|Stan Lee's Rants - the creator of Spiderman and Silver Surfer hates neckties|
"Say it ain't so" does Stan Lee really hate ties?
Apparently it is true, Stan Lee hates ties with a passion. If you doubt this please review the Stan's Rants You Tube video below. He blasts his opinion of neckties as a barbaric custom. He demands that there is an end to necktie foolishness.
The creator of Silver Surfer and Spiderman, Stan may have very strange feelings about ties however the Silver Surfer Necktie made by Ralph Marlin is perhaps the most beautiful silk novelty tie ever made. As well, the Spiderman ties are perhaps the most popular novelty ties on the Internet. You want to check the entire super hero tie collection at Nice Tie Store for licensed DC Comics neckties and Marvel Comics ties.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I found this blog post on Storylane while searching the web for any competition to see who is selling Spiderman and other superhero ties. I was reassured again, that there is no competition. We have the greatest collection of Marvel and DC Comic Book Superhero neckties in the world.
Personally I see a major conflict in personalities here and especially with her apparent lack of compassion concerning her boyfriend’s taste in men’s fashion accessories and his desire to express himself in a very creative way. She rants and raves over why anyone should be a slave to fashion after he tries to defend his fondness for wearing a Spiderman tie claiming that it is the latest rage and that it cost 152 Euros in Lyon where he had recently bought it. She actually loses her argument by claiming that “fashion is not what everybody wears but what suits us” and to really sink her authority on this matter she continues, "where is ones personality.” Personality regarding fashion and wear what you like – I rest my case, this relationship is headed for the graveyard, she is choking him and at the same time contradicting herself for the sake of controlling him.
This unique fashion statement is known as a novelty or conversation necktie. Almost anything that can be imagined has been designed as a necktie from cartoon characters to rubber chickens. It is all meant to be fun and the motive behind it is for a man to create a sense of who I am and what I like, not unlike why a man wears a T Shirt or other clothing that illustrate a football team, a hobby or a brand of beer that he fancies.
So what is the big deal if this guy wants to wear a Spiderman tie. If his girlfriend thinks that this is stupid then they lack at least that one thing in common, its that special thing called expression. She is making a big deal out of nothing and even worse she explains that she practically humiliates him over it. Men wear certain ties to make themselves stand out and to be different. Some guys will only wear a Tabasco Theme Tie or a Rep Striped Tie. Clearly it is personality in dressing.
This brings to mind a famous men's fashion qoute -Neckties, “satisfy modern man’s desire to dress in art,” Harry Anderson, American Magician and actor
I can tell you this, if that was me, I would have told her what time is was right there in the middle of the street while she laughed and explained how stupid his Spidy Tie was. I could not, and would not ever change my way for anyone. Unfortunately it gets worse as this guy did give in apparently and removed his necktie and the worse part is that his killer Marvel Comics Collector tie ended up in the trash that night. Someone needs to remind that guy that at the end of the day it will always be a man’s world and if that means having enough style to follow a fashion trend or not to follow a fashion trend that is the way it is. Not that I do not honor the other half of the human species. Actually I believe that females are way smarter then males and the way it is starting to look men have nearly caused enough carnage by purely not thinking or by thinking in an evil manner that civilization has reached a very precarious place.
It may start with a tie or some other thing and before you know it this guy will not be able to do anything or wear anything without his babe’s approval. It reminds me of a very old comic strip from mid last century called Casper Milktoast. My father used to always say “I’m no Casper Milktoast." This popular cartoon always had Casper in a jam as he had to ask his wife’s permission for everything that he did.
It is a trend for sure regarding men's fashion possibly a trend that is has past already as ties are not worn as much as they used to be. None-the-less, Spiderman ties are really cool and guys who wear ties often will want to have one tied around their neck that is makes a statement. I own a Spiderman silk tie in my personal collection that illustrates the first comic book issue “The Amazing Spiderman.” I also own a Silver Surfer tie which I consider to be the most beautiful necktie ever made and a Wolverine tie that is another prize in my tie collection, ( you can check them out below ). Both of those are awesome designs fashioned in fine Italian silk by Mark Abramhoff of the Ralph Marlin Tie Company. He could not afford the royalties that Marvel was demanding and not enough men were wearing ties so he discontinued those ties in 2001 and as well he sold his business soon after - which recently folded up completely.
