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Power ties

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Larry F, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I have the fretboard tie pictured above.
    I have a navy blue with little red Stratocasters on it.
    I have a navy blue with brightly colored guitar pics; some even say "heavy".
    I also have a lot of whimsical ties as well.
    When I had to wear ties, I did not take them seriously.
     
  2. Wulf

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    ae235.jpg i first thought he meant those
    pub i used to frequent..if anyone wore a tie barmaid would cut it off wearer with scissors and nail it up behind bar....long row of various coloured severed ties in there...i mean...ties?...in a ruff old bikers pub?
    used those cable ties to colour code lifting gear for years...change the colour every 6 months after inspection
     
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    If I have to wear a tie, it means somebody else has the Power.
     
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    Ties are too formal for my crowd .
     
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    Red might still be the power tie... but my Jerry Garcia tie is the one that gets attention from the girls, and that's REAL power.
     
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    i think a "power tie" would be the ones with a steel reinforcement band.
    The kind the police used to use for group arrests.

    Dont ask. :confused:
     
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    same same...dont ask...
     
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    My youngest brother was getting married.
    Upon receiving invitation I replied-
    "If this shindig requires a jacket and tie, I ain't comin'!"
    i was assured it would be fine. And that I wouldnt be asked to direct traffic in the parking lot. :mad:
     
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    How I feel about neckties...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. xStonr

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    I haven't had to wear a tie in many a year, but when I had to, it was one designed by this guy.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry Larry F, I am simply not a trend setter or follower when it comes to Power Ties.

    Maybe someday. Maybe. :)
     
  12. Ed Storer

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    I wear a tie about once a year for the last 15 years. The ones I wear are all woolen tartans from Scotland. Clans of Duncan, Robertson, and Gunn. I'm actually a Duncan, but Robertson and Duncan are septs of the same clan; my wife is a Gunn (we think) and I like that tartan.

    I haven't really looked lately to see if any have moth holes.

    I do have a "Friday tie" from the 70's that shows a guy with his feet resting on the drafting table while he smokes a cigarette, with an inscription "P.O.E.T.S" That stands for "Piss on Everything, Tomorrow's Saturday". My mom bought it for me from the Yale Co-op back in 1974.
     
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    The power tie craziness dates from when professional men wore a jacket and tie to the office. I was thought something of an oddball because my concession to that lunacy was to wear a sport jacket on the way in and toss it over the back of my chair before I sat down. Ties? I wore mostly stripes. Red paisley? Never.

    Then came casual Friday where management was judged more by the badge over their left nipple than on actually being able to reach a goal that wasn't reached for them by someone below them. This was followed by the casual workplace. Business casual gave Brooks Brothers something to sell to yuppies who had a closet full of suits they now only wore to weddings and funerals.

    The workplace these days is anything goes. Brooks Brothers filed for bankruptcy. Any wonder? No one who works for me remembers power ties. There are no more mandatory factory uniforms for engineers and technicians, although one tech still wears his. I had to tell one guy last year no more Confederate flag T shirts. And no I don't care what southern rock band's album cover it is.

    It's funny that my opinion on appropriate workplace dress hasn't changed much. Suits and ties are for lawyers, life insurance salesmen, and undertakers. And at least the undertakers never wore power ties. Business casual is fine with me with a jacket over the back of my chair for when someone comes for an interview. Jeans and T shirts are the opposite extreme from power ties and I don't like either for the same reason. I associate both with a bad attitude.
     
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    I have that one! It's among the 20 or so I've kept; I gave about 200 away to the kids my last semester teaching, those including a group of red "power ties" from an earlier life.

    Most of the other ties I kept were the ones my mom made for me. I don't expect I'll be wearing ties very often in the future.

    Edit: ties were never required at school, but I always wore one. J. Garcia ties were the "power" ties there; I had quite a few of them.
     
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    I detest ties with every fiber of my being. I have worn one maybe 5 times in the last 30 years. My kids have instructions; at my funeral service someone is to announce that all ties, if present, are to be removed at the request of the deceased.

    I would be interested in learning the history of neck ties, and how grown men were persuaded to put a noose around their neck. I think it has something to do with sword play superstition, and warding off the blade in medieval times.
     
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    The man who wears a tie the fewest number of times in his whole life is hereby declared the winner and champeen. o_O
     
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    I read the first page of replies thinking that you were talking about colored nylon cable ties that are oversized to handle large gauge power supply cables.
     
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    I drew this cartoon about 30 years ago, when “fish” ties, looking like salmon, were briefly fashionable. It was published on my refrigerator, where it hangs today.
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    I have a few Garcia-designed ties and have always smiled at the irony that he never wanted to wear collared shirts.
     
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    I had to wear a tie for the last 10 years of my career. I disliked it pretty intensely, but I also found that I was much less likely to be pulled over, and more likely to get off with a warning if I was wearing a tie, even though I kinda looked like Charles Manson on court day.
     
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