Every ugly tie has a story, according to their owners.My collection isn't quite at 200, but it's getting there.
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.
Feb 4, 2007
the master of tacky ties
I have found my spiritual mentor.