Thursday, June 30, 2011
Buffetting : Tie
Do you still remember when was your first time wearing a tie?
Okay, the spring and zipper type you wear in primary school, ain't counted.
Although the tie we were given in secondary school for prefect or students, the meaning behind it was just about school rules, no much significance.
However, the first tie worn for say things like first interview or first annual ball, or first day of work, now that's something worth going "Ah... Tie time."
At least for me.
The first time I wore a tie for formal stuffs, no idea.
But I do know it was my dad's, or my uncle's, or.. what ever. The point is,
It wasn't mine.
And to comply to the interview of JIS I'm having tomorrow, I had to buy my own black tie in order to suit my all-striped shirt.
It was suppose to be some formality or protocol in events that when you wear a striped shirt, plain tie. Plain shirt, striped or patterned tie.
At least, that was what I was informed.
Somehow I feel pathetic. I mean, I'm 20 and I have to get my OWN tie.
Ties are like things that people should buy for you as gifts, and by people I mean really close people, like your mate or other half.
Because its something that you can wear almost everyday, if you are a salary man, or professionals.
And to me its like something personal, close to wallets and watches. The ideal items to give men, to show that you do care, and actually noticed they are in dire need of these items.
But then again, once you have a good number of these items, the gifting should probably change. I mean, there are so many other stuffs like tie clips, or handkerchiefs, or wrist bangles(the ones from guess was really exquisite).
1 for birthday, 1 for valentines, 1 for christmas.
Provided that you are getting serious, the whole thing probably last about 30-40 years? 120 personal items, minus the worn out ones, I think these items are really good gift ideas.
But its so personal, getting it from someone who matters and means most to you makes the item much worth its significance.
Okay, that's all for tie rant. Heading for an interview for the MEXT scholarship tomorrow, wish me luck. If I end up in Japan, I will send in gifts from Japan for you loyal readers.