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Tie clip position

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dr Diversity, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Dr Diversity

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    This was the subject of heated debate in our office (!). I have mine at around belly button height. That way the tie doesn't go in the basin when washing my hands - the sole purpose of me wearing a tie clip. A collegue insisted it should go have way up. We even phone Moss Bros in London but the chap there had no solid opinion. I would be interested in your views though :rolleyes:
     
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    Tie?
     
  3. Bristol Pete

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    Dont wear one, I think a tie looks better without a clip

    Pete.
     
  4. Mep

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    clips are very old fashioned, don't do it
     
  5. Garrett

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    About 2/3 rd of the way down.
     
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    I'm with the Doc on this one. My tie clip or pins secure my tie at the lower extremity. This prevents wash basin mishaps, tricky probelms with photocopiers and laser printers etc.

    Never allow your tie to blow back over your sholder as people will automatically assume you're a geography teacher!
     
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    i think theyre old fashioed, and also gold coloured ones are a big no no!! but if i was to wear one, i would wear it halfway between the collar and my belly button,
     
  8. Garrett

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    Taking a pride in your appearance seems to be old fashioned, from the vast number of sloppily dressed people going round today.
    Miners use to go to work better dresses than a majority you see in towns these days.

    What ever you do dont wear your clip as high as Agent Smith. :D
     
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    Why not start wearing a waistcoat?

    No need for a tie clip.
    Somewhere to keep your chalk for those after hours meetings around the green baize conference tables.
    And a 3 piece suit definately look a whole hell of a lot better.
     
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    TIES are very old fashioned, don't do it (just stirrring...)

    I'm more than happy to put on a tie/DJ/ penguin suit to look smart for special occasions, but I'm not sure what place they have in the workplace, where they can be downright dangerous.

    Dave
     
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    I'm not a fan of tie clips. Taking pride in your appearsance is a whole different kettle of fish though.

    When I worked in an office it was double cuffs, smart suit and a silk tie all the way (since I could afford to then) and it definitely looks the business.

    My current job entails a company polo shirt, black jeans/combats and steel toe-capped boots. I still get irritated by people with scuffed boots though - a bit of polish goes a long way. :)
     
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    Dont forget thre bottom button for some reason has to be un-done :confused:
     
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    The same on a suit jacket. It definitely looks better that way. :)
     
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    Not a fan of tie clips although as with everything it depends on whose wearing them :D

    Smart is essential in an office environment regardless of whether its casual dress code or not. You can do smart casual - I don't wear my ripped jeans into work (unless I'm in for an overnight implementation, I've only just got up and they're all I can find!!)
     
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    King George ate too much and bursting at the seams he undid the bottom buttom of his waistcoat. As is tradition the rest of the courtiers felt obliged to follow suit and a new fashion was born.
     
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    Yep, thats the way to wear a tie!! :thumbsup:
    (nice silk ties from TM Lewin and Cafe Coton!)

    ALSO....

    A big no-no to button-down collars
    - they really do look naff with ties!! (there are a few hybrid shirts, i.e. double-cuffed with button-down collars - a bit weird looking!)

    Another big no-no to using cufflinks on single-cuff shirts
    - just looks wrong, another sartorial faux pas

    ...and go for the Windsor knot, not a tiny little schoolboy type knot :)
     
  17. Mep

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    spot on Krish....are you a City boy?
     
  18. krish

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    :D no, but certainly know a few! Have to look the part for my job though, blagging it with various directors of pharmaceutical companies.
     
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    Anyone know of sites that tell you how to do things like how to dree properly, windsor knots and tying bowties?
     
  20. krish

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    I still have few button down collars and never forget to button them down. Never really bought into this double cuff business. Until recently I thought it was just people with short arms folding them back. Just seems to be a pointless bit of shirt engineering. And what is wrong with single cuffs & cuff links? Now that I have my wrists pierced I wear cuff links most days.
     
  22. Garrett

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    Yes that goes without saying, and on a 3 button jacket only the middle one to be fastened.

    Also wearing striped ties with striped shirts is a :nono:

    And a personal one which I hate that has more or less caught on in the last few years is wearing bold yellow or orange ties with blue shirts. :(
     
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    The tie should could come down to the belt line when stood up and the front part longer than the back .

    Some of my tie I use a combination of the and Windsor Knot, and Four in Hand Knot.
     
  24. krish

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    Thems the rules. Anyway, its not a war crime and certainly not worth getting crucified over :D
     
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    evil did you get a job then? i thought you were looking around still for a job, is it physic related or a temp?
     
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    You forgot to mention that the tie should not have evidence of breakfast cereal on it!
     
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    If thems the rules why do they put slots in them ready for cuff links?
     
  28. krish

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    because we're always being tested :devil:
     
  29. krish

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    true - however egg yolk and/or ketchup are fine
    - Thems the rules! ;)
     
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    For people that don't know any better :D
     

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