Feb 4, 2007

the master of tacky ties

I have found my spiritual mentor.
Every ugly tie has a story, according to their owners.

And to those who love them, ugly ties make a statement that their tasteful counterparts just can't match.

"A plain brown or plain blue tie doesn't say anything. If you can find something with a splash of color on what is otherwise a very dreary day — that to me at least makes a little bit of a difference," said Gosseline.

They also serve another purpose — allowing the wearer to simultaneously attract attention and thumb a nose at convention.

"My general motto in life is to take nothing and nobody seriously, especially not yourself," he said.
My collection isn't quite at 200, but it's getting there.


Aaron said...

He teaches at a school that is half an hour away from my college. Perhaps I should deliver him some sort of gift or note from you next year?

Jim Anderson said...

Hmm... I don't know... maybe he'd be sad to know that others share his nonconformist sense of style (even though they--I--developed it independently).