Trinity Tie (imgur.com)

{ExpectationVsReality}

164 ups - 34 downs = 130 votes

40 comments submitted at 10:07:40 on Mar 27, 2014 by XenobiaXD

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  • dashtyle
  • 21 Points
  • 13:37:52, 27 March

You will always look like a goddamned idiot if you wear this knot. Without fail. Without exception. DON'T fucking do it.

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • 2 Points
  • 13:49:27, 27 March

My brother has tied it very well, I'll see if I can get a picture of him with it.

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  • dashtyle
  • 12 Points
  • 13:53:33, 27 March

No, no, it's not about how well someone ties it. It's about looking out of place and tacky and like you're trying too hard. Even when it's tied well.

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • -1 Points
  • 13:59:50, 27 March

Like I said to the other guy, I've never really seen it as tacky.

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  • dashtyle
  • 3 Points
  • 14:06:09, 27 March

I mean, to each his own, I guess. But think about it this way. If you're at an event where you should be wearing a tie, you probably shouldn't be bucking fashion trends. It's the equivalent of popping your collar - you want attention, look at me!

You know what, I probably won't change your mind, and people's aversion to this really can't be explained beyond "it looks stupid." Just think twice before doing this. Really think about whether calling attention to your tie knot is appropriate. If you want to dress well, your whole outfit should be pretty cohesive, and you shouldn't have to resort to any tricks or gimmicks to make it more interesting.

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • -1 Points
  • 14:13:58, 27 March

You know, if you tried hard enough, you could change my mind. Maybe I'd like to stand out a little bit more, it's not like people notice your tie knot anyway. It's like changing the way you lace your shoes. No one really notices, and when they do, it's not like they'll say much about it.

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  • dashtyle
  • 3 Points
  • 14:28:01, 27 March

Exactly. That's a much better analogy than I came up with. You don't want people noticing your tie knot - you want people noticing how well your clothes fit, how you wear items like a blazer or a sweater, how it all comes together. Check out this guy - he's got something that stands out (his red suede jacket) but it isn't screaming for attention - it's the subtlety that makes it work. That, and everything is cohesive. And everything fits. Or this guy. Outfit is simple as can be: white button down, navy pants, brown leather shoes. But if you saw this guy, I bet you'd notice him. His clothes fit, his outfit works, and most of all, it's subtle. He's not crying out for attention - he's just doing his thing, and he's doing it really damn well.

Reading back over what I just wrote, I'm being pretty ambiguous about an outfit "working" or "being cohesive." It's a really hard thing to master, and I'm not saying I'm a perfectly dressed guy over here, but it helps to understand basic looks that look good. Plain white or light blue button downs that fit, straight-legged chinos of just about any color that fit, and a solid pair of shoes, will get you through a lot of different situations - can be business casual, casual, interview attire. And if you have a piece that stands out, like the red suede jacket, only wear one at a time, and like I said earlier, subtlety is key. That's why we think guys who wear Ed Hardy are douchebags.

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • 1 Points
  • 15:01:53, 27 March

You've explained yourself very well, honestly. I can't say you've changed my mind, but you did change my perspective of it.

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  • qwertypolk
  • -2 Points
  • 14:10:30, 27 March

Unfortunately, your opinion aside, this knot is objectively tacky and gimmicky.

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • 2 Points
  • 14:16:37, 27 March

I mean, tackiness is an opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.

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  • qwertypolk
  • -4 Points
  • 14:20:07, 27 March

No no. Your opinion is that you like it regardless of the fact that it is objectively tacky.

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • 4 Points
  • 14:22:41, 27 March

Where'd you pull this fact from? Because some people find it tacky and some people don't. This is called an opinion.

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  • qwertypolk
  • -3 Points
  • 14:54:30, 27 March

From the fact that literally nobody wears it except for people who are totally fashionably ignorant and (here's that word again) 'tacky'.

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • 1 Points
  • 15:02:37, 27 March

Tackiness is an opinion. Why is that hard to understand?

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  • HorseMeatSandwich
  • 4 Points
  • 13:54:15, 27 March

The point is that it doesn't really matter how well you tie the knot. If you're older than 17, it's just tacky and comes across as a cry for attention.

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • -1 Points
  • 13:58:34, 27 March

I've never really seen it as tacky, honestly. It's certainly better than the usual knot everyone else has.

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  • dashtyle
  • 1 Points
  • 14:09:16, 27 March

I replied to you above, but what, in your opinion, makes it better?

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • 1 Points
  • 14:15:35, 27 March

Because a normal knot is boring. Everyone does it. Everyone has seen it, no one cares, blah blah blah. This one is different, and that suddenly makes it tacky and unprofessional?

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  • goots
  • 8 Points
  • 14:22:35, 27 March

> cry for attention

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • -1 Points
  • 14:24:19, 27 March

Where's the cry for attention, though? I guarantee, I have never tied this knot thinking "Oh boy, I hope someone notices me."

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  • goots
  • 8 Points
  • 14:26:15, 27 March

>I have never tied this knot thinking "Oh boy, I hope someone notices me."

That clearly goes against your argument of why one should wear it:

>Because a normal knot is boring. Everyone does it. Everyone has seen it, no one cares, blah blah blah.

Obviously, one does it for attention, according to your own responses.

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  • DickfartMcGee
  • 1 Points
  • 14:32:24, 27 March

Ya caught me. I'm just a big ol' shameless attention whore.

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  • totes_meta_bot
  • 1 Points
  • 16:11:09, 27 March

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