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Sep 11

My First Bow Tie

“To its devotees the bow tie suggests iconoclasm of an Old World sort, a fusty adherence to a contrarian point of view. The bow tie hints at intellectualism, real or feigned, and sometimes suggests technical acumen, perhaps because it is so hard to tie. Bow ties are worn by magicians, country doctors, lawyers and professors and by people hoping to look like the above. But perhaps most of all, wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think”

– Warren St John, The New York Times

Holy crap. That double chin really has to go.

I’ve been wanting a bow for a little while now. I like the non-conformist, old-fashioned look. Plus I like to wear ties ties to church, and neck ties are rather impractical in the presence of infants. It doesn’t hurt that the latest Doctor wears bow ties. 😉

Well, I got my wish! I was recently selected in a random Facebook drawing to receive a bow tie from Beau Ties Ltd. I chose the Annalee River design, and it arrived yesterday. Woot! 🙂

BTW, here’s the best video I’ve found for learning how to tie a bow tie. After tying while watching it three times, I can now tie without it. 🙂

[A bow tie is] like a middle finger protruding from your neck.”

– Tucker Carlson

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