What a Strange Question

Stevens.jpgThe Law Blog Question of the Day: What’s the deal with lawyers who wear bow ties?

What kind of a question is that?

Bow ties, in addition to being natty, take less storage space in your closet. Plus it is very hard to spill soup on them, reducing cleaning costs (and, given that silk is so hard to clean, reducing the risk of ruining a favorite tie).

And Justice Stevens wears them.

What more do you need to know?

The only times I wear one of those long flappy things are for funerals (bow ties are too cheerful for funerals) and before trial courts (juries, and even trial court judges may have unpredictable reactions).

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5 Responses to What a Strange Question

  1. Ann Bartow says:

    Given that men rule the world, I’ve always wondered why, within certain cultural groups, they require each other to wear ties. Aren’t even bow ties a little strangley?

  2. michael says:

    It’s always *other* guys who rule the world.

  3. KarenMcL says:

    Paul Simon wore one too – But somehow the sight of Tucker Carlson in a Bow tie gives me the Hebbie-Jebbies! :-)

  4. Ann Bartow says:

    It’s always *other* guys who rule the world.

    Okay, but aren’t those *other* guys troubled by the reduction in blood flow to their heads? Or do they actually like it when their brains go numb from oxygen deprivation? That would explain a lot, come to think of it.

  5. just sayin' says:

    My friend’s dad, a NYC attorney, once advised me never to trust a man who wears a bow tie.

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