Sunday, March 02, 2008

Snuffy P. Smith's Guide to St. Patrick's Day Style, Vol. 1: Ties


My personal St. Patrick's Day tie collection.

The tie is what makes or breaks a St. Patrick's Day outfit. And yes, ties are mandatory. The tie is the one universally accepted piece of flair for men. Therefore, your tie should be reflective of your own personality. A St. Patrick's Day tie should obviously have an Irish theme, or at the very least, have some green in it.

When choosing a tie to wear on St. Patrick's Day, you should consider the color of the jacket you will be wearing (jackets are preferred, but not mandatory). When wearing a green jacket, you should avoid a green tie. You want contrast. A navy or gold/yellow tie would work best. Orange is acceptable, as long as you understand that the orange in the Irish tricolor flag represents Protestantism (Ryan). A pink tie is unacceptable, fratastic, and makes you look like a watermelon. When wearing anything other than a green jacket, or no jacket at all, a green tie should be worn.

15 comments:

Ryan said...

This is weird. I was just out this weekend looking for a solid green tie. No luck, by the way.

Michael said...

Snuffy, any comment on the green searsucker tie that I will once again have?

HANK said...

I think Snuffy reads way too many Vera Bradley catalogs.

Libby Gillins said...

FYI-Preppy gentlemen...You aren't suppose to wear seersucker until after Easter. As much as the ladies love it....Also, seersucker shouldn't be worn after Labor Day. Solid green ties can be found at Steinmart in Savannah. Any man who can pull off wearing pink is a real man.

Michael said...

I will wear searsucker and you will like it. Holy week is close enough for me.

Libby Gillins said...

Don't be surprised if I don't talk to you or stand next to you (it won't be the first time). Aren't you going to be in A? You are going to embarrass your father in his parade? I feel for your family. If people point or take pictures it won't be because you are "Michael L";)

Snuffy said...

Michael, I am a fan of seersucker. Your green seersucker tie is light enough that it would work with th egreen jacket.

Libby, I am also a fan of pink. Just not on St. Patrick's Day.

That is all.

HANK said...

Wearing pink means that a male is weak and has fallen victim to a woman's pressure.

Libby Gillins said...

That is why women love pink! You're catching on.....

fro pup said...

This is completely gay. No man should discuss "spring fashion" with another man. In fact, men should not converse wardrobes prior to an event, that is reserved for the weaker sex.

Michael said...

If you're Fro Pup, does that make your mom Fro Bitch?

Eversmart said...

Fro, please tell us about how your 92 year-old grandfather had 26 kids, or explain how you have an uncle that is 14 years younger than you.

fro pup said...

Michael, your an idiot. I've got bigger bitches to fry. Let me ask your mom what she likes to be called, she's next to me in bed....

I did have a Grandfather that had many children, not with the same woman. If I had an uncle 14 years younger, than he would be 11. Clearly false, why would you even ask?

Is this what you do all day, discuss clothes?

HANK said...

Hey Fro Pup,

Someone told me about your little "do-do" incident at BSS in 3rd grade.

Are we to believe that someone really dropped a mean pile of poo in the middle of the bathroom floor, and you accidently slid 10 feet... covering your uniform from head to toe?

Or, did you lose control of yourself?

I think the later happened.

fro pup said...

Are we still hung up on silly details of grade school? If so, Hank "S.L.", remember the time I kicked your ass?