Why design ugly men’s ties?
For fun, and because I’m really good at it. Although, to be honest, after some of the ugly ties I’ve seen from NFL logos floating all over the tie to Bulldog ties – it took some work to get past them in ugly.
And, because it is summertime and spring coming – there should be some bright, vibrant fun ties for men (and women) to wear in the office, to give as gifts at office parties and something to give Dad for Fathers’ Day that he can’t afford to wear or to give away. My sister taught me that once when she bought me a Victrola floor model – she said it was because it was too ugly to get shed of it and I would have to keep it and remember her. Same thing.
But, too – I’ve already noted that the artwork I’ve been doing all these years is not the same as tattoos, nor the same as other tshirt design stuff, and not the same as other home decor things. And, maybe I’m missing the big book of what it should be and what it should look like . . .
Which is not bad in the proper frame of reference, but in some ways – it means I don’t know why to not wear a tshirt with a magnolia flower on it from a big pretty photograph and I don’t understand why all men’s ties have to be flat, single color, or boring. Or – all of the above.
And, I don’t know why every occasion must have a man dress in a tie that looks like every other men’s tie. The fact is – that is not a good negotiating tactic. If you want to get your opponents’ minds off the matter at hand, what better way to do that than to have a tie that makes them think of somewhere else. Or, at the very least – makes them wonder why you’re there and what else you’ve got up your sleeve. I don’t know if a tie could do that, but it could be a game changer.
Especially it could be a game changer if it was a tie or iPad cover as different as some the ones I’ve created. “Is that peeling paint on your tie?” would be the only thing in the mind of someone having to look at that through a meeting – so maybe not for a meeting. But for church – yeah, that would work.
It takes a sense of adventure to live in this world anyway, why not have a little more fun with it occasionally – birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, conventions, comic con, strange science and engineering conferences – at the very least, these could be amazingly enhanced by the ugly ties I’ve designed – and some of the other products.
But, maybe not – in New York City a year and a half ago, everywhere I looked it was a sea of black and grey clothing – not hardly a color in sight. The nice green slacks and sweater I was wearing made it easy to spot me in a crowd because I was alone in a sea of black coats, black umbrellas, black purses, black pants and occasionally a grey hoodie or two. This last season, there was a little more color here and there, but not much and if I stood at the bottom of the escalator in any of the corporate offices – who knows what would be there besides clothing that looks like it was designed in 1930 something.
Well,maybe this won’t ever be a New York City tie –
It should be, though – because they sure do need it. (And, believe it or not – it was designed in New York City a few days ago from art I did in Atlanta some years ago for something to do – that makes it a hybrid ugley tie.)
What any office needs is a little color – Mens Tie by CricketDiane
Sell art online at Zazzle.
So, maybe not. But, there is a lot of fun to be had wearing an ugly tie, even if you take another one that is solid color along in your pocket, just in case its needed. And there is a lot of fun in donning something a bit more colorful on a number of nifty times when a party atmosphere is in the air. So, why did I design them? Because the world needs to lighten up a little.