Skip to comments.A Matter for Serious Consideration - Purple Ties
Posted on 01/06/2013 5:50:38 PM PST by man_in_tx
People: I don't know how to broach this painful topic, but, there is something strange taking place in our country, and, indeed, throughout the entire world.
What is that, you ask? It is the far-too-prevalent, far-too-long-lasting fad of men wearing purple neckties -- light purple, lavender, dark purple, solid, striped, or with patterns.
Now, let me allow for some exceptions, for those with darker skin (blacks, Hispanics, etc), purple ties have probably always been worn, because, due to color-matching issues, folks with darker skin actually look GOOD wearing purple (not just ties, either).
Another obvious exception would be, say, a football player who plays for, say, TCU or the Minnesota Vikings, wearing a shirt and tie on game day. That would mean he is sporting his team colors, and that should be seen as commendable.
But, let's admit it: Normally, a purple tie on a white guy -- be he David "30-Round" Gregory, Charles "Canuck" Krauthammer, John "Wet Cardboard" Boehner, etc -- is not particularly sharp-looking.
Therefore, when I see a white guy on the news wearing a purple tie -- and it is something I have been seeing virtually DAILY for YEARS now, I keep asking myself "why?" I also ask myself, "When is this stupid fad ever going to end?"
Now, this fad is not restricted to politicians. We see purple ties on media types, Brits, etc. It is not even restricted to one side of the aisle, as purple ties are probably seen on Republicans as much as Democrats.
As I am well over 50, I can say that, when I was younger, any white male seen wearing a purple tie years ago, would likely have been thought to be a bit odd, to say the least.
I have wanted to post something on this topic for some time, but I keep thinking the fad will go away, or that someone else will cover the topic. However, it seems that it can no longer wait.
For other freepers who share my concern about this disturbing cultural trend, please feel free to reply sharing links to photos/videos of men in the news wearing purple ties.
Also, please feel free to reply stating whether or not you believe those sporting purple ties in the news are trying to convey a message, and -- if so -- what you believe that message is.
Here are some hypotheses I am considering for what message may be being conveyed by the purple-tie wearers:
- I am all for gay marriage - I am a metrosexual - Memo to the ATF: I am not a gun-owner - I voted for Obama - I hate Rush Limbaugh
I am also asking Freepers to do some soul-searching and seriously consider taking the following pledge for 2013: I will not wear purple ties. Nor will I buy any purple ties as gifts for my friends or family. I will also purpose never fully to trust anyone wearing a purple tie (with acknowledgement of the reasonable exceptions noted above).
This is serous stuff that no one wants to talk about.
Sample link to photo of man wearing purple tie: http://sr.photos2.fotosearch.com/bthumb/ULY/ULY042/u17589494.jpg
Actually, you're correct, as I was told it is a throw-back to the bib that the gluttons wore at the table.
(Most of my ties did have sundry spots on them!)
Nelson Mandela's opponents didn't like them at all.
Our deacon keeps insisting it’s a ROSE vestment on gaudete and laetare Sundays. He’s a macho dude and highly resents the assumption that it is pink.
A white rose, a red rose, or a
“... Actually, you’re correct, as I was told it is a throw-back to the bib that the gluttons wore at the table.”
Heard that one also. Possibly prior to that, the cravat was a scarf/bandana affair, useful as those are.
Au contraire, the tie is a sexual insignia. Just the same as those black triangles the women are all wearing now, formed by low-cut tops and black camisoles.
“This is serous stuff that no one wants to talk about.”
By God, it is. On my monitor they’re yellow ties. What color do you see on the triangles worn by the women?
You are the droll one this day.
When it comes to ties, the Sunday Fox football crew of Bradshaw, Strahan, Johnson and Long are THE snappiest dressers on TV........they bring class to the sport of football.
Thank you: Great post!
Thank you: Great post!
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