuffy — any suggestions?

EDIT: for reference, right now I look like this.

EDIT 2: Actually, right now I am trying to decide what to wear for a small talk. Here is a photo of me in bowtie and suit.

Which one looks better?

edited 13th May '11 2:23:13 AM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
captainbrass2 from the United Kingdom
May 13th 2011 at 2:35:26 AM

I'd go for the normal tie. The bow-tie looks too much with long hair, and to be honest I'm not a big fan of them unless there's a legitimate reason for not having a tie that dangles, as with doctors or snooker players. Your moustache is rather impressive!

"Well, it's a lifestyle"
Carciofus Is that cake frosting? from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
May 13th 2011 at 4:41:29 AM

Yeah, the moustache is the source of my powers (whatever they are tongue). And the mullet too, I suppose.

Thanks for the suggestion!

edited 13th May '11 4:42:20 AM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
May 13th 2011 at 12:20:54 PM

Necktie, with a jacket on occasion, but usually just with a long-sleeved shirt.

8-bit neckties for LAN parties.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
May 13th 2011 at 1:55:03 PM "I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
May 13th 2011 at 2:44:40 PM

O_o

Too much randomness to be properly contained in one photo.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
May 13th 2011 at 4:12:33 PM

You should possibly consider tieing your hair back. It will still be long but look a touch more professional.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
May 13th 2011 at 6:19:58 PM

I don't wear bowties myself, but I do agree with the Doctor's sentiment: "Bowties are cool!"

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
Carciofus Is that cake frosting? from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
May 13th 2011 at 10:34:33 PM

[up][up] Thanks, I will perhaps give it a try.

But in my chosen field, appearing a little eccentric is professional. If you look too sane, people will not take you seriously.*

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
May 14th 2011 at 10:55:40 PM

A few months ago, I accumulated enough reasons/excuses to get a bow tie and got myself a nice black one. I got it ostensibly for a video project, but then, finding myself with a bow tie, I was reminded of why I hadn't gotten one before: "I don't think I'm the sort of person who wears bow ties."

I ultimately came to the conclusion that "I have a bow tie, I like bow ties, I will wear it and thus be that sort of person, and be happier for it."

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zam Last Boy on Earth from Orlando, FL . Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Last Boy on Earth
May 15th 2011 at 11:58:01 AM

Bowties Are Cool that is all.

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HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
May 15th 2011 at 12:00:48 PM

Went with a black bow-tie for my Prom tux. I only own a couple of regular neck-ties though.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
RetrogradeRenegade Retrograde Renegade
Retrograde Renegade
May 15th 2011 at 1:34:32 PM

Wrong post, sorry.

edited 17th May '11 3:07:41 PM by RetrogradeRenegade

MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
May 15th 2011 at 3:02:02 PM

Not a fan of bowties, except with a tuxedo. Am a fan of long ties, and own many examples of varying levels of seriousness. My favorite is probably still my first, I think; it's tessellation of blue and red swans, originally designed by MC Escher.

edited 15th May '11 3:02:21 PM by MetaFour

I didn't write any of that.
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
May 15th 2011 at 3:04:35 PM

What, not the piano keys one?

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
May 15th 2011 at 3:13:33 PM

I occasionally get a sadistic urge to give someone a jigsaw puzzle of an Escher drawing.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
May 15th 2011 at 3:18:18 PM

That would probably be only a minor challenge for my grandmother. Well, I think at this point she doesn't do puzzles much anymore. But some years ago she was doing huge puzzles and somebody in the family gave her an "Impuzzibles" puzzle, where the image repeats on a coarse and fine scale of detail, there is no border, and there are four extra pieces.

Took her less than two weeks.

Now, how did we get to puzzles from ties?

Fresh-eyed movie blog
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
May 15th 2011 at 5:22:42 PM

Escher. Heck, it let's me bring up Errant Quest.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
May 15th 2011 at 6:50:13 PM

I also had to wear a bow tie while I was waitressing at a swanky country club.

It wouldn't have been so bad if tuxedo shirts fit women in a comfortable fashion. Also, I don't know how many times I had to bleach that fucking thing.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
Nixterman Old Hickory from Yurop Relationship Status: In bed with a green-skinned space babe
Old Hickory
Apr 20th 2016 at 2:23:43 AM

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb116/moonhaiku/10952581_10153000460893818_4092033432242546170_n_1.jpg

One of mine. I got three others. I prefer wearing clip-on bowties. I also have a number of regular neckties, though no picture of them.

edited 20th Apr '16 2:25:54 AM by Nixterman

I'm a lawyer in real life. Yes, I do own a pair of bunny ears.
Jun 9th 2016 at 4:26:31 PM

At one stage I wanted a bow tie but looking up peoples opinions about them scarred me.

At the moment I have seven long ties I keep permanently tied for convenience. I know how to do a four-in-hand on an untied tie though.

My favorite is a medium sized navy tie with red and yellow continental stripes. My second favorite is either my plain red tie or my wide yellow tie with pale blue diamonds.

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