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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Great Tie Swap

I've heard of this event, but I've never seen it for myself...until this past weekend, that is.

I've always known my father and brothers were into ties. They pass them around, and I rarely see them wear the same one twice. It makes sense--there aren't a lot of options to change up a suit.

Well, Saturday, I walked in on what has become quite a production. Here are the ties all in a row. Yep, look at them all. If we equate ties to shoes, then this should silence a lot of men who can't understand why women need brown shoes and black shoes and colored shoes all in casual and formal varieties.
The next shot shows the anticipation of the trade. They were like women in a shoe store, for real. They even rotate who gets to choose first. They each get to take a certain number of ties, and then when the next family gathering comes around, they swap again. I guess this has been going on for a while.
This is great. Anyone who knows the men in my family will not be surprised by this at all.

7 comments:

Thomas said...

Guilty as charged!

Kim said...

Haha! That is great! I am SO using this next time someone makes a comment about shoes!

Daisy Chick said...

You gotta love em...the ties and the Grover boys.

Megan said...

that's really funny. i love a man in a good tie. and honestly, no one should be seen in the same tie twice, a fashion let down!

nathangrover said...

Hey, I just have to say that many of these ties are over a decade old. I don't think that girls can say that about many of the shoes that they still wear! :) Breanne, I'm glad that you got to experience this.

Grover said...

This is not all of the ties. These are the ones that have worn the last month. I will agree to some extent on the girls and shoes comparison, but I think it is more a issue of space, not amount. It is a lot of fun and way to to vary our style.

Brynn said...

I love those guys and their ties!