hey ntb, i find myself at a dilemma. most of my ties are skinny about 2 inches at most. should i get tie bars that are 1.5 inches or 1 inch? thanks
Forget the tie bars, you should invest in some new ties. Ties that skinny are so mod-post-mod that you end up looking like an extra from the Showdown at House of Blue Leaves or some other wack shit.
Sure, it’s pretty much a universal truth that the double four-in-hand is a superior knot than all others, and we are all well aware that, when in a pinch, one should prefer his skinny end remain longer than his fat end. But there comes a point when you just have to suck it up and discard the double four-in-hand for another knot (or just tuck the skinny end into your pants for Christ’s sake). Usually one can determine that this point has been breached when the skinny end of his tie peeks out from under the fat end looking like a hermaphrodite’s enlarged clitoris flopping around all limp and stupid. The more you know…
These are awesome. Do want!
When your tie is as wide as it is long, you’re doing it wrong. Moving forward, if at anytime in the future I worry about the choices that lie ahead of me and whether or not I’ll “make it” in this world, I’ll always think back to this boner as a reminder that the vast majority of human beings on this earth are clueless troglodytes and that I’m fucking awesome.
•H&M One Button Blazer (Black) •H&M Pants (Black) •H&M Shirt (White) •H&M Knitted Tie (Brown) •Stacy Adams Loafers (Caramel)
Congratulations, you are the winner of the world’s longest tie contest! It must be pretty dope to be able to wipe your pee hole without having to step away from the urinal. And to think that all these years men around the world have been jiggling their junk after draining the lizard—what were we thinking?!
Now just click your heels two more times and wish for a shorter tie, jackass.
What is your opinion on tie pins? I've only seen men wear tie bars lately, but I just inherited a black hills gold tie pin in the shape of a grape leaf that my grandfather purchased for my father.
Sure, tie tacks and stick pins evoke warm images of old world charm, but those quaint little fuckers also wreak havoc on your ties. If you want to poke holes in your ties, be my guest. I prefer mine as is.
Your inheritance sounds nice, don’t get me wrong. Not to mention that it certainly beats inheriting a watch that was hidden in two men’s anuses for a total of 12 years in Hanoi—that’s for sure. Let’s just hope you never have to go through anything like that in order to pass your heirloom down to your unborn son. Cheers.
I dig the ball cap, tie combo.
Photo Courtesy of GQ.
The only time it is acceptable to wear a cap with a shirt and tie is if you drive a bus or you are forced to do it against your will because you were drafted in the first round of a professional sport.
Which reminds me, lil homie sort of resembles Kim Il Zong (I really wish the Mayne Event showed him on draft day).
He thinks his shit don’t stink, but that’s just the carnation 8 inches from his face.
Beige, blue, orange, navy, white, pink, green and brown? Nothing is working for him here—it’s just a shitstorm of color. And that’s just the uppers.
Not to mention that those hideous pinstripe pants are on some next level mobster Halloween costume tip (do some research, even in the ’20s and ’30s, real mobsters didn’t usually wear pinstripes that egregious).
Bonus Tip: Any time each of your shirt, tie, jack and pants have stripes, all in different patterns and directions, you’re probably doing it wrong.
While this outfit is a bit too Take Ivy for my liking, I really like what’s going on here. One beef, though: the tie. I think this is a perfect situation to explore texture and options. From the looks of it, I assume this tie is silk (and if this premise is wrong, please ignore everything that follows), and the jacket is some sort of linen-cotton blend. That combo seems awkward to me. While the jacket is smashing, it’s casual, and a silk tie evokes a boardroom emotion…and this clashes too much for me. A cotton tie would have really made this outfit come together.
Oh, and I think a pair of blue suede McNairy longwings (preferably the dainite soles that Epaulet used to carry over the traditional red brick soles) would have been a better choice than the boat shoes. But that’s just me, brah.