Grok wrote:The point is that those early experiences have left an enduring hatred.
"Grok" - you got that right !!!
Uncle Al should be familiar with the basic briefest minimal tie ever the string bow tie (bolero) something created out of a very bad "B" movie west of the Pecos !
But to this day there are people that still wear these things.
My preference to PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES of the DRESS CODE is the "Ascot" or "Cravat" aka neck scarf worn very loosely to feel only the whisper of
air passing the throat area !
Certainly won't pass muster in some camps or clubs but I am not paying any dues to such a restrictive society anyway. So bah hum bug and all that crap !
Since my last wish is to be cremated I don't need to wear anything to my funeral.
The Individual that started all this abomination needs to be hung by a Texas rope by his own creation - drawn and quartered by the court of the Spanish
Inquisition and if alive after all that drowned in the Salem witch tank or head removed (French quillotine) to prevent wearing a tie ever again !!!
The only place I have a use for a tie is a bow tie to go with the full dress Prince Charlie kilt outfit.
I do occasionally like to look nice ! ROFLOL !
So what was this about a necklace as a neck tie anyway ?