23 September 2011

Jeeves: Ties Matter

Jeeves: The tie, if I might suggest it, sir, a shade more tightly knotted. One aims at the perfect butterfly effect. If you will permit me--

Bertie Wooster: What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?

Jeeves: There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter.

P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves and the Impending Doom (1926)


Michael said...

I shoot in a necktie and i work in one as well. I am now often the only person on an airplane in a tie. The wearing of ties in the year of our Lord 2011 is as offensive to the riffraff as were the first tattoos to the "suits" in the 80 s. I find this satisfying.

La Sombra Sofisticada said...

I agree with Jeeves. It is with ties as it is with Champagne: "In victory, you deserve it, in defeat, you need it".

The Devoted Classicist said...

I hope this current trend reverses and gentlemen again wear neckties more often.

NJS said...

Light years away!

NJS said...

The strange thing is that tie sales seem to be booming!

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Yes, yes, yes!

Best Regards,

Ulrich von B.

Vernon said...

I have between 300-500 neckties. I tend to wear but a dozen or so.

In a bar brawl, always remember to shed it straight away; it is a noose around your neck.

Vern Trotter