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Can you tie a Bow Tie...

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

  1. Alamo

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    ...with or without getting distracted? :D

     
  2. Alamo

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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! :D
     

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

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

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

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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.
     
  8. afoolsparadise

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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.
     
  9. LeftyAl

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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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    Tie one? Hell, I can't even manage a clip-on.
     
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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---[​IMG]
     
  12. boris bubbanov

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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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    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!
     
  14. Dan R

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    In my town, the bow tie is quite common. Seersucker suit and bow tie in the summer is classic here.

    Dan R
     
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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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    Isn't it the same as tying your shoes?
     
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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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    Just for you emu!

    Clean but slightly not safe for work, so linked just scuz instead of embedded. ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S7vhK76UtE
     
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