I had sold out of my entire inventory of Wolverine ties before I kept one for myself but I had a plan. A few years later I was able to wrestle a Wolverine necktie from Mark – it was his personal tie. If my girlfriend would not approve of my taste in neckties and that I also wear cowboy boots with men’s suits or maybe something else that I felt was dear to me - she would not be my girlfriend. I know one thing for sure; some garbage picker got really lucky that night when he found that Spiderman tie in the trash.
Although the superhero ties are no longer made we still have inventory and we as well have a few sources where we can some of them. Maybe that guy dumped his far too serious girlfriend and he will want another “Web Slinging” Marvel Comics Spiderman tie. These ties are not easy to find and he'll be happy if he discovers our Super Hero Ties at Nice Tie Store we have some really cool super hero ties – best collection in the world for sure.
Here is where the story begins - He takes his money from his wallet. Drops some notes into a carved book-like cover on a silver plate. We had had a most delectable and divine dinner! We have known each other for two years and a special friendship arose between us.
He gets up, pulls my chair and helps me into my coat and hands me the beautiful perfumed-special-intention-red-roses. We walk towards a lonely waiting door! What a beautiful night, but I'm almost bursting with laughter, right there and loud. He notices something oddish on my face. How can I tell him I hate his tie!!! It is so ridiculous! I have been controlling my giggles throughout dinner. How can a grown-up man wear a tie with a Spiderman? How can there be any romance whatsoever looking at Spiderman stuck to a strong man's sexy chest?
I had to tell him why I uncontrollably burst out laughing in the middle of the street! "What? You don’t like this tie? It cost one hundred and fifty two Euros in Lyon. It is the latest fashion!" Who cares for fashion that much? Fashion is not what everybody wears, but what suits us! Where is one's own personality? Stuck in the shop-windows?
It's true we are globalizing... but must we all dress the same way? Wear the same shoes? Have the same hair style? Green is fashion? Wear red!
"That evening Spiderman tasted the smelly old rubbish bin in the street! she concluded.
And that is something that Stan Lee, thousands of Spiddy fans and myself can hardly bare to think about.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Najee Hasan, sales and leasing agent at Cerritos Dodge exclaiming what he tells his wife when she complains about him coming home with more ties when there are bills he should be paying.
It was quite a humble beginning, selling ties to car salesmen was as hard as any job imaginable but it worked. It paved the way to becoming a very sucessful necktie reatailer in two of the biggest malls in sothern California andsince the summer of 2000 an Internet success. When I first started selling neckties in 1995 it was a means of getting money to pay for film processing. Though I was a professional photographer I did not pursue the work that paid off in dollars - rather I chose to create photographs that looked like paintings. At least that is often how my photographs were described by on lookers at galleries and by magazine editors. Affording the film was one thing - I often had Kodak or Agfa that gladly provided film at no cost - paying for processing was another.
Hitting the southern California freeways was no easy trail to blaze however pulling into world's largest Auto Mall in Cerritos where the 5 Freeway and the 605 Freeway cross at the center stage of the entire Southland was fun and at times a rather lucrative way to make a buck. It was the "big time" of car dealerships where only the real tough and sleek pros could make it. In Cerritos there are some of the most creative and possibly the most sneaky car salesmen on Earth. So when I pulled into the Dodge of Cerritos Dealership in a black 1966 Lincoln Continental, with suicide doors and naturally a trunk stuffed with ties, it would always be special.
Almost every time I would stop at any car dealership I would have to be careful to stay out of the sight of the General Manager, as it would be the bums rush for me. However dealing with the G.S.M was never a problem. Almost every time the guy in charge of the sales team would not be at all hostile - he was usually my best customer and without fail that guy would insist that I give up ties and sell his cars. "Man if you can hold the attention of all these fing mooches you could be the greatest car salesman ever."
Getting a car salesman to "Lay Down", dealership slang for getting a prospect to surrender his money and sign the deal was no hard trick. You see, car salesmen and ties are like fancy ladies and shoes - they just cannot resist neckties. Not that I was a bad salesman or that I lacked the skills to challenge anyone on anything - I was the best back in the day so I deserved the compliments of the sales manager. Lay down or not I did capture the respect of thousands of car salesmen I did sell alot of ties to them no matter they wanted another tie or not. I was the tie guy and I was appreciated and I earned the respect of salesman of all salesmen . One thing though, when I would close that trunk lid of that black 1966 Lincoln Continental and drive off the lot I always felt like I was not there just to sell them great fashion neckties at great prices but rather, to critique them on personality, style, and creativity. In other words how good they were at bull shitting.
