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Old 12-17-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Meaning, they are a suffocating piece of fashion that is outdated.

Anyone agree?

I'm a guy who does like going out, well put together, and just don't like wearing a tie, unless I absolutely have to. It feels like something that is like the equivalent of wearing some traditional costume. You only do it on very traditional occasions.

A girl I was talking to the other day, think guys look so sexy in a tie. I basically said, I don't care. Its like me as a guy, saying that women look sexy in some 19th century, Victorian fashion that made it difficult for them to move around.

Even a button down shirt/dress shirt and a blazer can feel suffocating. Either I will simply wear a really nice button/dress shirt (one that has stripes or some pattern) or a nice blazer with a nice t-shirt underneath, or a nice v-neck sweater with either a t-shirt of dress shirt underneath.

Anyone else agree?
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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I started a very similar thread. Yes, I think they're pointless.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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I agree.

I hate having to wear one, I have no idea how this became the standard uniform in the business world; everyone hates them (well most), yet there is this unsaid agreement that this trend should continue.

Worse is wearing it in hot climates, like where I am at in Miami; a nice July day and drenching in sweat from the stupid suit and tie, the best part is that my female co-workers get to wear a skirt, open toed shoes, and leave their shirt 1/3 unbuttoned for the same occasion.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Not even close. Ties function more like accessories. Corsets also alter a woman's shape to make her appear more attractive. More analogous would be panty hose.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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I agree.

I hate having to wear one, I have no idea how this became the standard uniform in the business world; everyone hates them (well most), yet there is this unsaid agreement that this trend should continue.

Worse is wearing it in hot climates, like where I am at in Miami; a nice July day and drenching in sweat from the stupid suit and tie, the best part is that my female co-workers get to wear a skirt, open toed shoes, and leave their shirt 1/3 unbuttoned for the same occasion.
Agreed. I feel disgusting when I am in the same situation on a hot day.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Meaning, they are a suffocating piece of fashion that is outdated.

Anyone agree?

I'm a guy who does like going out, well put together, and just don't like wearing a tie, unless I absolutely have to. It feels like something that is like the equivalent of wearing some traditional costume. You only do it on very traditional occasions.

A girl I was talking to the other day, think guys look so sexy in a tie. I basically said, I don't care. Its like me as a guy, saying that women look sexy in some 19th century, Victorian fashion that made it difficult for them to move around.

Even a button down shirt/dress shirt and a blazer can feel suffocating. Either I will simply wear a really nice button/dress shirt (one that has stripes or some pattern) or a nice blazer with a nice t-shirt underneath, or a nice v-neck sweater with either a t-shirt of dress shirt underneath.

Anyone else agree?
Ties are stupid

Corsets are dangerous.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:22 AM
 
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I'm clearly in the minority but I like ties. Just like cuff-links, it polishes the look.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:46 AM
 
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I like ties, but I don't have to wear them every day for work. (I'm in the military.) If I did, I'm sure I would tire of them quickly. For going out though and dressing up, I like them ... they're ok as evening wear for a few hours.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:41 AM
 
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I don't like ties that much but considering corsets cause not only considerable discomfort, but also alter you posture, and can actually deform your rib cage and cause a host of medical issues including fainting I don't think they are quite in the same league.

Some men look good in suits and ties, on others it looks stupid. A tie is simply an accessory as a scarf is. A corset is meant to alter your physical shape and change the way you stand and walk. A lot of men I know actually like wearing ties because it is one of the few accessories a man can wear. Women have far more choice and ties often are the only thing a man has to make a statement, be bolder or demonstrate a little personality.

I love men who wear crisp shirts with cuff-links. Always looks very smart to me. And a good tie can finish it off perfectly.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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I hate ties. In my opinion it's such a double standard. Women can wear virtually anything and it's considered "proper office attire" but men are expected to wear a tie. Personally, I've always thought they are silly looking and strangulating.
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