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(Telegraph)   British schoolboy put in isolation at school for wearing a real tie rather than a clip-on, due to "health and safety reasons"   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 26
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2013-02-14 04:11:36 PM  
2 votes:

Girion47: I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.


Turn your ties into velcro ties that won't strangle you in an emergency.
If you alter regular store bought ties, no one should be able to tell the difference.

i470.photobucket.com
2013-02-14 03:12:19 PM  
2 votes:

doczoidberg: I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.

I mean, honestly. Why would I want to screw around trying to tie a piece of cloth around my neck in a specific way??? Just clip that sucker on and be done with it!


Clip on ties are for little kids and idiot dinks. Learn how to tie a knot, then buy some decent ties for god's sake.
2013-02-14 02:30:31 PM  
2 votes:

Girion47: I actually really like wearing ties, I feel they can lend a nice touch to a suit if you get your color contrasts set up correctly. The knot you tie also shows how serious you are, single windsors tell me that you don't really know how to tie a tie and you're wearing it out of obligation. You should at least wear a double windsor.

Now, these below are really cool knots, I haven't tried them out yet, but I will wear them in the future.

Eldredge Knot:
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Link

Trinity Knot:
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Link


Those knots would only be sported over here by shiny-suited spivs trying to sell you a 911 or a house in Chiswick.  They're foul.  Also, there's no such thing as a Double Windsor.  If people refer to Double Windsors it tells me that they don't really know how to tie a tie.  It's a Windsor or a Half Windsor, nothing else.
2013-02-14 02:23:42 PM  
2 votes:

Girion47: I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.


Breakaway ties.  Tie it, mark the back of the neck when it is properly fitted, and then have a tailor cut it apart and sew velcro in so that it can come off with a good tug.

I have a few modified like that for work specifically to prevent another individual from choking me with my own tie.
2013-02-14 02:07:40 PM  
2 votes:
Real mean wear the severed ears of their enemies
2013-02-14 01:52:02 PM  
2 votes:
Too bad it wasn't a bow tie. Bow ties are cool.
2013-02-14 07:20:54 PM  
1 votes:
Can you ladies confirm or deny:
Every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man
2013-02-14 05:14:27 PM  
1 votes:

JesseL: Suits and ties used to present an appearance of class and respectability.

Today they present an appearance of someone trying to take advantage of people who never figured out that anyone can buy a suit and tie.


The new solution to that is a clipboard, with one of those you can get anywhere.
2013-02-14 04:07:47 PM  
1 votes:

Enigmamf: The Envoy: Girion47: I wore a Double Windsor every day for highschool. If you're going to be such a twit I'll refer you to wiki:"TheWindsor knot, also referred to as aFull Windsor or as aDouble Windsor to distinguish it from theHalf Windsor"

No, you wore a Windsor Knot.  End of.  The nomenclature "Double Windsor", which you have helpfully provided a citation for, was so the moronic could distinguish between the Windsor and the Half Windsor which are the actual names of the tie knot.  If being right means being a twit then I absolutely am one.  Would that make you a twat?

English is a language that learns from its speakers. Pretty much everyone calls it a Double Windsor - and if people understand it as such, that's what it is.

People who insist on "proper" English, disregarding actual usage, are generally compensating for insecurities. AKA twats.


Irregardless, I can't in good conscious use literally every word ever correctly. You're misunderestimating the language by doing it that way.
2013-02-14 03:46:15 PM  
1 votes:

Girion47: I actually really like wearing ties


Thank you for sharing these.  I'm really looking forward to trying them both.  I've been wearing bow ties for the last few months, mostly because my 3-year-old daughter LOVES them on me, but I do like the reactions I get.
2013-02-14 03:40:38 PM  
1 votes:
Well, fine. Fashion Nazis.

But can we at least agree that tuxedo t-shirts are OK in professional and formal situations?
2013-02-14 02:54:36 PM  
1 votes:
Holy shiat, is Fark having a "how to tie a tie" debate?  Have fun with that fellas, I'm going to post more sexy pics of ladies in other threads.
2013-02-14 02:43:53 PM  
1 votes:

Girion47: The_Original_Roxtar: doczoidberg: I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.

I mean, honestly. Why would I want to screw around trying to tie a piece of cloth around my neck in a specific way??? Just clip that sucker on and be done with it!

Clothes say a lot about a person. a clip-on tie says "I'm going to do the minimum that is required"
tying a tie takes less than a minute and allows you to have your tie the proper length (widest part hits the level of the top of your belt).

