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I've worn only bow ties for over 20 years Even have a Spartan bow tie. Tie them in about 15 seconds. Don't consider it douchey and my friends would be shocked if I wore a neck tie
bow ties are cool
better than paisley.
I don't wear a bow tie but I can see some people pulling it off without being a douche
Bo Ryan likes his basketball like he likes himself: ugly as fuck.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
I wore a paisley bow tie to work yesterday. Got a shitload of compliments. They look better if you wear a vest.
EDIT: And yes, I did tie it myself. It's not difficult.
This post was edited by fishrose 18 months ago
Difficult to pull off and, imho, should be generally avoided outside of black tie. Exceptions to the rule:
1) Elderly gent - e.g. John Paul Stevens
2) Dr. Who convention, though you'll get the geek/nerd/dork labels instead. It's a trade you'll have to live with.
3) Bill Nye
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Heavy on the d-bag.
Bow ties are cool and they intimidate douches.
Question authority. Power to the people
Agree....one needs natural confidence to pull it off. Follow the crowd type guys can't pull it off.
If it's your look it's fine.
there was a time when neck ties were perceived as too phallic, too intimidating. Bow ties were considered a good low key alternative. Neck ties started getting really skinny, perhaps as an attempt to compensate for their aggressiveness, after WWII and only got to be normal sized again in the 70's.
The shift away from bow ties happened around 1930, and like facial hair in the 1920's it never really changed back.
I think any man who dresses up these days should be congratulated for making the effort. Black tie is especially way underutilized.
This post was edited by Diodotus 18 months ago
Like I always say in these threads, only half as douchey as starting an internet thread to see if its douchey.
If you want to wear it, wear it. Eff the haters
If you are Carlton Banks - classy.
If you are not Carlton Banks - douchey.
Received an email invite to attend an RSA security conference.
This guy is apprently a veteran IT security leader speaking at the conference.
If this doesn't scream boring douche, I don't know what does.
Join Date: 06-12-2001 RCMB vBull #32 # Total Posts: 35,866
Well, he would probably look a lot better with a simple white shirt rather than that awful burnt orange thing he is wearing.
I wear a bowtie from time to time depending on the affair, either with a vest or sweater over my collared shirt. And I only wear real bowties, I actually find them easier to tie than a regular necktie. And I always get compliments when I wear them, so by all means, no one else wear them because then the real douchebags will as well.
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