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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:54 PM
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WIMR's official theorem about guys and jackets and neckties:
Ye who wear a dinner jacket ought not to wear a long necktie, and vice-versa.

Seriously, unless you're like the CEO of Microsoft or something, jacket + necktie looks ridiculous outside of the work setting. Either wear a long tie, and no jacket, or a jacket but no tie. Silly elsewise!

I like "sharp-dressed men," as the ZZ Top song goes, but there's a difference between "sharp" and "dagger-point."

:D :D

:P

;)
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:08 PM
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1. Good job you weren't at lunch with the dapper gents I was with today then
Man did I feel like a scumbag! :rofl:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:12 PM
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3. HA!
:rofl:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:09 PM
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2. You can't wear a jacket without the tie! It would be like eating your...
pudding without eating your meat!
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:13 PM
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4. We don't need no education!
We don't need no thought control!
No dark sarcasm in the classroom...
Teacher, leave those kids alone!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:14 PM
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5. But you do need something to cover your buttons
And that thing is the tie
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:15 PM
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6. Buttons, schmuttons.
How come women who wear button-down blouses don't wear long ties?

:P :P
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:16 PM
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7. Because they don't deserve ties!
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 03:16 PM by JVS
;-)
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:17 PM
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8. Oh, yeah, sure.
I prefer to think of it as "We don't NEED ties."

:P
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:18 PM
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9. Your buttons don't go all the way up to the neck
Really, the problem is the collar. Men's shirts DEMAND a tie. Without one, they look ridiculous. If we are not to wear ties, then someone needs to design a new formal garment for men to take the place of the shirt.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:24 PM
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11. bring back the Nehru jackets!!!
I know it will make at least one man happy :P

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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:36 PM
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17. of the three Kennedy's in that pic, I would trust RFK mot, just because
he aint wearing a tie.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:46 PM
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20. !
:P
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:20 PM
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10. Jacket without tie is horrible
NEVER DO IT! If its a casual event, just go casual. Don't do a half-assed, blue-blood "I'm too stiff to not wear a business jacket" casual. Excuse me, I think an episode of Frasier is coming on.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:26 PM
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12. lol
i prefer a guy in casual wear myself :P
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:27 PM
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13. thank god for the bow tie
:popcorn:
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:28 PM
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14. !
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 03:29 PM by Revolutionary_Acts04
:spray:


:thumbsup:



Edit because I can't spell "thumb" :rofl:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:37 PM
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18. >>>>wayward smilies!!
and really I thought they were talkin' pasta :yoiks:


:rofl: :hi:
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:29 PM
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15. No!
No no no. Please do not tell them to wear ties without jackets.

I humbly beseech you.

No.

Please.

:hi:

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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:30 PM
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16. I dunno...
There's nothing sexier to me than when my main band men get outta concert and have their loose or undone neckties around their necks. Mmmmmmm....
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:03 PM
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23. MINI!!
:hi:
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:07 PM
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25. BILLY!!!!!
How have you been?! :hug:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:09 PM
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26. I've been better, sweetie
But I had a lovely afternoon with some fine DUers. I hope you are doing splendidly. :hug:
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:45 PM
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19. when dressing up, this is how a man should look
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 03:46 PM by Ava








*sigh* :loveya:
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:02 PM
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22. yes but he can also pull it off with the tie as well




hell he can look good without putting a shirt on at all :P

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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:49 PM
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21. I disagree, tie + jacket = sexy.
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 04:03 PM by Revolutionary_Acts04
Especially when they wear it like this:

loose tie, un-tucked shirt... oooh hotness.



I'm sorry, I'm just using this as an excuse to post his picture. I am a bad, bad girl. :spank:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:07 PM
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24. Dinner jacket sans necktie is ridiculous looking
And shirt and tie without jacket looks sloppy.

But George Clooney can wear it any way he wants and look absolutely fabulous. I'm drooling freely over the above photos.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:39 PM
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31. I think it looks okay sometimes if the jacket is a sports coat and not
part of a suit. Otherwise, I totally agree with you.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:12 PM
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27. Dinner jacket requires a black bow-tie.
Normal jackets don't require ties they are optional.

Most suits really need ties.

Shirt and tie without jacket is just plain nasty.

But as other threads prove this evening, I am perpetually over-dressed - and damn proud of it too.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:30 PM
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28. if it's this guy...


Give me a suit EVERY time!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:33 PM
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29. No, quite wrong - the problem is that guys you are seeing
are probably wearing poorly tailored suits, bad ties, and shirts that aren't very good.

Or, it could simply be that you just don't like the looks of jackets and ties.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:38 PM
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30. My husband wears tailor made suits to work
and if I say so myself, he looks fantastic in them. And, obviously, jackets and ties are required garb at certain events that aren't black tie. Or white tie for that matter.

The only time he doesn't wear a tie is when he is wearing a sports jacket to a less than formal event. Otherwise, tres gauche.

Also, another thing that frosts me, if you are wearing a suit jacket and tie, make sure you are wearing a long sleeved shirt. Otherwise, you look like a bad used car salesman.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:45 PM
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32. The short-sleeved "dress" shirt with suit - yes, cracks me up no end!
It looks SOOOOOO awful.

Even a short-sleeved shirt with tie is anathema - it makes no sense. They look better without a tie. With a tie, they just make the wearer look like a pathetic puppy that needs someone to take better care of him.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:31 PM
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33. When I was in marketing back in the day, we had a little saying
that we could always tell the 'print salesmen' by their wardrobes.

Grey slacks, brownish plaid sport coat, tie, and short sleeved shirt.


Gah. :puke:
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