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Old January 23 2014, 10:15 PM   #16
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Re: Necktie rentals -- the cure for decision anxiety???

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I don't get the hate against ties. I like ties.
Ties are the devil's noose!
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Old January 23 2014, 10:16 PM   #17
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Re: Necktie rentals -- the cure for decision anxiety???

I own one tie, and it's a clip-on.
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Old January 23 2014, 10:22 PM   #18
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But pants are useful. I can't really function without my pockets.
That why you need a man-purse.

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Plus I wear shorts to work 75% of the year.
Sometimes I wear shorts at work, too. If it's hot and I am going to code all day/do menial stuff, I can't see why I should suffer for no reason.

Also, bermuda shorts with a nice short-sleeved shirt and boat shoes is totally appropriate summer attire in Italy.
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Old January 23 2014, 10:22 PM   #19
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Re: Necktie rentals -- the cure for decision anxiety???

Ties at their best are an accent, like a scarf only less in the way.

But if you actually think about them as a requirement to dress they are pretty stupid

Still, best to treat them as a creative expression if you cannot escape them. Women look hot in ties rather often
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Old January 23 2014, 10:26 PM   #20
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Re: Necktie rentals -- the cure for decision anxiety???

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I own one tie, and it's a clip-on.
Aw come on.

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Women look hot in ties rather often
Oh yes. Yes.
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Old January 23 2014, 10:26 PM   #21
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But pants are useful. I can't really function without my pockets.
That why you need a man-purse.
I'm not carrying around a purse just so I can stop wearing pants.
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Old January 23 2014, 10:27 PM   #22
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I'm not carrying around a purse just so I can stop wearing pants.
Costs and benefits, man. Costs and benefits.
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Old January 23 2014, 10:27 PM   #23
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Indeed. Pants win.
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Old January 23 2014, 10:32 PM   #24
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Re: Necktie rentals -- the cure for decision anxiety???

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I own one tie, and it's a clip-on.
Aw come on.

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Women look hot in ties rather often
Oh yes. Yes.
I rarely have to dress up. That's not to say I don't like nice suits and ties, I do, but aside from the once in a blue moon wedding, or funeral, I have no use for them.
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Old January 23 2014, 10:50 PM   #25
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Re: Necktie rentals -- the cure for decision anxiety???

I haven't looked at these services in any detail, but on the face of it I reckon you'll be better off financially if you buy your own. Over the long term it would cost less.

Or another way to look at it is that you're paying a premium to be able to choose from a wider variety of ties than you would normally have access to.

(On that basis I think it would worsen decision anxiety)

Depends on your needs I guess. I would rather buy a small collection of 'standard' ties than rent.
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Old January 23 2014, 10:53 PM   #26
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The only way I could see this service being worthwhile is if you only plan to wear a certain tie one time.
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Old January 23 2014, 11:01 PM   #27
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Last time I went to a convention I was give a Phantom Menace tie for free.

I have now exhausted everything I have to say about ties.
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Old January 23 2014, 11:10 PM   #28
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I rarely have to dress up. That's not to say I don't like nice suits and ties, I do, but aside from the once in a blue moon wedding, or funeral, I have no use for them.
As I said, you don't dress up because you have to. You dress up because you want to.

The purpose is to look good. Everybody needs that.
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Old January 23 2014, 11:11 PM   #29
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Re: Necktie rentals -- the cure for decision anxiety???

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I rarely have to dress up. That's not to say I don't like nice suits and ties, I do, but aside from the once in a blue moon wedding, or funeral, I have no use for them.
As I said, you don't dress up because you have to. You dress up because you want to.

The purpose is to look good. Everybody needs that.
True, but for what I have to do each day, dressing up in a nice suit and tie, or even nice casual clothes, would be far more of a headache than anything else.
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Old January 23 2014, 11:19 PM   #30
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Last time I went to a convention I was give a Phantom Menace tie for free.

I have now exhausted everything I have to say about ties.
I have a TPM tie (Jedi v. Sith with Maul, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon on it). I wish I'd purchased one of the others that were out at the time.

I genuinely like wearing ties and have done my best to get some unique, interesting ties. It helps when the kids I teach often ask about them, and are excited to see which one I wear on a given day.

As such, I doubt I'd go in for any rental. My ties are too ... personal.
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