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  • Clarkson does have a way of making any item of clothing look bad. It depends how much of a slob you look like trying to pull it off.

    I have now thrown away all my jeans except one pair for gardening

    Socks should match trousers, or it makes your legs look short and / or that you're wearing boots.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,730
    I only wear a full suit when going to an AGM, if it's an IC meeting then I either wear a suit with no tie, or some variation of chinos and a jacket. The top guys don't wear ties either and they have previously been CEO/other top positions of various investment banks and investment management business' so I'm not too worried. I'd like the option to wear a tie sometimes but no one else in the office does and I'm not a fashion trailblazer...

    Normal day to day I wear a lot of jeans or chinos and smart shirts in the office though
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,783 Lives Here
    Bigger question is what tie knots are you all doing and how big you're making them.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,730
    I make mine massive and really short like all the cool girls at school did...
  • Rolf FRolf F Posts: 16,126
    Bigger question is what tie knots are you all doing and how big you're making them.

    Now we are talking!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,167
    Something slightly asymmetric and not too big.
  • Four in hand.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,972
    step83 wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Rolf F wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Rolf F wrote:
    I wear ties at work. I like them. Everything else I wear at work is fairly dull coloured. And I like tie clips. Don't know why boringness is such a good thing.

    Oh, stop! :lol:

    1930s-50s things; cheap worn silver plate but nice! And semi functional when you don't keep having to straighten them but there you go! It makes me feel deeply and justly superior to the non-tie wearers.

    Speaking of monocles (in another thread) - apparently they are in now. Latest hipster thing. That intrigues me. Hope not Mogg inspired.

    Have you considered a pipe? Not for smoking,but perfect for gesticulating.

    Pipes are great for that.

    At school DT was ties off or tucked into the shirt, sleeves up and girls hair tied back, band saw, pillar drills, lathes, sanders and welding gear so makes sense.
    Same with Science fire, explosives etc not what you want near a cheap Nylon tie.
    What you've described is whenever a PM or Minister visits an NHS hospital.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,816
    Bigger question is what tie knots are you all doing and how big you're making them.
    Neat Windsor with the length to finish on the belt when standing.
    That said I rarely wear a tie these days. Used to be 100% at work.
    Standards are slipping. :wink:
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,783 Lives Here
    I'm too skinny for a full windsor - I look like a footballer if i do - so I go a very tight half.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,816
    I'm too skinny for a full windsor - I look like a footballer if i do - so I go a very tight half.
    Should have clarified, a tight standard Windsor for me.
    None of that overblown double Windsor footballist stylee for me.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,816
    On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
    I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • pblakeney wrote:
    On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
    I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49718828

    Iran does - and China, Israel, Turkey
    and then the next thing you know
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,816
    pblakeney wrote:
    On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
    I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49718828

    Iran does - and China, Israel, Turkey
    Well, there you go! The rest makes sense but Iran surprises me.
    Could get messy.... :(
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,047
    Rolf F wrote:
    Bigger question is what tie knots are you all doing and how big you're making them.

    Now we are talking!
    I would like to wear a tie more often but after 45 years of rock climbing, numerous falls off my bike and shoulder surgery. I can only just reach the back of my collar with one hand, so although I can knot my tie I can’t get my collar back down without assistance.
    Does anyone else struggle with this.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,182
    Are chino's back in vogue?

    How did this thread jump 3 pages in 24 hrs?!

    @Cowsham: I'm in Purgatory now. So there :P
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  • My Dad has a metal watering can with a swastika on the bottom, he got it from his father in law who spent the war in Blackpool working as a civil servant.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,026
    Do Simon Cowell and David Coverdale have the same dentist?
    By God, their teeth are bright.
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,042
    Bigger question is what tie knots are you all doing and how big you're making them.

    Depends on the length and width of the tie and type of collar. I prefer a fairly tight full Windsor but having a long torso it can sometimes leave the tie too short.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    My Dad has a metal watering can with a swastika on the bottom, he got it from his father in law who spent the war in Blackpool working as a civil servant.

    That is intriguing. Presumably embossed / stamped on rather than painted? Fanatical attention to detail that the nazi war machine thought to personalise its watering cans.
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,042
    pblakeney wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
    I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49718828

    Iran does - and China, Israel, Turkey
    Well, there you go! The rest makes sense but Iran surprises me.
    Could get messy.... :(

    I believe they've got a very strong arms and aerospace industry (I recall reading a book that mentioned a huge arms fair they have there).
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,730
    Pross wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
    I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49718828

    Iran does - and China, Israel, Turkey
    Well, there you go! The rest makes sense but Iran surprises me.
    Could get messy.... :(

    I believe they've got a very strong arms and aerospace industry (I recall reading a book that mentioned a huge arms fair they have there).

    I've got huge arms, maybe I should go.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,972
    When did ""blacking up" become "blackface"?

    Is it an Americanism?
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  • blackface is a european term.

    They do it in holland all the time as their santa claus is black. But now it's racist.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,972
    blackface is a european term.

    They do it in holland all the time as their santa claus is black. But now it's racist.
    But in England the term, when i was growing up anyway, was "blacking up". Now its universally called "blackface" it seems.
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  • Does anybody still wear a girdle?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,816
    Does anybody still wear a girdle?
    Not from what I've seen in the High Street.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,372
    My Dad has a metal watering can with a swastika on the bottom, he got it from his father in law who spent the war in Blackpool working as a civil servant.

    If you can..,find out if it faces to the left or the right,i'm guessing it will be to the left but you never know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,182
    My Dad has a metal watering can with a swastika on the bottom, he got it from his father in law who spent the war in Blackpool working as a civil servant.

    If you can..,find out if it faces to the left or the right,i'm guessing it will be to the left but you never know.

    Could it have been made in India? The Swastika is very similar to the Diwali symbol.
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  • Robert88Robert88 Posts: 2,722
    pblakeney wrote:
    On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
    I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?

    I've a friend whose husband is an Arabian arms dealer. How many do you need?
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