Bow Ties - A New AD for Me

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maskaggs wrote:...

It's always interesting to see what people look like after associating them with an online username. I can assure everyone I look exactly like Churchill, all the time. I don't leave the bedroom without a bowler and a cigar.
As is the case with my remarkably striking resemblance to Endeavor .....

.... with the exception of my recent wardrobe additions of bow ties. :wink:
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I haven't seen them mentioned here but, after days of visiting every local upscale department and men's store and seeing nothing that didn't look cheap, I bought from Beau Ties Ltd of Vermont (http://www.beautiesltd.com/). I bought two ties (the Blenheim [think Churchill] and the Philbin) and a pocket square. I wore the Philbin to my neice's wedding last week and received a lot of positive comment. Of course i was the only one wearing a bowtie in a sea of long ties.

BTW, I paid about the same price I would have paid for cheaper appearing items in the bricks and mortar stores.
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I've only worn bow ties now for a long time, since adolescence. I think they look better on me, and it's sort of become a distinguishing dress feature with colleagues, who get disappointed if I don't wear one.

Most of my ties are by Carrot & Gibbs: http://greatbows.com/

I have other brands, but it seems the ones I like are by them.
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An evil little iPhone photo, but this was me on Friday about to go to Die Fledermaus:

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Dreadful in all respects save for the Thomas Pink tie.

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Chris,

I bet bow ties promote a better bed-side manner, eh?
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Very dapper, Chris.
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Here is a source I have bought several bow ties from. They have a huge number of choices, periodic sales, and sometimes pre-packs with 3 or 4 ties sold together, a great way to build your collection.

http://www.buyyourties.com/index.php



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As a result of this forum, one of my Christmas gifts was a gift certificate for one of the online sites. I haven't used it yet, but as soon as I can get focused I'll place the order. I think I should visit one of the local dept stores and grab one so I can begin to learn how to tie one.
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Another iPhone pic after another weekend at the opera (Salome, Les Dialogues Des Carmelites and Lucia di Lammermoor):

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I also had to put up with this crazy pair:

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Oh, dear.

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I wore a BT for the second time in my life a few weeks ago. One colleague suggested it fit me better than a long tie - surely not a comment on my short and robust physique? :lol:
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Surely not. No doubt he meant that you hadn't got egg on your bow tie.

Dear god, who knows about getting egg on your tie anyway, these days? Once upon a time, children, people ate a thing called a boiled egg for breakfast, and the lovely gooey, runny yellow yolk of the egg would happily drip off your egg spoon (smaller than a teaspoon, but larger than a coffee spoon) onto your tie. It used to be the kind of thing that interviewers looked for when considering you for a job, so it was rather important to avoid!

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I lovw BTs and now own a half a dozen. I wear them periodically -- just to turn things on the edge at work, etc. I love the comments I get about tying one and how hard it must be. Once someone even commented that they bet I used those old-fashioned razors that can kill people ...... well, you can imagine what my answer was to that.
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drmoss_ca wrote:Another iPhone pic . . .
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jww wrote:Once someone even commented that they bet I used those old-fashioned razors that can kill people ...... well, you can imagine what my answer was to that.
A stone cold stare, a terse "Yes," and a sudden departure? :D
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maskaggs wrote:
jww wrote:Once someone even commented that they bet I used those old-fashioned razors that can kill people ...... well, you can imagine what my answer was to that.
A stone cold stare, a terse "Yes," and a sudden departure? :D
Something kind of like that, indeed.

Youth is wasted on the wrong people :roll:
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You gentlemen have almost convinced me to dive into this bow tie thing.
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The water is just fine. BTW -- I am liking the new avatar -- you lost weight?? Looking good.
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Thanks!!! I am down to about 210 these days. about 20lbs lighter than when I married which is a bit of a shock.

I rarely have the need to dress up.

These days...I wear jeans to church most of the time.

I wear business casual to work.

So weddings and funerals are pretty much it for me.
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