He Said She Said Series #11

Bow Ties and UGGS

By Mike Reid and Bianca Teixeira

This series features Mike Reid and Bianca Teixeira as they answer readers' questions about relationships, style and everything in between. They've written together for various Canadian publications and started a video series by the same name. Now they're back at it, answering your questions at Good Read Magazine.

How do you properly tie a bowtie? – Knot Virgin

Step 1: Get a real bow tie! No clip-ons, no hooks in the back.
Step 2: Where do you buy a real tie? If you want to stunt, Got Style. If you want to ball
on a budget, The Tie Bar or Winners. No joke, you’ll find good stuff at all of them. 
Step 3: Buy at least three bow ties. 1) Black 2) A solid colour that’s found a lot in
your wardrobe 3) A patterned colour that’s found a lot in your wardrobe.
Step 4: Watch GQ's How to Tie a Bow Tie using the word "Dapper" Video

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Bianca: I love how Mike's answer is basically "Go watch this video cuz I don't have a clue!" Get a bowtie with a hook in the back. I'm sorry but I just don't see the need to know how to tie a real bowtie anymore. Ones that clip on the back are just as real-looking as the original. Plus, as a woman who can ACTUALLY get ready in a flash, I don't want to be kept waiting while my man twists and ties a bowtie. And if it begins to untie during your night out, you'll look sloppy. 

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Why do people insist on wearing UGGs outside in the winter? Salt marks are ugly and if you pronate, you look ridiculous. – Foot Police

Mike: I have no idea. Every time I see it I think, "What in the blue hell are they wearing
and why?" And I don't mean the entire UGGs brand, 'cause I've seen some pretty
sweet winter boots for men. Check out the Hannen and Magnusson models, (UGG people, send your boy a pair!). I mean, the slipper/boots people think are made for 3 feet of snow and salted sidewalks. They were originally worn by rebellious Australian surfers, and even Australians think they're ugly and don't belong in the snow. However, since us North Americans will buy anything, they keep selling it to us. But maybe I'm missing something… Bianca?

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Bianca: Those things are hella comfy, warm and you can wear them without any
goddamn socks. Screw both of you.

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Send your questions to goodreadmag@gmail.com with the Subject: '#HSSS', and we'll try to get them answered by Bianca and Mike. (Please note, not all questions are answered and/or published.)