Yesterday I cut my hair short and wore a tie for the first time.
When I walked in the door, I was greeted by the hostess, also wearing a tie of course, who told me we should form a club for girls who tie their own ties.
And so, the mystery: Why do men act as if getting dressed is difficult for them? Tying a tie is roughly on the same level of difficulty as tying shoelaces. It’s not intuitive for most. You have to learn the method. But once you know that, you’re set. There’s a built-in limit to how good you can be at tying things.
Yet people still wear ties without knowing how to tie them. And movies still have scenes where women help grown men get dressed (A YouTube search to find these scenes failed, but they are out there! Pretty Woman for one).
Clearly, there are different ways of tying ties. In fact, there is a trend in British school uniforms for clip-ons because they stop kids from trying to tie their ties in a creative way. Yup, this is considered a problem at British schools: boys who tie their ties in a non-standard way in an effort to be individuals. And in the show Skins, boys wear ties as scarves, which I strangely love.
But if you’re not trying to rebel against the dress code, simply putting on that one accessory is not all that complicated.
Watch and learn everybody:
* I know! Great party theme, right?!?!