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
Means you're a queer right? Kinda goofy, huh?
ping to check back later.
There is nothing wrong with purple ties. I have a pasley purple with oxford blue to be wearable with a dress shirt. As long as the tie matches the shirt, there is nothing wrong with it.
Purple is a color for girls, and gays, not for girls and guys. How much difference a single letter makes.
A Congressional Blue-Ribbon Panel needs to look into this
Who cares? The content of a man’s character has nothing to do with the color of his tie....
Means you're a queer right?
Wheres his gal pal from new years eve?
I not only like purple ties, I like men in purple shirts and purple sweaters.
Of all the things going on in the world today, you are bothered by purple ties!
Sorry that is just to rich.
S E I U
Twenty years or so ago, yellow ties were the rage. This stuff comes and goes and means nothing.
To tell the truth, I built up my tie collection when I was younger, and I haven’t bought a new tie in years, if not decades.
Good Lord. Just wear your blue blazer with the red tie and shut up.
What about Purple Thai...?