Bow Ties

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Imahomer, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. James Pressley

    James Pressley New in Town

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    I really do not support B&B anymore. The last 10 years or so they have plummeted in both customer service and quality.
     
  2. James Pressley

    James Pressley New in Town

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    Ahhhh there's one in every crowd... Usually it's me though...
     
  3. Wally_Hood

    Wally_Hood One Too Many

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    I've been happy with my bow tie purchases off ebay. Nice looking, nice price, can get four in a lot sometimes.
     
  4. Allen

    Allen New in Town

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    I own one bow tie that I purchased from Jos. A. Bank not too long ago. Given the choice between a wide and a thinner style, I ended up going with the latter. I have a longer, thinner face and I find that the thinner bow ties compliment my face shape a little bit better than the wider kind. Didn't take me too long to learn how to tie it. :) One thing I also found is that it only looks good on me if I have a blazer on as well. Without the jacket it seems to pair with my glasses in a pathetically geeky way, but the jacket makes all the difference in the world. Anyone else come to the same conclusion?
     
  5. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice try you guys, but tying a bow tie is of course impossible.
     
  6. TCMfan25

    TCMfan25 Practically Family

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    It is actually very easy once you learn! I wear one everyday (with occasional exceptions)!
     
  7. boushi_mania

    boushi_mania One of the Regulars

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    Not impossible, but tricky until you get the motions down. I suppose the size of your fingers is a consideration as well, but I don't think it's impossible unless you are pathologically incapable of fine motor skills.

    Plus, a pre-tied bow moves you from the realm of "charmingly old-fashioned" / "endearingly dorky" to that of "ironic hipster" / "weirdo".
     
  8. I find them at the thrift stores every once in a while, including some very vintage ones. Sorry to say, though, I don't wear 'em.
     
  9. Tony in Tarzana

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    Yes, I know, I've heard it all before. I managed to tie one badly about five years ago, haven't been able to since.
     
  10. TCMfan25

    TCMfan25 Practically Family

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    Watch this video, it will help...

    [video=youtube;VJv4Qh7zR3E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJv4Qh7zR3E[/video]
     
  11. ^^Very instructive, although the camera operator pulled back too soon.
     
  12. Mr Vim

    Mr Vim One Too Many

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    Put them up on your ties classified ad, I've been looking to buy some!
     
  13. Tony in Tarzana

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    Best effort today, and boy are my arms tired. As any scientist will tell you, experimental data is not valid unless it's repeatable, hence the dubious expression on my face. I still say it's impossible.

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  14. Tony in Tarzana

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    Have to admit, that video shows the vital penultimate step better than anything else I've seen. Thanks.

    But I'll need more convincing. lol
     
  15. Alex

    Alex Practically Family

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    With my work shirt.
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    Got those for a good price on ebay!
     
  16. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Man, what a score! Congrats!
     
  17. Alex

    Alex Practically Family

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    Thank ya Tony!
    Your tie looks good! Might just be a bit small for ya, it looks like you're tying it correctly. You could probably tighten the bow a bit and that would widen it a little.
     
  18. Well, maybe I'll buy the few that I just saw and post them for sale...
     
  19. Alex

    Alex Practically Family

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    Speaking of selling some, will be be seeing Widebrims tie sale any time soon?
     
  20. Tony in Tarzana

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    Yep, it's too wide (vertically) for the space under my chin, I need to find a narrower one. It's the only one I had lying around though. I have a red one on order from bowties.com and I'll give that a try.

    What I want to find is a white piquet formal tie the right length, but they're had to find.
     

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