Sunday, June 2, 2013

Necktie

Life of a salaryman is never easy. 

You are constantly on the run. From overtime work to business trips to seminars and trainings. You can only wish everything would stop for a while. And that you won't be in a business suit.

 tie


When I was working back in the Philippines, any business wear would do. But being in Japan, I learned how to dress properly as a salaryman. Everyday you have to be in business suit (coat and tie) regardless of the season. 

I am fine with it except for the necktie. I have a big issue with neckties. I can't properly tie it despite asking for help from friends and checking youtube videos. It's either I will be late, or I'll go to work tie-less. 

To solve this problem, I started buying and using ready-to-wear ties and I found it very convenient. I can fix my tie for 1 second. 

That was my trick. A successful one at that. I introduced this discovery to my officemates and some of them followed me as they found it very convenient too. I think I have over 40 ready-to-wear neckties right now.  No plans to buy new ones though. 

And a bit off-topic, if you want to know me as a salaryman, here's an article / interview about me done by one of my good friends here in Japan. 

Life of a salaryman is constantly on the run. With or without a necktie. 

 /totomai 
2013/06/02

15 comments:

  1. Very entertaining. Yeah! Business suits are the very devil. I once tried wearing a sports jacket and flannels, which coincided with a visit by a 'head office type' to the office. It was gently pointed out to me that dressing like that was no way to advance within the company; what he didn't know was that I had already tendered my resignation.

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    1. luckily for us, this summer we can go to the office without ties.

      ha, that's a pretty funny story. lol

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  2. Curiously I was quite comfortable in a tie and had no trouble in tying one. However all that changed when I came to Australia in the late 1960's and within a year I was heading off into the country where ties were not a requirement, more of an impediment. I had to dress down! Australians understand that you must dress for the climate although in the city ties still abound in the business sector. They fool no one!

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  3. now i am in my garden surrounded by my plants blloming with flowers, drinking coffee, and listening to the beatles, only birds chirping, insects humming and my daughter playing with her friends in my lawn invades my silence, I am now waiting for my wife to finish what she cooks, a humba, kinilaw, and grilled tuna awaits me, as the wind softly touches my skin while the sun sweetly smiles.

    then I woke up, office lunchbreak is over.

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    1. and i thought your account was hacked haha

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  4. gee, those are a lot of ties, did not know you need to have so many of them :) haha. over here, very few people wear ties. the totomai then is now probably totoko :) LOL j/k John :)

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    1. so pede ka pa kapadala necktie sa akon miss beth lol. anong totoko? haha di ko na gets

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  5. 40.. ikaw na.. ako nga isa lang eh, tinatamad pa akong magsuot.. ehehehehe.. bagay naman sa iyo eh.. kagalang-galang.

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    1. i always believe.. haha adik. no choice kelangan daw japorms sa opis lol

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  6. haha very good.
    Actually I like wearing tie. It shows very cool

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    1. luckily this summer we are not required to wear one

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  7. Men have to wear ties at my school in all seasons. However, they don't have to wear suit jackets in the summer. I live in Australia.

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  8. Not a very practical or human fashion. Almost impossible to get rid of...

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  9. Ok , ties are not really great to wear, but it pulls it all together? I love your picture and I really like the way you describe your life as a salaryman! I will be back.

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