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Old 05-09-2013, 11:19 AM   #51
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Use to wear a suite and tie to work every day for just over 14 years. Gave that up right at 10 years ago and have fingers left over counting the times I have worn a tie since.

Can still tie them with my eyes closed or while walking out the door. But I dont do ties anymore
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #52
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These are the new ones I've been noticing alot.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:26 AM   #53
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nope cant do it I can only tie a palamar, trilene knot square knot and whatever the knot is on a lasso.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:27 AM   #54
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whats a tie? the one time i wore one my dad tied it,,, i never owned a suit so i never needed a tie
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:48 AM   #55
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My father made me wear a tie to church every Sunday until I could tie it by my self. Needless to say I learned how pretty quickly.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:53 AM   #56
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There more than one way to do evidently. Mine ends looking like that but sure is tied different.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #57
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I don't wear one. It's like wearing a noose.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #58
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I can but thankfully don't have to very often.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:27 PM   #59
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My wife just bought me a zipper tie for the few times that I need to wear one. Looks just like a real tie and easier to use than a clip on.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #60
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Monday thru Thursday you can find me in a dimly lit bathroom tying one on at 5:45 in the morning as I get ready to walk out the door. At 5 pm you can find me taking it off as I walk across the parking garage headed to my truck. You get use to wearing them and hardly notice the inconvenience after a while. I am thankful for casual Friday's at work and I hate to think about weekend occasions that require one.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #61
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:44 PM   #62
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Hahaha thanks Blake!
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:26 PM   #63
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Dang glad I don't have to wear one...so, no I can't tie one
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #64
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32 and cant tie one without help
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #65
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My Papa died when I was about 25 yrs old and I stood in front of the mirror for about 1hr trying to get it just right. I never forgot after that.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:55 PM   #66
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I kind of envy you guys who have never had to learn. I've been putting on a tie five mornings a week since 1984. Don't even have to look in a mirror. Wearing a tie has become so uncommon, people look at me weird when I walk in a convenience store or whatever while wearing one...
This, except a little shorter time period, hi Jerp! Tie's are normal in my everyday work!
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:01 PM   #67
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I can't even hardly find a shirt that I can button the top button on....So no ties for this guy, refused to wear one at my wedding too.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:03 PM   #68
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No one would see the knot on yours any way, you have the magnificence of whiskers.
LOL, the beard covers the collar and the top 2 buttons! Wife says I look like a priest if I button the second from the top button!
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:22 PM   #69
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This, except a little shorter time period, hi Jerp! Tie's are normal in my everyday work!
Hey Slayer! I guess I'm not the only tie wearer left - sure feels like it sometimes. I think one reason people hate to wear them is they buy dress shirts that are too tight in the neck, hence all the comments about "feeling choked". As far as how to tie it - with a straight collar or button down collar I go with the "four-in-hand" knot, cinched down tight so you get a nice dimple. (the knot is tight not tight against your neck) With a spread collar I usually go with the Windsor knot.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #70
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I wear one every day at work. I'm a double agent also I guess.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #71
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Can't do it without YouTube either. Thank god
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:36 PM   #72
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I'll wear one from time to time depending on my clients.

For people that say wearing a tie is uncomfortable or a choker...there's a trick I use that works good. If you are going to wear a tie, be sure to wear a shirt that has a neck size one up from your actual size. The tie will synch up to the shirt and not your neck.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:00 PM   #73
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Hey Slayer! I guess I'm not the only tie wearer left - sure feels like it sometimes. I think one reason people hate to wear them is they buy dress shirts that are too tight in the neck, hence all the comments about "feeling choked". As far as how to tie it - with a straight collar or button down collar I go with the "four-in-hand" knot, cinched down tight so you get a nice dimple. (the knot is tight not tight against your neck) With a spread collar I usually go with the Windsor knot.
Jerp I do the same "four in hand" not with a button down collar and a Windsor knot with spreads...Don't know why I do it just always have.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:44 PM   #74
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I"m with JERP... i've worn one every day for many years... different knots for different occasions - just like fishing. There is even an iPhone app for all the different knot types. Oddly enough the once or twice a year that I wear a polo to work, or wear a dress shirt without a tie, I feel so under dressed and just about naked! On the flip side, as soon as i'm home i'm a ratty t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and ball cap kind of guy.... I walk past people from work in "regular" clothes all the time and they never recognize me, or they are blown away that I am wearing such relaxed clothes. I guess they think I wear a suit and tie on saturdays to Home Depot! God forbid they find out I take my suit & tie off, put on camo, kill something and eat it over a fire!! It's tough being a double agent sometimes....
Lol! Double agent,right on!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #75
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I can't at all!! I don't even try anymore!!! I had my grandfather tie one for me and I just loosen it up and take it off. Don't wear them very often so I just use the same one.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #76
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Be tieing one for about 48 years. Don't wear one much now.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #77
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:57 PM   #78
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #79
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Iam almost 50 and have never wore one. And I dont figure I'll need to learn now.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #80
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Me! Learned in Cub Scouts.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #81
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I wear them frequently and have no problem tying one. Wore one today.

