The pink tie is the powdered wig of our time.

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7 Responses to Aphorism

  1. Are pink ties popular? I’m so out of the loop with fashion.

    I say righties should make a two-pronged clothing statement:

    (A) Classic formal clothing, maybe not as formal as 1900, but more formal than now. That means tweed where others wear windbreakers, and suits where others wear sport jackets.

    (B) Replace neckties with scarves unless it looks ridiculous with the rest of the outfit or it is a “black tie affair”.

    • SFG says:

      Speaking of righty fashion statements–do you think we could start a fashion of wearing derby hats to honor the exiled author of The Talk?

  2. maurice says:

    Welcome back. I’ve always found bowties to be vaguely clownlike, so I guess I agree.

  3. Doug1 says:

    I’ve been known to wear a pink tie on occasion. A rare one.

  4. Fashion Consultant says:

    Pink looks really good on people with brown skin. The contrast is gorgeous. White people look horrific in pink because they’ve already got pink undertones and overtones in their skin. Contrast is key. White men look good in browns and earth tones. White women in aquamarines.

  5. rjp says:

    I would never wear a pink tie in a professional setting. But I haven’t had to wear a tie except for the occasional meeting five or three times over the last 10 years. I only see obvious “pinks” wearing pink ties in the building I work in.

    Fashion Consultant is an idiot. I would never dress in business attire in browns or earth tones. He should stay at the hipster joint where he is selling over priced garbage to idiots, and I will stick with Brooks Brothers.

    White women in aquamarines.

    This person is so small minded, he should just shut up.

    • SFG says:

      I think he may be onto something–I always wondered about the Chinese love of putting women in red, until a (nerdy) Chinese-American friend of mine wore a frilly pink dress. The effect was to make her look jaundiced and vaguely peasant-ish. Using the Sailerian principle of masculine tones being darker, red washes out the yellow East Asian skin tones and makes the women appear more delicate. Classical Chinese tailors, of course, probably just knew what made the ladies look good over there.

      Also, there may be a bit of a regional difference–I’ve noticed Midwesterners will frequently wear suits in earth tones, whereas the navy-blue look is more East Coast. Brooks Brothers is, of course, the classic example of conservative East Coast style–their main store is on 44th and Madison, and worth a trip for any man with right-wing leanings 😉

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