The ****able necktie is on the way out! The national trade association formed to promote the necktie has given up the ghost--they have disbanded! The article in the link reports that "...the number of men who wore ties every day to work last year dropped to a record low of 6%, down from 10% in 2002." HOO-RAY for common sense! For far too long, in the interest of "style," men have sucumbed to wearing this torture device. Now it seems that ties are dead meat!

And HOW can you explain the huge cost increase of ties over the last 6 or 8 years? $30.00, $50.00, even $80.00 for one steenking tie! Ree-dic-u-lous!! I never pay more than $2 for any tie, since plenty of good ties are available for from $1 to $2 at thrift stores. My fond hope now is that with the accelerating decline in wearing of ties, the day might come when I can throw all of my ties into the fire!

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I am a sucker for a clean cut guy in a good suit and nice tie. So sexy. I have to admit, ties are extremely expensive now. I wouldnt pay 80 for a tie for anyone. The most I have paid is 48.00 as a gift. It was a really pretty color though and good quality. He prob only wore it that one night. LOL
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Originally posted by bluesman blues:
Ties does not make one look sexy, I should know since I don't wear one and am 100% pure sex appeal, wimen just goes crazy when they are around me.

And I do approve this message.


"Crazy?" Are you sure that these women are mesmerized by your appearance? Or are they maybe driven to distraction and despair? Be sure you are correctly interpreting the reaction of those women to your purported masculine magnetism.
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Originally posted by SO TIRED OF IGNORANCE:
I am a sucker for a clean cut guy in a good suit and nice tie. So sexy. I have to admit, ties are extremely expensive now. I wouldnt pay 80 for a tie for anyone. The most I have paid is 48.00 as a gift. It was a really pretty color though and good quality. He prob only wore it that one night. LOL


I bought an Italian all-silk handmade tie in a thrift store about a year ago--paid $1.25. When I got home, I looked at the little tag on the inside of the skinny end of the tie and there was an $80.00 price tag there. It is a VERY nice tie, but I would never pay that kind of money, or even one fourth that amount for a tie. I have maybe 25 ties I have bought for about that same amount and they are as good looking as many ties that would set you back $25.00 or more. I travel a lot, so I have opportunity to shop in lots of thrift stores over the year, and I pick the cream of the crop from the tie racks. Buying smart and cheap!
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Originally posted by SO TIRED OF IGNORANCE:
I am a sucker for a clean cut guy in a good suit and nice tie. So sexy. LOL


i'm with you, stof. nice suit, starched shirt, nice tie.... woo-hoo! that's good eye candy.

since i haven't laid eyes on the bluesman, i'll have to withhold judgement. i DO find my eyes inexorably drawn to his posts, though, so there could be something to this.... Smiler
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Originally posted by beternU:
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Originally posted by SO TIRED OF IGNORANCE:
I am a sucker for a clean cut guy in a good suit and nice tie. So sexy. I have to admit, ties are extremely expensive now. I wouldnt pay 80 for a tie for anyone. The most I have paid is 48.00 as a gift. It was a really pretty color though and good quality. He prob only wore it that one night. LOL


I bought an Italian all-silk handmade tie in a thrift store about a year ago--paid $1.25. When I got home, I looked at the little tag on the inside of the skinny end of the tie and there was an $80.00 price tag there. It is a VERY nice tie, but I would never pay that kind of money, or even one fourth that amount for a tie. I have maybe 25 ties I have bought for about that same amount and they are as good looking as many ties that would set you back $25.00 or more. I travel a lot, so I have opportunity to shop in lots of thrift stores over the year, and I pick the cream of the crop from the tie racks. Buying smart and cheap!


Hey, no problem with that. If you can get it for a better buy, I am all for it. Big Grin
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Originally posted by bluesman blues:
Ties does not make one look sexy, I should know since I don't wear one and am 100% pure sex appeal, wimen just goes crazy when they are around me.

And I do approve this message.


LOL. I dont doubt that a bit. Big Grin. Just imagine what kind of reaction you'd get wearing a tie??? Might be overkill though, we might not could stand it......... Wink

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