For those of you who may not know me as well, I wanted to take this opportunity to show you something that is very much a big part of me. I love Ties. I have roughly 80 ties. I have them in all shapes and sizes. I love to wear them. I remember when I was younger, I almost never wore ties and if I had worn one it was almost certainly a clip-on. I remember I didn’t even learn how to tie a tie until I was about 20 years old. That was when I bought my first tie. It was a soft silky two toned red tie. I still own it.
My love affair with ties didn’t start then though.
As the years went I bought, won and inherited more ties. As I worked, I wore my ties. I liked to dress nice. I felt good. I felt professional. I still only wore ties sparingly. One day a colleague asked me why I wore a tie. It was common belief where I worked that if you wore a tie, it was either for an interview or a date after work. I told him I had not had an interview nor date but that I felt good wearing one. It made me feel as if the job I was doing was important. If you dress to feel good you should feel good.
After that exchange was the first iteration of Tie Tuesday. We started a trend of celebrating wearing ties on Tuesdays in the office. It hadn’t lasted long but it was there. So I sparingly wore ties again. My collection at the time was maybe ten ties strong. I would buy a tie here and there but It really picked up toward the end of 2010 early 2011. I was buying more and more ties. I was being more bold in my tie choices. I tried different tie styles. THEN… Somewhere in 2012 I realized I had close to thirty ties and was not wearing them enough. I had so many ties I loved. I loved tying them. I loved pairing them with different shirts and shoes. I learned different ways to tie them. New knots fancy knots. I had fun.
So in middle of 2013 I decided to start show casing my ties. I used my Instagram account as my platform. With well over 50 ties in my inventory I posted every Tuesday. I started off simple then graduated to more complex combos and knots. I even added tutorials. I love it. I love putting on a tie. I love seeing new ties. I love the compliments I get on my ties. I will continue doing it for the foreseeable future so be on the look out for them. You can view them on my Instagram at @Pr1meX.
Happy Tie Tuesday everyone.