Bow Ties

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    As you can probably guess from some of my pictures, I'm a bow tie guy--I don't even remember the last time I bought a long tie. In recent years, I've started to see more guys wearing bow ties. I like this. But one thing that annoys me is how many buy pre-tied. I think there's nothing more ungentlemanly than a pre-tied bow tie (except maybe a clip-on long tie). I wouldn't be caught dead in one.

    So I made a short video for the benefit of those who like bow ties but are intimidated by the knot. It has been sitting on my profile for a couple of weeks now, but I figured I'd post it here as well for those who don't scroll past the pictures and the long boring text in the "about me" section... icon_wink.gif

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    Bow ties are cool


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    Nice accent & video.Where are you from originally?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    Lenoxx said Nice accent & video.Where are you from originally?
    Thanks! I grew up in Guatemala.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    I would never wear a pre-tide bow, that is so tacky and high-school prom. In fact, I won't even wear one that has a buckle adjustment.

    All mine are custom made to my exact neck size. A half-inch difference if it's for a wing collar, versus a turn-down collar.

    Here's where I have all my bow ties made, and where my neck size is on file:

    http://www.beautiesltd.com/category/perf-fs/landing-pages?utm_source=DblClk&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=DC0010-10&utm_campaign=freeship&p=GAN0011-11

    Here I am wearing one of their bow ties, New Years 2006 (and a little drunk), age 57:

    PA012_2_2.jpg
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    cold said I guess I'm not a gentleman.


    Don't worry about it too much. I've hidden video of you doing stuff to yourself that looooooong disproved you were ever close to gentlemanly behavior in the first place icon_eek.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 5:06 AM GMT

    Hahaha... I remember bow ties...I was 25, my lover at the time was a mfg. rep. for Arrow Shirts...who I also did some modeling for.
    This was one helluva disco doooo.


    <a href=/Photobucket">
  • JP85257

    Posts: 3284

    Jun 17, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    Id enjoy seeing your bow tie crumpled up on the floor next to my bed. HAHA icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 6:10 AM GMT
    4e98df37.jpg
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 11:21 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI would never wear a pre-tide bow, that is so tacky and high-school prom. In fact, I won't even wear one that has a buckle adjustment.
    I have a few custom-made, and I love them. But I must admit that I often fall prey to temptation and just buy off the rack at stores.

    Art_Deco saidAll mine are custom made to my exact neck size. A half-inch difference if it's for a wing collar, versus a turn-down collar.
    I'm not a fan of wing collars in general (which is why I can get away with buying buckle ties--I would never wear one with a wing collar), but I see the reason for the difference.

    And thanks for the link. I've browsed through their website before, but have never bought anything there. I'll give them a try. :-)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    It's perfectly acceptable to wear a pre tied bow tie.

    It's a matter of choice and to say it's ungentlemanly (particularly from someone who is 31) is laughable.

    Being a gentlemen refers solely to how you act and not your choice of tie.

    The things people post......
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 12:07 PM GMT
    cold saidI have several clip on bow ties - I guess I'm not a gentleman.
    shame.gif


    ---------------------------------------------

    Thanks for the laugh----

    At least you are REAL! icon_lol.gif

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 12:36 PM GMT
    If I were going to wear a bow tie, I'd definitely learn to tie my own. But, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a bow tie.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 12:49 PM GMT
    one clip on tie for the very rare black tie event I might go to, and a non-clip on tie with a buckle that was tied once and never fussed with again.

    But then again, I make no claims to being a "gentleman", either. ;)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    Nice vid; where were you when I needed you? Oh, yes - you were eight, as this shot of me tieing it on in a vintage tux in '87 attests. I still have it but can barely fit one arm in that jacket.

    2ccwlr7.jpg
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    Bow ties look best when they're the only garment being worn.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 17, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidBow ties look best when they're the only garment being worn.


    depends on the guy wearing the bow tie, and of course, his audience. icon_eek.gif

    bridgend2006023.jpg

    20100914_9502-Carr%27s-Australia%27s-Bes

    Photo-on-2011-02-04-at-14.12.jpg