Tie One On

20 Oct

Since it’s officially fall, allow me to announce that today is the first Tie Thursday of the 2005–06 season. From now until May (or, depending on the weather, June), I’ll be wearing a tie every Thursday, just as I’ve done for the last few years.

The origins of Tie Thursday, at least as far as I’m concerned, are quite simple: I like wearing ties, and felt that as long as I work in a place where every day is casual Friday, then one day a week I should put in some effort and dress up — or at least dress nicer than khakis (or jeans) and a shirt. Of course, when I first started celebrating Tie Thursday at my previous job, it was also to throw people off so that when I went out on job interviews, they wouldn’t be suspicious of my wearing ties or dressing nicer. But since I’m not in the market for new work right now, it’s back to the original raison d’être.

In fact, today I’m wearing jeans and a white oxford shirt — definitely not interview attire. More importantly, I’m wearing a brand new, really stylish tie that my sister and her fiancée bought me on their recent trip to Italy. The brand is Asole & Bottoni, and I’d link you if I could, but the company doesn’t seem to have a web site, and there doesn’t seem to be much about them online. So enjoy the picture instead (if you can see it clearly enough).

In years past I’ve been able to get other people in my office to join me in celebrating Tie Thursday, and I’m hoping this year will be no exception. I know at least one guy was bummed that I didn’t tell him yesterday so he could also wear a tie today. (No kidding.) We have more men here now than we did a year ago, so prospects are good for Tie Thursday catching on this year.

Anyway, that’s enough metrosexual posting for today. Happy Tie Thursday!

One Response to “Tie One On”


  1. What Day Is It, Kids? « Martin's Musings - March 29, 2012

    […] yes, admitting that I celebrate “Argyle Wednesday” — in addition to Tie Thursday — confirms that I am a loser. Just in case there was any […]

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