By Tom Quiner
A Quiner’s Diner reader wrote:
“Never trust someone who doesn’t tie a full Windsor.”
This sparked additional reactions:
“EXACTLY! Don’t people know how to tie ties anymore?”
“As far as I can see, they don’t know WHAT a tie is any more. I usually see them w/ a sport coat and open neck shirt w/ no tie…at church, work, and every where. Have you seen the no tuck shirt for men? Now they can omit the tie and be shirt out w/ the jacket. Women dressed like business men in the 80’s. Now the men dress like women. I’m not sure which I dislike more. Well, the giant shoulder pads WERE pretty weird.”
This blog opines that ties are good. Your humble blogger loves an opportunity to put on a suit and tie. Sadly, those opportunities are fewer than ever in these casual times. I am amazed at the shrinking percentage of men who bother with a tie, much less a suit or sports coat, at funerals and weddings.
As a service to Millennials who may not know what a tie is, I post the informative video above which reveals the secrets to tying a full Windsor knot.