The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 May 2005

Four-out-of-hand

Wearing a tie, report legions of guys, is uncomfortable: women should appreciate their pain, they argue, since it's very much like wearing pantyhose.

LilRed gives this the "Yeah, right" treatment:

When wearing a necktie in the scorching summer heat gives you a yeast infection, then I'll believe that a tie is just as uncomfortable as pantyhose.

So there.

Then again, I can think of no instance in my life where the presence of a tie has elicited a "Nice neck" response from women.

Oh, well. Pass the Windsorstat-7.

Posted at 9:47 AM to Rag Trade


Okay, yeast infections, stipulated. So what's wrong with a nice garter belt and a pair of stockings?

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 11:05 AM on 23 May 2005

I think I'm the wrong person to ask this question.

Besides, it was 99 degrees here yesterday.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:25 AM on 23 May 2005

Garter belts pinch and cut off the circulation, as do those elastic-topped thigh-highs. But the whole argument over ties and panty hose would be moot if people could figure out how to combined comfort and dignity in one single outfit. So far we have a choice between being itchy and uncomfortable to look grown-up and civilized, and wearing sweat pants, t-shirts, and other such items that are comfortable but make most people look like chimpanzees with multi-colored hide.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 10:48 AM on 24 May 2005

Andrea, you're being sensible. Knock it off. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 2:23 PM on 24 May 2005

Oh, by the way, FWP, LilRed has responded to your stockings/garter-belt proposal.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:26 PM on 24 May 2005