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Old 12-18-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Ridiculous to compare a tie to a corset...

That said, DH really LOVES wearing ties, and he has quite the collection.
I have never owned a corset or known anyone personally who owned a corset.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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Total agreement.


Wearing a necktie makes me feel like a liar.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:44 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Aren't corsets making a comeback among goths?
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Aren't corsets making a comeback among goths?
Corsets are becomgin more popular in lots of circles. They are actually a great alternative for women with larger busts to bras as well. They also support your back.

When corsets cross into waist training, is when the "health issues" can show up.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Aren't corsets making a comeback among goths?
The Burlesque revival in the UK with famous proponents such as Dita Von Teese seems to have renewed the interest in corsets as lingerie for women and for men apparently there has also been a surge in sales for posture and waist training. Apparently Victorian men often worse corsets but I am surprised any chap these days is willing to put up with the discomfort...

I had a couple as a teenager and it does give you an amazing posture and forces you to be far more grafeful when sitting down for example. It is impossible to slouch in them. I never had mine that tight as I am not into pain but it was very supportive. And it gives you a very hourglass figure.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Thinking OP needs to try on a corset and go ahead and wear it for a couple days and see how fast he'd take back that tie.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Do ties make men faint or deform their bone structure and bodies? Because that is only some of what corsets did to women who wear them regularly. They are also hard to eat or breathe in.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Nope, I don't agree with the OP at all. I love wearing ties. Suits don't look right without one.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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I think neckties are wonderful. They feel great against my skin, when DH and I are having a quick ... between meetings (he's tall, I'm short, and his tie ends up caressing my face. Much nicer than would be a scratchy old shirt...).

Silk ties feel wonderful, and frequently are the only color/expression allowed men in their business getups. Maybe men who hate ties are afraid of their own inner colorlessness... that there is really nothing within them worthy of expressing?

Ties are strong vertical elements. They make the torso look longer and thus more masculine. They close the top of the shirt, hiding wrinkly old necks and protruding Adam's apples. They cover wrinkly shirt plackets. They help hide belly fat protruding at the top of a belt. They cover (if tied long enough) the awkward place at the top of the zipper.

My DH, who owns hundreds of neckties, also has problems with becoming overheated. He copes by not wearing undershirts, and not wearing starched shirts. He wears French cuffs, and generally, suspenders, because then he still looks dressed-up without a jacket. He orders suits in tropical weight fabrics, with unlined jackets. Also, he frequently wears loafer socks, in summer, and generally wears loafers (considered just as formal as lace-ups), which he kicks off at the conference table. He also does not hesitate to take off his suit jacket, if the room is too hot. If someone objects to seeing his chest hair through his shirt, that's their problem. It's certainly no worse than women running around showing cleavage. Of course, being a 6'-3" bodybuilder helps him break a few rules, as does the fact that he wears 'beyond-the-best' quality clothing.

But if he's in business attire, he's wearing a necktie.

Oh, and ties also make the neck look thicker: something most men desperately need.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Walk around in a corset for a day and then make the comparison.
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