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How Should a Giraffe Tie His Necktie

How should a giraffe tie his tie
How should a Giraffe tie his tie
Well, to start with a giraffe should tie a Windsor Necktie Knot because he would not want to tie his tie without the fashionable trending symmetrical knot.

I came across a website for Colorado 9News from November 30th, 2016 that had a most interesting post concerning neckties.  The title says it all; "How Should a Giraffe Tie His Tie?"

The origin of the question regarding this novel fashion statement was from a funny tweet "When giraffes go to work do you think they put the tie at the top or bottom of their necks? Asking for a friend"  You can see the funny tweet from comedian Jeremy Hammond from Brooklyn by clicking the link above.

It was under the heading of "A Random Internet Debate" which clearly made a point that the nation is so divided over the Presidential Election that maybe this would be a fun diversion.  I could not have agreed more.  Sounds irrelevant, hardly.  This tweet and the follow-up articles on web blogs and websites, radio, and television went viral. Among the traction that this fun Tweet received included The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Fox News Insider, Reddit, and Mashable, etc.  And for good reason - there is possibly a deeper reason beyond having fun.

USA Today did a fairly extensive article on this topic which included some critical fashion critiquing. ".... Most ( people ) have concluded that they would wear the tie at the bottom of the neck, because that’s where a human wears a tie. And a dress shirt goes to the bottom of the neck, so if a tie is placed under the collar, the answer would have to be the bottom of the neck.  My colleague Ted Berg brings up a rather compelling counterpoint: Maybe they make different shirts for giraffes. It’s an interesting theory, but has been debunked by this very scientific photo of a giraffe wearing a collared shirt:." read more here - USA TODAY, The internet is locked in an intense debate on how a giraffe would wear a neck tie

Oddly enough, I have thought about this before. About three years ago, I had discovered the notion of a giraffe tying his tie as an obscure method of what a businessman's needs are when it comes to hotels.  I posted a Mariott TV Commercial that I thought worthy on my blog in January of 2014 for fun without realizing the implications that a giraffe having to tie a tie was as a metaphor for many men and their frustration with knotting neckties.  You may see the commercial here A Giraffe Businessman Ties his Tie For Work.   It is their long necks that make them such a spectacular sight, and as well their out of the norm physique that creates their unique needs for comfort.  A bit extreme, however, just think about how a demanding a businessman can be as a guest for a hotel.  Someone was paid big bucks to create this campaign for Mariott and the very smart people at Mariott bought it which quite creatively gets the point across that Marriott Hotels are perfect for businessmen or in the case of the commercial -a business-giraffes.

A giraffe wear a suit and necktie
A giraffe wearing a suit a tie
The reaction online as to how a giraffe would tie his tie is remarkable. It is a stretch but is more than just a fun topic as USA Today Journalist Steven Ruiz points out   Tying a tie is a very demanding task and getting it wrong can be embarrassing. To be clear about this point just think about the press coverage President Trump received when his tie was tied way too long at his inauguration. If a tie is tied too short he will look fat and stupid and if it is too long he will get the similar wrath that President Trump received when he tied his tie long enough to pee on.

I took the time to create some really nice Photo-Shopped images that emphasize both neckties tied high up the neck under the giraffe's chin and lower above the giraffe's shoulder line. I even created a photo of a giraffe wearing a suit and tie which suggests to making it more sensible that a giraffe would not tie his tie below his chin because this would make his wearing a suit with his tie impractical - unless he had his shirts and suits with exceptionally wide collars. That would be a really unconventional and uncomfortable shirt and suit to dress in.

Additionally, I have a page on my retail website that is home to a creative collection of my original art that I call Neckties In Photo Art ( click this link ) that includes a tiger wearing a necktie, and a Gorilla wearing a tie.  In both cases, these dapper jungle beasts are wearing suits and ties which made sense to me and gave me the insight to having a giraffe wear a suit and necktie.

The funny tweet actually had some merit to it considering the giraffe's lengthy neck. Let us not forget that the giraffe has to get it right just like a man does when he ties his tie.  Whoever dreamt up the Marriott TV Commercial had a similar thought when creatively using a giraffe as an example to convey that the Marriott has accommodations that are very comfortable and easy to feel at home in.  If you watch the video the giraffe ties his tie right in the middle of his neck, go figure!  The photo below illustrates giraffes trending wearing ties below their chin and just above the shoulder.  You can comment which is your favorite concept for giraffe necktie fashion.
When giraffes go to work do you think they put the tie at the top or bottom of their necks?
When giraffes go to work do you think they put the tie at the top or bottom of their necks?

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