Bow Ties

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

  1. TCMfan25

    TCMfan25 Practically Family

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    I wear my knots looser, because a tight knot makes your bow tie look pre-tied, I also don't like how big some bow ties get when tied tightly.
     
  2. TCMfan25

    TCMfan25 Practically Family

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    At an antique store down the road from my house there was a slim (vertical) diamond point piquet formal tie last time I was there.... I can check it out some time soon, to see if they still have it, if you are interested...

    There was also a Pilgrim "Back Ribboned" Pearl Grey Size 7 Porkpie at the A. Shop.
     
  3. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hey, I may just have gotten the hang of the damned thing

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  4. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Looks good, Tony. Keep wearing on regularly (I do about twice a week), and you'll find before long it gets as easy as a four in hand.
     
  5. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    I have three bow ties now and love wearing them. Even pulled tight they don't look pre-tied.
     
  6. Dan'l

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    Looking good Tony. Nothing like a bow tie that was really tied and not just clipped together. :D
     
  7. TTO

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  8. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Ooo, dots, stripes and checks. But it does look better than it sounds. [huh]
     
  9. TTO

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  10. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Question:

    Before there were pre-tied bow ties, did men tie them tightly because there was no fear of them looking like pre-tied bow ties because they didn't exist yet? Or was it 'fashionable' back then to tie them loosely? Were they tied tightly because loosely looked sloppy? Or were both ways fine?
     
  11. Alex

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    TTO I'm diggin the black w/white polka dots!
     
  12. mercuryfelt76

    mercuryfelt76 One of the Regulars

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    Think of a straight tie - people wear them to work out of necessity. So the aesthetics are of no concern in the same way that most people don't think of how smartly they've tied their shoes. Bow ties were a common site in the days before the clip-on. Most people dressed smartly because it was inappropriate not to. So bow ties were just tied with as much concern for aesthetics as people give straight ties in the modern world.
     
  13. Travis Lee Johnston

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    Got a silk one in the mail yesterday

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    It's too hot out to be so dapper, but I tried it on with my best coat and facial expression.
     
  14. TCMfan25

    TCMfan25 Practically Family

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    Great Diamond Point!
     
  15. Alex

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    I'm liking that one Travis!
     
  16. Alex

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  17. Alex

    Alex Practically Family

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  18. Travis Lee Johnston

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    Damn^ The bow tie collection to beat all bow tie collections.
     
  19. Alex

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    haha thanks Travis I wish
     
  20. hPPYs

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    one of mine.
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