The point of your tie should hit your belt buckle.  Any lower and your smaller end won't fit into the holder on the back of the front segment.


i'm tall, so the narrow end rarely hits the loop (I wear a carbon fiber and aluminum tie clip much of the time to keep it reined in). Really, the center of the belt buckle is your target for the tip (give or take a half inch). in any case, the "1 length fits all" clip-on doesn't allow for any adjustment.
2013-02-14 02:42:11 PM  
1 votes:

Girion47: I wore a Double Windsor every day for highschool. If you're going to be such a twit I'll refer you to wiki:"TheWindsor knot, also referred to as aFull Windsor or as aDouble Windsor to distinguish it from theHalf Windsor"


No, you wore a Windsor Knot.  End of.  The nomenclature "Double Windsor", which you have helpfully provided a citation for, was so the moronic could distinguish between the Windsor and the Half Windsor which are the actual names of the tie knot.  If being right means being a twit then I absolutely am one.  Would that make you a twat?

Also, if we're going to do the anecdotal crap, I wore them all throughout school and still do every day for work which trumps your (apparently meagre) stint of secondary education by a couple of decades, having been instructed by high-ranking naval officers (the Royal Navy having a long tradition of wearing Windsor Knots which I believe they still do) in the family on how to tie one and what it is called.
2013-02-14 02:39:29 PM  
1 votes:
Clip-ons are for small children that can't sit still. Besides, you have so many more options in patterns and colors with regular ties. It takes a minute at most, even for the most complex knots. It shows an attention to detail that you otherwise would not have with a clip-on.
2013-02-14 02:38:41 PM  
1 votes:

Girion47: I actually really like wearing ties, I feel they can lend a nice touch to a suit if you get your color contrasts set up correctly. The knot you tie also shows how serious you are, single windsors tell me that you don't really know how to tie a tie and you're wearing it out of obligation. You should at least wear a double windsor.

Now, these below are really cool knots, I haven't tried them out yet, but I will wear them in the future.

Eldredge Knot:


Link

Trinity Knot:


Link


The Eldredge knot looks cool. The Trinity knot looks like you seriously messed up your knot and said 'fark it, good enough.'
2013-02-14 02:29:18 PM  
1 votes:

doczoidberg: I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.

I mean, honestly. Why would I want to screw around trying to tie a piece of cloth around my neck in a specific way??? Just clip that sucker on and be done with it!


Clothes say a lot about a person. a clip-on tie says "I'm going to do the minimum that is required"
tying a tie takes less than a minute and allows you to have your tie the proper length (widest part hits the level of the top of your belt).
2013-02-14 02:28:18 PM  
1 votes:

Englebert Slaptyback: LOGINGOESHERE

Or, you know, where a tie pin/tack, bar, or chain.


Where tack? There tack.

There castle.


Obviously, I meant "wear", not "where".


Gosh, I feel like such an idiot. Especially after the LOL WUT pear I posted. I honestly didn't get what you said at first.
2013-02-14 02:26:45 PM  
1 votes:

Englebert Slaptyback: LOGINGOESHERE

Or, you know, where a tie pin/tack, bar, or chain.


Where tack? There tack.

There castle.


i0.kym-cdn.com
2013-02-14 02:26:32 PM  
1 votes:
I actually really like wearing ties, I feel they can lend a nice touch to a suit if you get your color contrasts set up correctly. The knot you tie also shows how serious you are, single windsors tell me that you don't really know how to tie a tie and you're wearing it out of obligation. You should at least wear a double windsor.

Now, these below are really cool knots, I haven't tried them out yet, but I will wear them in the future.

Eldredge Knot:
agreeordie.com
agreeordie.com
Link

Trinity Knot:
agreeordie.com
agreeordie.com
Link
2013-02-14 02:16:45 PM  
1 votes:

doczoidberg


I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.


A clip-on tie is the sartorial equivalent of the fast-food worker's paper hat. That's why.
2013-02-14 02:15:18 PM  
1 votes:
Not only is this a no-win scenario, they won't even allow for a tie.
2013-02-14 01:54:03 PM  
1 votes:
Or, you know, where a tie pin/tack, bar, or chain.
2013-02-14 01:46:39 PM  
1 votes:

Girion47: I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.


Your boss hated you.
2013-02-14 01:42:09 PM  
1 votes:
I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.
2013-02-14 01:18:20 PM  
1 votes:
Roger Bibbings, occupational safety adviser for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, said schools can make pupils wear clip-on ties, but should not cite health and safety grounds.

I get what he's saying.  But taken out of context it sounds like, "Make them wear the clip on for no good reason!"
 
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