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Posted: 4/16/2017 12:25:36 PM EST
I am not intelligent enough to create a poll.

Like them or hate them, can you tie one?

I finally mastered it.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 12:26:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2017 12:28:05 PM EST by Dc204]
nope. never worn one so I have no earthly idea how to tie one
ETA I actually have worn them but they were the pre-tied style with a tuxedo but I have no clue how to actually tie a no-shit real one
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 12:27:16 PM EST
click edit and add poll
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 12:27:43 PM EST
never tried
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 12:44:39 PM EST
It's one of the essential skills than a man must master.

Particularly if one rubs shoulders with James Bond types and/or want to impress the ladies. How can you properly dress for the evening if you can't knot the tie?
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 12:53:40 PM EST
Yes. It's much easier than tying a straight tie
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 12:54:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 12:58:44 PM EST
Here's a recent one. The bowtie? Fake as shit.

Link Posted: 4/16/2017 1:01:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2017 1:01:53 PM EST by Willmar]
After church this morning, two people came up to me and asked if I tied my bow tie myself or was it a clip-on? I wanted to reply with:

1) do I not look capable of tying a bow tie?
2) it's no harder than lacing your shoes.
3) and, if you cant tie one, don't even bother with the clip-on!

Instead, I just said "tied it myself".

ETA: note the self: show Lorax how to tie a bow tie.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 1:03:12 PM EST
don't wear bowties.

I do tie a Windsor knot, however.
a surprising number of people can't do that.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 1:07:29 PM EST
Never have worn one, hopefully never will.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 1:08:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 1:08:59 PM EST
Just last night. I had a symphony concert to perform and broke out the fake-ass tie again.
Even up on stage, blending in, I still feel like I should really learn how.

Especially since I wear one a few times a year
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 2:40:57 PM EST
Bow ties are so gay.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 2:45:48 PM EST
I don't have the habit of wearing tuxedos on a regular basis, so no.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 2:47:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TheManCalledX:
It's one of the essential skills than a man must master.

Particularly if one rubs shoulders with James Bond types and/or want to impress the ladies. How can you properly dress for the evening if you can't knot the tie?
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This. (Except for the James Bond part)
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 2:48:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Traderjac:
Bow ties are so gay.
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No, a guy sucking another guys cock is gay. Bow ties are the hallmark of a well dressed man.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 2:53:13 PM EST
Yes, bow ties as well as three different knots for regular ties. Somewhere in the night/early morning it will be time to take the tie off. Don't be the guy with a clip-on hanging off his collar. It screams "My mother dresses me because I do not know how to dress myself" a message that the ladies find unappealing.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 2:58:14 PM EST
I'd have to review the procedure, but I could do it when I used to work catered events.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 2:59:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lorax:
Just last night. I had a symphony concert to perform and broke out the fake-ass tie again.
Even up on stage, blending in, I still feel like I should really learn how.

Especially since I wear one a few times a year
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A gentleman dressed well in an evening suit with a self tied bow tie distinguishes himself and stands heads and shoulders above the rest. May I suggest that in your situation that you dress as if you were a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Who knows, someday ........

It's easy to learn. After all it's only a knot. Well executed but still a knot.

I know a nice tie shop in Chicago, with internet sales. Just ask me.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:00:44 PM EST
i only wear bowties.
i can not tie a regular tie.
bowties are my protest to dressing up
but everyone always likes it
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:01:47 PM EST
Yes. I have to watch a refresher video if it's been a while though.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:02:14 PM EST
No and I'm not hip enough to want to know how.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:08:39 PM EST
Yes and i was super proud of it until I saw the eagle scout level shit my wife does with baby carriers.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:09:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2017 10:33:37 PM EST by Lorax]
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Originally Posted By TheManCalledX:


A gentleman dressed well in an evening suit with a self tied bow tie distinguishes himself and stands heads and shoulders above the rest. May I suggest that in your situation that you dress as if you were a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Who knows, someday ........

It's easy to learn. After all it's only a knot. Well executed but still a knot.

I know a nice tie shop in Chicago, with internet sales. Just ask me.
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Funny thing is....I'm a guy with solid hillbilly roots, but when I take wife out or do something special, I dress well, dress nice and wear a fine watch. I got that from my dad, a rough and tumble high steel iron worker.
I used to work in a high pressure environment, where all the managers had a code to look professional. The rule was, if you were caught in a clip on tie or a short sleeved short with a tie, aka "a McManager". It was perfectly ok to sneak up behind you and kick you in the taint.
And here I am, wearing a fake bowtie when, between the symphony, Yacht Club and other events, I need to wear one.
My whole life is a scam.
Thank you for the offer. I think I will buy one or two and watch a YouTube on tying one
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:14:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2017 3:15:54 PM EST by Indrid-Cold]
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Originally Posted By redfish86:
No, a guy sucking another guys cock is gay. Bow ties are the hallmark of a well dressed man.
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Originally Posted By redfish86:
Originally Posted By Traderjac:
Bow ties are so gay.
No, a guy sucking another guys cock is gay. Bow ties are the hallmark of a well dressed man.
Fitted tux, proper bow tie, French cuffs+links and pocket square. It is in indeed the hallmark
of men's dress attire.

