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28 May 2004 @ 12:04 am
See, this is why I always wear a t-shirt & jeans or shorts  
...or khakis if I'm "dressing up" (or my jeans are in the wash and it's too cold for shorts).

Just to see if I could do it, tonight I tried to tie a necktie. I couldn't. Despite having been shown several times by my dad, I couldn't remember how to tie any of the knots. So I googled necktie knots and found some instructions. I tried all four knots, and failed at each. The half windsor and double windsor were catastrophes. The four-in-hand and pratt at least came out looking something like knots, but the instructions for each ended with "hold the narrow end and slide the knot up to the collar". Well, when I do that the fat end comes with it, so I end up with the narrow end hanging a few inches below the fat end, and the knot doesn't tighten the way it's supposed to.

This sucks. Not like I'm gonna need to wear one soon, but I'd like to be able to put one on in less than 24 hours when I do. Fuckin' things. I refuse to wuss out and use a clip-on, though.
 
 
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The Watcherrimspace on May 28th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean - had to wear a tie at my brother's wedding last Friday. It had been 12 years since I last put on a tie. The process was... interesting.
haibanerakkahaibanerakka on May 28th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC)
What is it about guys and ties?

When I went on the SGA trip in high school, we had a dance/party deal for everyone involved. I had a line outside my hotel room of girls that needed their hair fixed and guys who needed their tie done.

I learned from my mother, who always had to fix my dad's tie when I was growing up.
gwallagwalla on May 28th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I don't even have the excuse that my dad never taught me, because he did—or, tried at least.
Animalanimal_co on May 28th, 2004 09:12 pm (UTC)
I've known at least two ways to tie a tie since I was 18 or so. Ever since I started applying for jobs in fields other than construction or agriculture.