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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby rjsterry » Wed Sep 18, 2019 09:02 am

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:
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Longshot » Wed Sep 18, 2019 09:18 am

Shirley Basso wrote:I find CT ones work well and are the cheapest when on a deal. I buy them when they're £20 per shirt with a free tie or socks thrown in.


Yes, me too.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Rolf F » Wed Sep 18, 2019 09:34 am

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.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby rjsterry » Wed Sep 18, 2019 09:55 am

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.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pross » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:00 am

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:


From my experience architect office wear falls into two camps either bright cords or chinos with a clashing shirt or the eccentric bow tie or cravat wearer (usually the more old school, conceptual architect that does all their drawings by hand still) :wink:

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Longshot » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:00 am

Rolf F wrote: It makes me feel deeply and justly superior to the non-tie wearers.


Good for you. I'll happily bask in my inferiority. Getting out of having to wear ties on a daily basis was one of the happiest points of my working life.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby elbowloh » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:04 am

I wear a tie when my non-iron shirt is particularly creased as it takes some of the attention away.

My non-iron shorts area mix of M&S and TM Lewin. Yeah, a few of the creases drop out after a bit of wear, but they are no where as neat as a properly ironed shirt.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby bompington » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:05 am

I would say that teachers will probably be the last ones left wearing ties to work on a daily basis - after all, we make the kids wear them.

I wear a tie unless the weather's really warm (about 3 days a year round here), I quite like it really - for me it's part of the old chestnut about dressing for the part: outside work I'm a really committed scruff, ideal for me is old shorts, tatty t-shirt and bare feet.
Tie goes with the tweed jackets (seriously expensive proper Harris ones, I would point out*) - I've realised over the years that the goal, although subconscious, is definitely "genial 30s Oxbridge Professor Tolkien" look.

Not that that would mean anything to the teenage scrotes, of course.


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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby keef66 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:16 am

Son's a teacher. No ties for him cos he teaches DT. Ties and bandsaws / pillar drills not a good combo. Personalised polo shirts for the entire department.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby bompington » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:19 am

I believe lathes are what you really have to watch out for...

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:19 am

Tie clips?

Are you in fancy dress as a "business man"?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Rolf F » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:25 am

Rick Chasey wrote:Tie clips?

Are you in fancy dress as a "business man"?


Never had a pinstripe suit.... (hate the things - look terrible on anyone!).

Tie clips are just a thing that jazzes a tie up a little and has functional value (stops the tie blowing round and trying to garrotte me when I pop out to the meadow at lunchtime on a windy day looking for butterflies!). Of course, I also have shirts with French cuffs and shoes made in Northampton (bet Coopsters are made in China, the little patriot).....

Ties will be back, mark my words. The hipsters will demand it.

Glad at least Bomp gets it......
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Surrey Commuter » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:36 am

Rolf F wrote:
Rick Chasey wrote:Tie clips?

Are you in fancy dress as a "business man"?


Never had a pinstripe suit.... (hate the things - look terrible on anyone!).

Tie clips are just a thing that jazzes a tie up a little and has functional value (stops the tie blowing round and trying to garrotte me when I pop out to the meadow at lunchtime on a windy day looking for butterflies!). Of course, I also have shirts with French cuffs and shoes made in Northampton (bet Coopsters are made in China, the little patriot).....

Ties will be back, mark my words. The hipsters will demand it.

Glad at least Bomp gets it......


do you have one of those pens that allows you to select the colour of the ink

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Slowbike » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:38 am

Rolf F wrote:Ties will be back, mark my words. The hipsters will demand it.

I've never done Fashion and never intend to do Fashion - any resemblance in my appearance to any fashion trend past, present or future is pure accident.

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Postby bompington » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:41 am

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Next - the baggy trousers. I kind of lack the "fondness for onramental waistcoats" though.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Rolf F » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:45 am

Surrey Commuter wrote:
Rolf F wrote:
Rick Chasey wrote:Tie clips?

Are you in fancy dress as a "business man"?


Never had a pinstripe suit.... (hate the things - look terrible on anyone!).

Tie clips are just a thing that jazzes a tie up a little and has functional value (stops the tie blowing round and trying to garrotte me when I pop out to the meadow at lunchtime on a windy day looking for butterflies!). Of course, I also have shirts with French cuffs and shoes made in Northampton (bet Coopsters are made in China, the little patriot).....

Ties will be back, mark my words. The hipsters will demand it.

Glad at least Bomp gets it......


do you have one of those pens that allows you to select the colour of the ink


No, but I remember them (actually, there may be one in the loft somewhere). Just so we are clear on this, my car was built in 1985, my watches (I have watches) made any time between 1967 and 1990. My living room furniture is 60s, my portable lighting anywhen from the 1930s to the 1960s, my dining chairs are 200 years old, my cd player and TV about 18 years old and my computer about 10 years old (though all of the components have been replaced at various times!). I have a 1960s kettle but the oven is new though not actually plugged in yet. Clock radio is fairly new but bought from Comet so not that new. I do have modern cameras but not much else. My house was built in the late 30s. I have a work supplied iPhone7 or 8, can't remember or care which, and it is lousy. I have a landline but there are no Bakelite phones connected to it though I'd quite like it if they were. My breadmaker is not much more than 6 months old.

I regard anything I buy that lasts less than a decade as cheap junk and a mistake not to be repeated.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Slowbike » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:04 am

Rolf F wrote:I regard anything I buy that lasts less than a decade as cheap junk and a mistake not to be repeated.

My bedside clock is about 30 years old now ... yes, it's digital.
No, it doesn't play music, CDs or anything else - it's just a clock (with alarm) - and I have to change the time twice a year.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:21 am

gone for the presidential white block pocket square too then? To complete the fancy dress look?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby rjsterry » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:28 am

Pross 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:


From my experience architect office wear falls into two camps either bright cords or chinos with a clashing shirt or the eccentric bow tie or cravat wearer (usually the more old school, conceptual architect that does all their drawings by hand still) :wink:


Black turtle neck at all times, surely. And statement glasses.

In reality I'm on site pretty often so jeans and shirt does for most eventualities. A tie with jeans is a bit odd.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Step83 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:30 am

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.


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