What is with ties? I was gussying myself up for a job interview today, going with the rich guy look (blazer, gold buttons; white shirt; gray pants; red tie), and I could not for the life of me get my red tie to tie properly! I tied the bastard 6 times, and each time, it was either too long or too short! So, I angrily removed the red tie, grabbed my blue/silver tie, and *boom* first try, it was perfect. A cocaine-addled businessman couldn't have done it better! A handsome full Windsor, in a silky blue, accentuated over the antique white of my shirt. Simply smashing, if I must say so. So, what gives? Why does my red tie in particular (not my blue one, nor my green one, nor my stars-and-stripes one) give me so much trouble?