What is the purpose of a tie?

@vandana7 (67684)
India
August 6, 2017 6:27am CST
It is something I have been trying to figure out... Here are a few things I could come up with.. a. A dark broad and long tie can save your shirt from the curry attack if you have not learned how not to spill some and eat.. b. A long tie can help like a rope. You don't have to carry one..you already have one around your neck.. c. You can substitute the tie for a kerchief, since kerchief is needed for any of the ladies. d. If you have a leaking pen the dark tie would do the honors of hiding the leakage e. If you have been lazy to stitch those buttons, the tie would hide the broken ones.. I hope I have hit the bull's eye with one of these.. So guys..please enlighten me.
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@MALUSE (43655)
• Uzbekistan
6 Aug 17
Very helpful pieces of advice! :-) I don't know if you're seriously interested in the history of the tie or cravat. If so, there's a lot of info on Wikipedia. Too much to retell here. @Kandae11 In case you may want to read that, too.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the neckband. For other uses, see Cravat (disambiguation). Not to be confused with ascot tie. Croatian baroque poet Ivan Gundulic; the oldest known portrait with a crav
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
Thank you, I was interested...I did not know about Cravat..but I did come close to what it was supposed to be for...
@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 17
@MALUSE Thank you for this link, I knew it as "tie", now I know it's called cravat, we call this accessory "cravatta" in Italian.
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• United States
6 Aug 17
I am not a guy, but I do like ties..they are very useful for lots of purposes ..I have used one to hang clothes on to dry.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
That is loads and loads of common sense..LOL
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• United States
6 Aug 17
@vandana7 Yes once I lived in homeless and gathered ties and made a clothes line.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 17
I only know that my husband hates to wear one, especially in summer, but sometimes circumstances oblige him to wear a tie.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
Why is it that we are still expected to wear clothes that are uncomfortable...SMH..
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 17
@vandana7 Because they are elegant, I love to see my husband well dressed with a tie.
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@ilocosboy (37450)
• Philippines
6 Aug 17
nice pondering the tie, that surely helps when that situation come.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
Yeah..if there is the danger...it will at least be available to tie a knot and leave the world.
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@ilocosboy (37450)
• Philippines
6 Aug 17
@vandana7 which means this is also a good weapon or use it self defense.
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@ilocosboy (37450)
• Philippines
6 Aug 17
@vandana7 really, oh wow. I will keep this in mind.
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@crossbones27 (21403)
• Redlands, California
6 Aug 17
I do not know, I hate dress clothes. Punk rock till I die. Ask Trump he wears the longest. Trump jokes never get old.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
This post is inspired by your president...since I could not make sense of anything about him...including his tie.
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• Redlands, California
6 Aug 17
@vandana7 I hope you impeached him, can't be President of US because us Indians cannot make sense. That would be so awesome. Well funny, we probably be mad someone interfered with our democracy. Whats that Russia already did.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
@crossbones27 .. The US is everybody's business...and Trump is everybody's blonde joke.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Aug 17
I do not understand a tie. I just remember that in primary school and high school I had to wear one with a blazer in winter. It was no fun.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
8 Aug 17
Neither did I! But I wore it for sometime in school..I can't believe I did something as dumb.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Aug 17
@vandana7 , sorry it was also a part of your uniform!
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
8 Aug 17
@bluesa I know, I should started a rebellion...fight for freedom...at least some thought provoking stuff...what a lot of waste of money cutting those tie pieces. Some poor people could have got some clothes to wear...my I am getting good at being a politician..lol
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
6 Aug 17
Lol..I too have wondered about this especially when little children are made to wear it as part of the school uniform in a place that is hot and humid and they break into rashes wearing polyester ties , because cotton ones don't stand well!
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
Somebody said "common sense is not so common"..I guess school principles don't have much of it..
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
6 Aug 17
@vandana7 No not at all, some even insist on the children wearing a coat on certain days
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
@kiran8 .. It gets so weird..so weird...they have enough to carry to the school as it is..:(
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@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
7 Aug 17
Well, you've figured everything out. So why ask the question?
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
7 Aug 17
Till you came here, I did not think tie could be used as whip too..
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@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
7 Aug 17
@vandana7 Yes, so now you know.
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@rebelann (42841)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Aug 17
I like B ..... the thing is it would be handier for someone else who'd want to tie him up
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
Homeless folks use it to make clotheslines...I came to know that here..
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@rebelann (42841)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Aug 17
That's an interesting notion @vandana7 but I wouldn't know about that, I don't wear ties.
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@jobelbojel (8265)
• Philippines
8 Aug 17
I don't use tie. I bought one that I can just attached to the suit. I don't know how to put the tie.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
8 Aug 17
It is silly stuff..smh
• Philippines
8 Aug 17
The only time I used a tie was at my Junior and Senior Prom. And two years ago when my cousin had the worst bartender date ever!
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
8 Aug 17
Let me get this straight, your cousin had a bartender date, and you were around...doing what?
@jstory07 (70026)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Aug 17
Or your boss says wear a tie or get fired.. So you put on a tie.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
8 Aug 17
I will sue him. He has been accepting bribes from the tie manufacturer. Shame. LOL
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
6 Aug 17
I cannot shed a light.Do not wear a tie and have not for well over seventy years.I hate ties.LOL
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
8 Aug 17
Wise man..
@1creekgirl (12016)
• United States
6 Aug 17
That's interesting! I would have never guessed any of those reasons.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
8 Aug 17
I came quite close to its purpose in one. It was to hide dirtiness on shirt. Can you imagine that..lol.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Aug 17
I also thought tie is used to hide buttons. I also had a funny thought about it that it is used to give direction because of the arrow head.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
Aw...look at you...arrow head pointing to?
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@marlina (78116)
• Canada
6 Aug 17
Very interestng point of view about ties. I did wear a tie for a season when it was in fashion, but did not like it one bit.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
I hated them...and those batches...
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
6 Aug 17
good morning.Thank you for the information there
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
Good morning...may be you can shed some light on my doubt.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Aug 17
I love your reasons for wearing a tie!
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
Seriously...it is one thing I could not master wearing..lol
@franxav (5657)
6 Aug 17
You have suggested some good uses of a tie!
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
And I nearly hit the bull's eye with one.
@Kandae11 (40370)
6 Aug 17
I suppose it is just a matter of style. Even women wear them - for style and fashion.
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@vandana7 (67684)
• India
6 Aug 17
Women wearing men's clothes is a way to emphasize we are equal...I guess, as far as us women is concerned...it is only the need to be equal and not ahead..of men. So we wear it..
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