Lower Your Tie Clip
I like this photograph of Sean Connery on a bicycle for a lot of reasons. It’s not only amusing to me, but gives you an idea on how well-fitting clothing allows you to move. It illustrates that “fit” doesn’t exactly mean “ultra slim”.
But there is a small detail worth pointing out in this photo about the functionality of accessories, too. Notice Connery’s tie clip is positioned about half way down his shirt — as I think it should be.
I’ve noticed a lot of guys wearing their tie clips up higher — presumably to show them off — but the tie clip becomes more irrelevant the further up it travels toward your neck.
A tie clip (or tie bar, tie tack or tie pin) should help keep your tie flat against your chest as you wear it, especially without a jacket. This helps keep it from getting in your way as you lean over to do work, eat, or in this case ride a bike without having the wind flap the tie’s blades in your face.
(Photo via fuckyeaholdhollywood, which I’ve really enjoyed recently.)
SOURCE : Wikipédia
Wall Street is the financial district of New York City. It is also the name of the street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River. Over time Wall Street came to signify a geographic location encompassing a commercial downtown Manhattan neighborhood as well as signifying the historical financial center of the United States. The term has become a metonym signifying New York-based financial interests. It is the first permanent home of the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies. Anchored by Wall Street, New York City is one of the principal financial centres of the world.
Several major U.S. stock and other exchanges have headquarters on Wall Street and in the Financial District, including the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYMEX, and NYBOT.
Wall Street is important in a nation such as the United States in which former president Calvin Coolidge once remarked "The business of America is business" and in which rising stock markets are called bulls and falling markets are called bears.
Wall Street est le nom d’une rue située dans le sud de l’arrondissement de Manhattan à New York (États-Unis). Wall Street part à l’est de Broadway en direction de l’East River jusqu’à South Street ; elle traverse une partie du Financial District, un quartier d’affaires.
Au xviie siècle, elle formait la limite nord de la colonie de Nouvelle-Amsterdam appartenant aux Néerlandais. Ceux-ci y avaient construit un mur fait de rondins de bois et de terre, pour se protéger des indiens Lenape et des colons britanniques. Le mur ne fut jamais mis à l’épreuve des batailles mais fut démoli par les Anglais en 1699.
Avec le temps, Wall Street a fini par désigner l’ensemble du quartier ainsi que la plus importante bourse du monde, le New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Par métonymie, l’expression renvoie aujourd’hui au monde de la finance new-yorkaise.
Le Wall Street Journal, qui porte le nom de cette rue, est un quotidien économique dont l’influence est internationale, publié à New York par Dow Jones & Company.
image by harry_nl via flickr
The financial district of New York seen from the Staten Island Ferry
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