Skip to comments.I do not like throw pillows. I find them annoying.
Posted on 05/22/2019 6:43:22 PM PDT by SamAdams76
It does seem that men are wearing neckties less and less. Taking the train to Manhattan, I only see a few men wearing ties these days. I'm thinking maybe they keep their ties at the office and put them on there? After all, not only do I keep a stash of ties in my office but I have my dress shoes there as well so I don't have to wear them back and forth on the train. Instead, I come into the city wearing slip-ons like Mr. Rogers used to put on when he came into his house on that children's TV show. Then I put the dress shoes on in the office where I keep them nice and shiny. I'll go over to Grand Central every now and then to get them shined.
But the neckties are definitely on the wane in corporate America as the trend is to dress down. It is now not uncommon for business executives to come to work in jeans, a sports jacket and an open collar. All the better to sneak out a little early to get in some golf.
I still wear ties most of the time but they have always been a pain for me. I could never get the full Windsor knot down pat because I'm left-handed and have trouble with the instructions like you see on that Art of Manliness website. So I get by with the half-Windsor or the four-in-hand.
Styles do change over time. Back in our Colonial Days, men used to dress more similar to women, with powdered wigs, stockings and often lacy type garments.
So I think in about another 100 years - or perhaps sooner - the necktie will officially be in the dustbin of history. And so I say, good riddance to neckties and the Full Windsor Knot.
I was on the Saw Mill Parkway today traveling to and from business in Tarrytown and was tailgated both ways. I was going about 65-70 mph but still not enough for some people obviously.
All of which puts me in mind of those infernal throw pillows that women like to toss on beds and couches. I hate throw pillows. They seem to serve no purpose whatsoever. When I go to sit on the couch, I toss them aside. When I go to bed, I toss them to the floor.
Can anybody explain the purpose of a throw pillow?
They are uncomfortable to sit on. They are not comfortable to use as a real pillow for sleeping. They look stupid. They get in the way. You just can't sit down on a couch covered with throw pillows unless you get rid of those throw pillows.
Also, throw pillows gets my wife mad at me for no good reason because I am always tossing them around and getting them out of the way. I wish there was no such thing as throw pillows. But that is just my opinion and apparently my opinion counts for squat when it comes to throw pillows.
I think perhaps the purpose is to either hide wear-and-tear on your couch, or (if people are weird enough not to move them) to prevent it.
Have you tried throwing the throw pillows out of the sunroof at tailgaters? That would get their attention and solve 2 of your problems at the same time. Wrap the throw pillows with neckties and you have a teifecta going.
Throw pillows are pretty much synonymous with decorative pillows.
Certainly a matter of national import.
My couch looked much like your couch for a few years, with various colors and patterns on pillows. Then I got tired of pillows.... plus I bought a Karastan rug that fits under the couch and glass-topped coffee table. Clashed with the pillows. Back to just the pillows that match the upholstery, one on either side.
I am a woman. Don’t love fussy foo foo. Clean lines rock.
You answered your own question! They're called throw pillows because you have to throw them somewhere because they're always in the way!
Shouldn’t this be moved to ‘Breaking News’?
Throw pillows are for annoying guests. 1” ball bearings are for the sunroof.
Did you get a coffee table book for the coffee table?
Throw pillows are useful as an extra back cushion, for resting your arms, or for taking a quick nap on the sofa.
You throw them at the TV when asshats come on. Mine get a lot of use!
Business casual, man. Ties are useless, really...just a decorative strip of cloth...kinda like throw pillows.
Leaning directly on the arm of a couch without any intermediating relief can be uncomfortable. I am just saying.
I like your style, sir! Since they are to be thrown away, I assume cheap chinese bearings are OK?
I think that also, you have hit upon a fundamental difference between men and women. Women tend to value things for their aesthetic quality, while men value things for their functionality. For men, if something doesn’t have a functional value then it has no aesthetic one either. For example, if I have a decorative sword on my wall but it’s made of tin, it doesn’t belong there. But if I can pull it down and slice a home intruder in half with it, it’s a beautiful thing. For women, however, a pillow which adds flair but serves no other purpose is purpose enough in itself.
I am taking a mental count of throw pillows in our home. There are at least forty (40) throughput this house and on our deck. I have no idea what they are used for. Unbelievable... Thanks go out to the person who posted this.
I failed tie knot tying. I use fake ones now.
I wear a tie every day for work. Always a double-Windsor.
Been sporting bow ties for the past few years. The trick to bow ties is that you have to have a quality tie. Crappy bow ties never tie right.
Pillows on furniture is stupid.
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