Friday, December 21, 2007

Neckties

Both Brad Delong and the Wall Street Journal have written about neckties. The Delong post is here:

http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2007/12/semiformal-ipho.html

And the Wall Street Journal Article is here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119820646382444181.html

Personally, I love neckties. In general, men are allowed to wear four colors--black, gray, blue and brown--and black and gray aren't really colors, and I don't like brown. Ties allow men to wear something red, or yellow, or purple, or green, or even pink. For this reason alone I hope they never go away--Obama notwithstanding.

I did learn from the Journal, though, that when visiting Islamic countries, I should wear some kind of wool or cotton tie; the key is to avoid silk.

3 comments:

runfastman said...

If you like ties check this out gameties at www.gameties.net.
You can play tic-tac-toe on your tie.

Tony Gosling - Oil paintings & silk ties said...

I find ties are one of the few opportunities for men to show some flair and personality in otherwise formal office wear. We have some great silk ties at http://www.tiespecialist.com

Neckties said...

Personally I love neckties,
in a boring office atmosphere, they often are the only thing that can add a little spice and can be used to easily start up a convo :)