Monday, March 28, 2011
Phew, nearly had heart failure...
Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but when I saw a site advertising skinny ties I certainly got a little perturbed.
Turns out that what they're calling skinny ties are pretty normal-looking. They're just not those wide ties that are still around to a degree.
Really skinny ties are what we used to wear - was it back in the sixties? They were pretty dreadful to be honest - even then. The picture shows an example, though most people barely notice the tie, probably. (Found on this site.)
You have to be skinny to wear a skinny tie. So that lets me off the hook.
Actually, truth to tell I've hardly worn a tie for years - since 1989, when my then manager proclaimed there was no need to wear one. I only wear them for formal occasions now, and there aren't too many of those.
I seem to remember wearing a skinny one for a play, but in my decrepitude, I can no longer remember what play it was. It may come back to me.