I have a confession to make - When I was a teenager in the mid 80's, I bought skinny leather ties, and I loved them. God, it feels good to admit my fashion failure after all of these decades. A skinny leather tie? Ughhhh. Damn you Daryl Hall.

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That's how old I am, when we went shopping for fashionable clothing in 1986, you went to  Chess King, G. Fox, or Merry Go Round in the Naugatuck Valley Mall and the Playboy Store in the Colonial Plaza.

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