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Can you tie a Bow Tie...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Alamo, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Alamo

    Alamo Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 15, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    ...with or without getting distracted? :lol:

  2. Alamo

    Alamo Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 15, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    seems like, that at least 76% of all Tele players here, or even more, can't tie a bow tie. ha! :lol:

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  3. emu!

    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

    Was hopin' for a nekkid woman in the background.:(
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  5. TeleTim911

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

    Sep 28, 2009
    Calera, Alabama
    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.
  6. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 29, 2005
    Can't do it, nor do I want to.
  7. timgreene

    timgreene Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 9, 2003
    Houston, Texas
    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.
  8. afoolsparadise

    afoolsparadise Tele-Meister

    Nov 29, 2009
    Portland, ME
    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.
  9. LeftyAl

    LeftyAl Friend of Leo's

    Mar 24, 2010
    No ,I never own a real one.Had one of those clip on bow ties ,but never wore it.And never will.
  10. Justinvs

    Justinvs Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wise River, Montana
    Tie one? Hell, I can't even manage a clip-on.
  11. urizen

    urizen Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 24, 2006
    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:

  12. 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.
  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    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.
  14. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Charleston, SC
    In my town, the bow tie is quite common. Seersucker suit and bow tie in the summer is classic here.

    Dan R
  15. Scantron08

    Scantron08 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 14, 2010
    Jackson, MS
    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.
  16. Big Dawg

    Big Dawg Tele-Meister

    Feb 19, 2011
    Isn't it the same as tying your shoes?
  17. Twelvefrets

    Twelvefrets Tele-Meister

    Nov 29, 2009
    Southern California
    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.
  18. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    Just for you emu!

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