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Old November 17th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you tie a Bow Tie...

...with or without getting distracted?


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Old November 19th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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seems like, that at least 76% of all Tele players here, or even more, can't tie a bow tie. ha!
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Old November 19th, 2012, 03:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old November 19th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I can tie a bowtie. I had to learn for my daughter's wedding a few months back. Why she wanted me in a bowtie and no one else I'll never understand. All the groomsmen and best man all had on regular ties.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can't do it, nor do I want to.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I can, and wear them often. They last longer due to the fact they stay out of my lunch plate, and they are two sided.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, but don't have any now and don't feel the need. When I wear a tie now it's usually something to match a vintage suit - for special gigs or fancy wingdings of some sort.

After you figure it out it's not much different than tying a shoe.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No ,I never own a real one.Had one of those clip on bow ties ,but never wore it.And never will.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Tie one? Hell, I can't even manage a clip-on.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yup--- used to wear them decades ago when I was a bartender, and just as a hoot (because I knew how from Dad, I'd wear them as an alternative to the ol' 4-in-hand). I pulled some out last month to see if I could still tie 'em but, mistrusting myself, I tried using a cheat sheet (from L.E. of all places). I could NOT get it from the sheet.

As I was driving to work with the tie (figuring I'd take some time there trying to figure it out), I got stuck in traffic. To kill time I put the tie 'round my neck and just let instinct/habit take over while steering w/ my knees. Lo & behold, when I stopped thinking, it came back as natural as falling off a log...and w/out a mirror:

Voila---
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My Grandma taught me.

And I taught a couple of other people, as she taught me.

Then my Grandma died. And I don't seem to know how anymore. I don't get it.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I can't tie any kind of tie.
Even my bolo ties don't look quite right.
I did a wedding gig recently, and I had to ask one of the singers
to help me with my dern tie.
Embarrassing!
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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In my town, the bow tie is quite common. Seersucker suit and bow tie in the summer is classic here.

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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Definitely. Real bow ties rule, clip-ons drool.

For my wedding, I insisted that I be wearing a bow tie I tied myself. The rental place said, "well, we don't rent out that kind - you have to buy it." I said, "No problem - I'll take it." Still got it today.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Isn't it the same as tying your shoes?
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yes, but it took me years. Like ten years. Didn't do it often enough. Still not easy, but if I go slow I can do it in one try.
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