I got this all the time---as soon as people found out I was the husband of a bow tie haberdashress. Not so much in 2012. Was hoping to get it tonight when I realized I had the freedom to wear a new / old thifted neck tie (which, like almost all my neck ties, are now on bow tie death row), being as I've already worn, and sold, today's bow tie. I did get the question, and was able to impress the inquirer with more of an answer than he bargained for.
Dear neckties: you are still awesome. I have not abandoned you. Love, ARS
This,I am afraid, is sacrilege. Many’s the time I have debated (warned people about) the addictive nature of bow tie wearing (and collecting)…. you will get to a point (however many hundred you accumulate) when you say “no more, I have enough”…but there will always be that new one that comes your way that you Must have and wear.
I remember once, just out of interest, I decided to wear a straight tie. ALL my friends just looked at me and said: “Ray. No. It’s not you.”
and that’s a NICE one…dad was drooling over yesterday’s “last” bow tie but figured he was way too late to order it….!