Look into a zipper tie. They're pretty slick. Not quite as goofy as a clip-on, but they do the job effectively.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:14 PM   #82
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I can't. But have a funny tie story. Years ago friend of mine was interviewing for a job and he couldn't tie one either. He ask his cub mate at work if he knew how. This guy was a strange dude and 20yrs as a mortician previously. He told him he could do it but he would have to lay down on the desk to do it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #83
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I can't. Still have to look at a cheat sheet when I wear one.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #84
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Im 53 and dont own a tie and cant tie one
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #85
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There comes that day in a father's life when he needs to teach his son how to tie a tie. Came my time--and since I'm a lefty, it got funny. My son finally watched me do it in the mirror--
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #86
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Have about 30 more in the closet...I actually enjoy wearing mine most days.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #87
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Evidently I have been using a Pratt/Shelby Knot all these years. Never knew there was another way...

My giveacrap must of been low!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:24 PM   #88
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My dad taught me how to tie a tie when I was about 10. Every sunday when I was a kid, we'd get dressed for church in our suits, and I'd stand next to my dad in the mirror tying my tie. I never forgot how

But now I might wear a 2 or 3 times a year.
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I don't where one often but went for a job interview where I will be in one a few times a week.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:07 PM   #90
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Used to wear one everyday. Don't now! Bow ties are the worse and I am out of practice.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:54 AM   #91
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If I wear 1 , which is rare, somebody has to tie it...
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:03 AM   #92
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I very seldom wore one growing up. My dad had showed me when I was 10-12, but I never learned how. About 15 years ago (i'm 39 now), I was asleep and had a dream about how to tie one. When I woke up that morning I grabbed one that was hanging in my closet and gave it a try and got it on the first try, just like in my dream. CRAZY!!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:18 AM   #93
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I wear one about twice a year. The Pratt is my knot of choice but I can tie all of them. I had semi wealthy grandparents and they insisted that I learn from an early age.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:33 AM   #94
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Nope

I cannot tie one, never cared to learn. I own two, for special occasions. One was my great grandfathers tie (he only owned one) and the other I got in high school.

I do not trust anyone that wears a tie to work: nothing good ever comes from dealing with them. Lawyer, salesman, banker, etc.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #95
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I cannot tie one, never cared to learn. I own two, for special occasions. One was my great grandfathers tie (he only owned one) and the other I got in high school.

I do not trust anyone that wears a tie to work: nothing good ever comes from dealing with them. Lawyer, salesman, banker, etc.
Good thinking! By there are some good folks that were ties.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #96
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There's an app for that!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...howtotie&hl=en

http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/how-to-tie-a-tie
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:50 AM   #97
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I wore one every day for 20 years...Im trying to forget how now.
exactly, i've worn them the better part of my life . . . did pave the way for me to be sitting in my office in a pull over and flip flops.


All my employees are in suit and ties
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:40 PM   #98
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I learned early in my AF career.

I wear a clip-on now.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:15 PM   #99
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I kind of envy you guys who have never had to learn. I've been putting on a tie five mornings a week since 1984. Don't even have to look in a mirror. Wearing a tie has become so uncommon, people look at me weird when I walk in a convenience store or whatever while wearing one...

It is weird that folks think ties are odd to me.
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I knew before I got out of high school..........just common stuff for me and my brother!
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:38 PM   #100
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I can...I just choose not to.
This is me as well. Have known how since I was a boy. Told my wife she better not bury me in one either.
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