Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Ties That Bind

I have never understood the long standing jokes about the Father's Day presents of ties and how they are a horrid gift. I don't get it. I love them. ...and I'm not even a father, nor ever will be.

I hate shopping. I'm a bad gay man that way. I'd rather do anything than go clothes shopping. If I need a suit, I buy five. If I need a pair of shoes, I buy three or four. Anything to not to have to return to a store.

But each time I am at one of these stores, I look at their ties. Even in my last job when I only needed them for travel and not everyday wear, I'd look and I'd sometimes buy.

Here is a sampling of just some of my ties.

I know I am in the minority with this, but I was not a fan of the casual work environment. I missed not wearing a suit and tie daily to work. And now I'm back at it. Score!

I could seemingly never pull off the casual look that well. It seemed wrong. I'd chuckle at the men-folk in the office who had to wear ties to meetings and could not wait to take them off at first chance.

So, I'm back in my element. Suits. Shined Shoes. And ties. In theory I don't have wear the same one for 3-4 months. But let's face it, some of them are hold-overs that I just can't get rid of. I have my favourites - one of them being a Jerry Garcia tie. I never was a Grateful Dead fan, and yeah, I though making ties with his estate's name attached was kind of a sell-out, but ya gotta make a buck, no?

....and I look good!

Song by: Bruce Springsteen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am one of those "I hate ties" guys. I'm wearing one today only b/c I have a meeting this afternoon. And a suit? NEVER! Aren't you amazed at how $$ ties are though? But I tell you what, you get what you pay for. Nothing hangs better than a well made tie...well, maybe some things hang better (wink wink nudge nudge)