Necklace as... neck tie?

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Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Steve » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:39 am

I've never considered myself much of one for jewelery--for whatever reason--but I came across this photo and was struck by the use of the necklace. I've never seen anyone place it over a shirt quite like this and I think I like it but I'm not sure what contexts this would even work in. Neither do I have any (nor ready access to) necklace to experiment with, so this may have to stew on the "theoretical" backburner for awhile.

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I'd like to hear other thoughts on this.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Caultron » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:42 am

Interesting look, although the facial piercings aren't exactly my style.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Steve » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:48 am

Caultron wrote:Interesting look, although the facial piercings aren't exactly my style.

I concur; that's one aspect of the look I don't intend to emulate.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby dillon » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:49 am

I could see how chain or perhaps beads could be used in something like a bolo tie.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby skirted_in_SF » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:50 am

Isn't the gold chain look kind of Hip-Hop?
Then again, how would I know? It's well out of my age range. On the other hand, I wear a necklace every day, almost always under my shirt. On Fridays and weekends they are visible with an open neck shirt.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Grok » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:01 am

dillon wrote:I could see how chain or perhaps beads could be used in something like a bolo tie.
Interesting idea, diversifying bolo ties. We need all the variety we can get.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby john62 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:18 am

Everything good but the nose object.

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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Grok » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:41 pm

I have never been into jewelry, but yes, I could see why a man might choose a necklace as his version of a tie.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby crfriend » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:16 pm

I've got a bolo tie that I occasionally wear, and I used to have a necklace that I wore all the time until the charm on it (a unicorn) was so badly battered that it was no longer really recognizable and wouldn't take to being soldered back together any longer.

Before the unicorn necklace, I had a 1960s-era disk-drive head of what looked like stainless steel, but was probably something else, that I wish I could find but am sure it's long gone. (Later ones were made of ceramics, and modern ones need a very powerful magnifier to see.) I might get another simple chain, though.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Couya » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:07 am

Just to show you what I wear.

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It gets far more appreciative comments than my skirts/kilts ever do.
Although sold in a women's shop, the straight edges and 90° corners have nothing feminine imho.
Reminiscent of ancient Greek patterns, I think.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Sinned » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:54 pm

I wear under my top a medium-weight round-link gold necklace at the moment with MOH's wedding ring on it. The ring was getting tight on her finger and with some difficulty she managed to remove it ( the ring, not the finger ) so she wears another gold ring at the moment. I would add mine to it but, having put on weight over the years, it is on in such a way that the flesh in between the ring and the first joint has subcutaneous fat deposited to extent that I'd never get it off. The skin under the ring though is devoid of fat so that it is quite loose at that point.

And Mrtn I don't think it looks feminine at all. Vaguely Greek in its styling.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby dillon » Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:02 am

Nice style, Martin.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Kirbstone » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:31 am

Nice detailing, Martin, but I expect those little slippers wouldn't take you far up Mont Blanc! Being the same weight as the day we married I have no difficulty getting my ring off and inspecting the date in the inside....4-1-69.

Apart from obligatory ties for consultations at work, I only wear a 'necklace' of keys when I gain access to the lock-up boathouse on the local Blessington reservoir lake to access my single racing sculling boat. I wear the keys thus so I don't mislay them, which would be inconvenient, to say the least.
They are kept in a local resident's post-locker, so boat owners can access them, so I have to remember to return them every time.

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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Grok » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:19 pm

Couya wrote:Just to show you what I wear.

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It gets far more appreciative comments than my skirts/kilts ever do.
Although sold in a women's shop, the straight edges and 90° corners have nothing feminine imho.
Reminiscent of ancient Greek patterns, I think.
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Re: Necklace as... neck tie?

Postby Grok » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:20 pm

I took a look at a number of different forums, regarding jewelry worn by men. Generally, the people posting wanted to restrict men to the same old/same old. Permissible-a watch, perhaps a ring. Items traditionally worn on clothing, such as tie clasps and cufflinks. Otherwise, people used terms such as weird or effeminate.
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