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Tie Pins and Tie Tacks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton Jul 21. 11 Replies

Hi, I do realise there are probably many posts on this subject, so I'm happy of course for it to be moved.  But I want to discuss not only tie tacks and pins, but the definitions, and maybe also tie…Continue

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Buy Boots Too Big Or Too Small?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Malo Schneider Jul 2, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi,I'm sure it's been asked a million times.  I want to buy some H Hudson Herman boots.  I have the option of a 7 or an 8.   I feel the best size for me may be a 7.5.  Should I get slightly too small…Continue

 

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Rick Shelton replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"If the tack is a decent one you can get a new pin soldered on at a jewelers, you can use pencil erasers on the inside of the tie by just poking the pin into the eraser, or purchase a new receiver for the pin."
Jul 21
Anthony Williams replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"Tie tacks can look sharp, but a) they are sharp, and can put a hole in the tie and b) even if that doesn't happen, the catch on the pin will wear down so that eventually it doesn't stay stuck in the holder.  I've never looked…"
Jul 21
Rick Shelton replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"I'm not a fan of tie bars.  Even though the tacks mess with the fabric of the tie I figure that's just a cost that needs to be absorbed for my sense of fashion.  I've thought about the tie chains but haven't found one…"
Jul 21
Carl Malo Schneider replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"Oh, sorry, I thought you were talking of those that form part of a collar bar.  I've not seen Mad Man.  I do like the Great Gatsby style though..."
Jul 21
Native Son replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"Keeps your necktie out of the soup or the shredder for starters. It doesn't mess with the fabric of the tie. You don't need several of them to accommodate different widths of ties. And I'm not talking about the ones that are part of a…"
Jul 20
Carl Malo Schneider replied to Hey Man's discussion What Are Your Favorite Tobacco Colognes?
"Whiskey by 'Evaflor'... Smalls like pipe tobacco and, well, whiskey... "
Jul 20
Carl Malo Schneider replied to Dan Sharman's discussion Getting down and doing it
"Don't start with an unrealistic goal.  many times I've set my alarm for an hour earlier on a week (work) day to walk to the Top of Mount Torrens and back and did it only once.  Ten years in the army, you would have thought, would…"
Jul 20
Carl Malo Schneider replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"Yeah, I've seen those, not bad.  Not really sure how'd they be of MUCH use, though... "
Jul 20
Native Son replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"A suggestion for something you might try.  A Tie Chain.  Basically a short length of chain attached to a horizontal bar that hooks over a shirt button.  NO holes in the tie, and keeps the tie from flopping around loose.…"
Jul 19
Carl Malo Schneider replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"Sorry, now I've got the terms mixed up, I mean tie tack and collar bar..."
Jul 19
Native Son replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"Should you wear a tie tack and a tie bar at the same time?  No."
Jul 19
Ian Brett Cooper replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"The first and only time I used a tie pin it ruined the tie. I threw the pin away and never used a tie pin or any tie restraint again. If I need my tie to be restrained, I tuck it into my shirt between the buttons."
Jul 19
Daniel Rodriguez replied to Carl Malo Schneider's discussion Tie Pins and Tie Tacks
"One can state that such items hurt a tie. I was taught a way, that I think is military, of tucking the lowermost part of the tie into the shirt itself to prevent dangling and floppiness in wind."
Jul 19
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Tie Pins and Tie Tacks

Hi, I do realise there are probably many posts on this subject, so I'm happy of course for it to be moved.  But I want to discuss not only tie tacks and pins, but the definitions, and maybe also tie bars. Normally, I don't wear a tie.  I used to years ago, and also liked tie bars, but I got in to the mind set that ties were 'stupid', generally hard to keep clean, demonstrated that 'you're workin' for The Man' and 'passe'.  I do wear suits to work, and like to wear odd jackets.  I almost always…See More
Jul 19
Carl Malo Schneider replied to Jerry Perez's discussion First shave with Safety razor. Some questions!
"1.  The prep sounds fine.  Short strokes are correct, but you're saying 'downward' and 'upward'.  Forget those terms.  Make the first pass with the grain (WTG) and the second against the grain (ATG).…"
Sep 15, 2013
Carl Malo Schneider replied to Jacob Neel's discussion Aftershaves and Colognes- Whats the difference, Please any natural recipes for both are welcome.
"Hey.  You should give this site a go http://www.etsy.com/shop/ScodioliCreative?section_id=10615250.  The 'Step Right Up' is a nice scent; and it's nice on your skin.  Exactly how did the straight break?  Was it the…"
May 2, 2013

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