Najee Hasan was a great one for slinging bull shit. After all, the car lot was a big show full of one liners and funny comments. Egos were at stake and it was the definition of dog eat dog - the more clever the man the more strong. For sure selling cars is a very carefully learned skill of telling stories, and explaining things not always truthfully but always with a very honest face. It was just like Shakespeare said, "all the Worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players." I did not think Najee even had a wife, he was just too ugly - he was just clowning but I must admit it sure sounded good - while I was raking in some dough.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
This is the 2nd time I am posting this one, it is that good. These beautiful models are wearing the sexiest bikinis I have ever seen. Not because they are sexy bikinis, it is because they are sexy tie bikinis.
Confused? You won't be after you watch these Brazilian babes model bikinis made from Gianni Versace Neckties, Giogio Armani Neckties, and Loui Vuitton Neckties
Sexy ties and sexy neckties
Sexy uitleg - Tie me up! This lesson in tying neckties is a bit hard to keep your eye on as the beautiful lady is not exactly naked, I can assure you of that, however she is not eaclty dressed either! One thing is for sure, you will learn how to tie a tie because you will watch this more than once.
Como hacer un nudo sexy - How to tie a sexy tie.
If there are two things that I really love you can be sure that they are neckties and Latin women are on top of the list. Check out this really beautiful babe tying a Full Windsor Tie Knot. Then I suggest that you get a necktie out of your closet and practice, practice, practice.
Check out The History of the Windsor Tie Knot and our instructions - diagram
Saturday, November 3, 2012
In the 50's this was excepted and now this
would be a very un-politically correct magazine
ad for Van Heusen to say the least
By contrast I think of Martha Stewart in the full page magazine ads about 40 years ago for Virginia Slims Cigarettes. Her black eye accentuating her beauty along with the caption "I'd rather fight then switch, you've come a long way baby." That was only a decade removed from this advertising campaign pitching men's fashion neckties for Van Heusen, who was considered the top of men's fashion in his day.
As for the ties - necktie design has obviously come a long way also, if you care to check out the really ugly ties illustrated in this Van Heusen tie ad. An old adage comes to mind in this instance, "beauty is in the mind of the beholder." However that hardly seems capable of justifying anything regarding any mind full thought - just like this stupid insensitive ad campaign that demeaned women claiming that if you wore a Van Heusen necktie you would make your wife a submissive slave.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Alex Pavlow took a photo with Instagram.
I guess he is getting all set for Halloween.
Checkout Nice Tie Store for wild ties
I guess he is getting all set for Halloween.
|AC/DC Angus Young wears neckties|
AC/DC's lead guitarist Angus Young is among the top 100 greatest guitarist ever, ranking number 24 according to Rolling Stone. That is without question a well earned title and certainly a position that will receive no argument from me, however I have a certain fondness for the devilish rocker that seems unnatural for such an icon of Rock and Roll. It is his love of neckties that appeals to me especially. Don't get me wrong I think the guy is terrific with or without ties.
According to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Director Hoard Kramer Angus Young first wore his Ashfield High School Boy uniform as a spoof in 1973. His sister Margaret suggested that he perform in full high school uniform with a rep striped tie in future performances which he did, continuing through the next 40 years.
I saw AC/DC live at the Miami Jai-Alai Fronton prior to Angus's use of such a unique rock and roll attire in 1972 dressed in a black and white jump stripped jump suit. He was screaming awesome and held the hall in awe with his guitar licks and his signature strut on stage, in front of a wall of speakers on the very edge of the stage both left and right - a crazy choreography that seemed to defy gravity.
AC/DC's hard rock and roll has a Voodoo like effect;, it's no doubt Angus is not just one of the greatest guitarists ever, he is certainly one of the greatest musicians of all times. So just how does he get away with wearing a conservative rep stripe necktie on stage.
|AC/DC lead guitarist's Angus Young |
signature school boy uniform & necktie
Checkout what Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia has to say about Angus Young and AC/DC
Cool Rock and Roll Music Ties at Nice Tie Store
Click the YouTube link - AC/DC and Angus Young's special brand of rock and roll live from a three concert series in December of 2009 in Buenos Aires Argentina Club Atletico River Plate captured by 32 High Definition cameras
Also click the YouTube link - Gallery Talk: Angus Young and his signature red striped neckties with Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's Howard Kramer
|Ross Stevenson from 3AW693 Breakfast Radio Show discusses the tie AC/DC Angus Young was wearing during the band's first Melbourne show night - Feb 2010 - another take on Angus Young's neckties here|