However, a work suit + bow tie, especially on lawyers looks dated, laughable,and pompous.
Unless you're good with fabrics it always comes off looking like Pee Wee Herman's brother.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:43:50 PM EST
Of course. 
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:58:14 PM EST
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Clown shoe horseshit
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 4:03:13 PM EST
Why would you tie it together? There's a clip and this tightening thingy.

Link Posted: 4/16/2017 4:06:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2017 4:06:47 PM EST by DonOhio39]
Seldom wear one but I can tie it if need be. I regard the clip on bow ties like buying a Hesse rifle. To be avoided if at possible
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 4:10:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By KD5TXX:
I am not intelligent enough to create a poll.

Like them or hate them, can you tie one?

I finally mastered it.
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Nope. Never worn one, never plan to. A wise man once said, "Never trust a man who wears a bow tie" and I have lived by those words ever since.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 4:17:42 PM EST
Nope.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 7:45:51 PM EST
Yes I can.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 7:58:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:03:20 PM EST
Tied one this morning before church. I prefer them to the straight ones beside they stay out of the way and don't hang down into shit.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:05:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 10:11:10 PM EST
never worn one or tied one
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 11:47:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By medicmandan:
I have on OB/GYN friend who only wears them for that very reason.
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Originally Posted By WillysWildcat:
Tied one this morning before church. I prefer them to the straight ones beside they stay out of the way and don't hang down into shit.
I have on OB/GYN friend who only wears them for that very reason.
This a very underrated post.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 11:56:13 PM EST
Bow ties are for high school boys and cock gobblers.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 11:57:48 PM EST
They go well with your fedora I'm sure
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 12:05:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By medicmandan:
I have on OB/GYN friend who only wears them for that very reason.
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Originally Posted By medicmandan:
Originally Posted By WillysWildcat:
Tied one this morning before church. I prefer them to the straight ones beside they stay out of the way and don't hang down into shit.
I have on OB/GYN friend who only wears them for that very reason.
Here you go................

Link Posted: 4/17/2017 5:25:02 AM EST
Quite honestly I don't know how to tie a bow tie, but I know how to do cool shit like operate heavy weapons such as 81 mm mortars, MK-19 grenade launchers, and M-2 machine guns. I can do cartwheels too.

I revile bow ties for the simple fact all I've seen wear them outside of a tuxedo are faggy liberal men who have never gotten piss on a toilet seat or women who have pee holes in their underwear. I don't wish to emulate effiminate men, therefore I forgo them for routine wear.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 5:28:51 AM EST
Outside of a tux, bow ties are for assholes.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 5:30:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Freebeer:
i only wear bowties.
i can not tie a regular tie.
bowties are my protest to dressing up
but everyone always likes it
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No, actually they don't.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 5:30:39 AM EST
I live in SC. Mi had to tie one to get my drivers license.


But, yes. I do.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 5:45:39 AM EST
No. Nor a regular tie. And I don't give a fuck.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 5:52:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2017 5:54:16 AM EST by H46Driver]
No, because I am not a member of the Nation of Islam
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:01:19 AM EST
Yep. Required of a Southern Gentleman.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:04:19 AM EST
As far as evening wear goes, nothing screams "Rental" like a pre-tied bow ties or patent leather shoes.

I struggle to tie a bow tie and always need to allow extra time to get dressed when I wear a tuxedo. And I keep a pre-tied bow tie in the kit in case of failure. But so far I have managed to avoid that humiliation. I wear long ties every day and can tie them in my sleep. The problem with the bow tie is that I only wear one every year or two.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:22:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By KD5TXX:
I am not intelligent enough to create a poll.

Like them or hate them, can you tie one?

I finally mastered it.
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Yes.

It's a nice skill to have, though a little less used now that black tie has been bumped up from semi-formal to formal.

Matching it with non-black tie is very much an exercise in careful fabric choice.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:44:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By KD5TXX:
I am not intelligent enough to create a poll.

Like them or hate them, can you tie one?

I finally mastered it.
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Ah.. the ladies love some bow ties. There is just something very put together about it all.
Well done!
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