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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tying One On with My Favorite Pal

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her comment...
I would pick the Lt Blue Brown Specs for my husband and son.
My husband loves ties and would love it if our son matched him.



For better or worse, I'm married to a pretty anti-establishment kind of guy. He's definitely not a suit, by any stretch of the word. In fact, I think the only tie he owns is the one he was forced into wearing for his brother's wedding. Sad but true for this unrepentant Mod fetishist. (I had a boyfriend in high school who wore bespoke suits and skinny '60s ties and I never really got over it. The fashion, I mean, not the guy. He threw up in my parents' car after a party once so I got over that one pretty quickly, actually.)

Anyway, this all serves to underscore what a total butt-head my husband is for refusing to be photographed with Jasper in matching ties by My Favorite Pal. Yes, it's true that I had to go out and buy a plain collared shirt for Jasper to wear with his tie, but honestly, the cuteness was so worth it. (You'll see.) My Favorite Pal was founded by Brooke, a mama on a mission. She wanted to find cute dressy clothes for her son to match with her husband, like the boy version of mommy and me fashion: Daddy and Me. But she couldn't find anything and so, being enterprising, she started My Favorite Pal. Currently, she offers 20 necktie styles in sizes ranging from newborn to extra-long adult. They're VERY affordably-priced, from $13 (for boys ties) to $17 (for the extra-long men's tie). And they are beyond cute.



The styles at My Favorite Pal are pretty conservative, so they are perfect for matching most daddies. (Aside from those who feel that neckgear is akin to a noose wrapped around you by The Man, of course.) And for aspiring young businessmen of all ages! I was very impressed with the construction of the ties. All of the boys models feature a unique integrated zipper which allows you to simply unzip the tie to slip it over the head and then zip it up to tighten. It is totally ingenious and makes My Favorite Pal ties much more wearable than the clip-ons I remember from my youth and the strangulation hazard of traditional ties. Even Bob thought the feature was cool and admitted he might be more into wearing ties if the grown-up models had this feature! (So maybe he's less angsty and more lazy, sartorially. Hmm.) I think the finishing details of My Favorite Pal ties are adorable, too:



I love their logo! Simple, but awww-inspiring.



But, really, the big seller is how heart-meltingly sweet My Favorite Pal ties look on little boys. Sure, they're nice looking on dads, but check this out:





You might have noticed that I managed to buy a collared shirt with button-down collars. That don't really unbutton so you can't put a tie through. Nice one, mom. Still, I think Jasper is totally rocking that yuppie St. Elmo's Fire kind of vibe in his My Favorite Pal, no? He's like the littlest corporate raider. Of course, everyone knows we do have an actual anti-establishment fashionista in the house. Roo totally rocks the Black Flower. So new wave with her flowery dress! Hey, maybe these ties should become a mommy and me accessory…



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To enter and win your own set of big guy/little guy ties (a $30 value!), please comment on this post with which pattern you like best at My Favorite Pal and who the lucky recipients would be.


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113 comments:

  1. I like the light green silver stripe best, for my husband and son.

    ce613 at hotmail

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  2. What a cute idea! I like a couple different ones, but one of my favorites is the Blue w/ Orange Specs.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  3. WHAT!! How cute is Jasper in that little tie! Mommy's wittle CEO!

    We pick the "salmon" ties! My husband just picked. Personally I like Black Flower the best. But if we win, Salmon it is.

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  4. I like the "Black Pebble" pattern tie. These ties would be for my husband and my four year old boy. My husband wears ties for work occasionally so I know he would wear his. I'm hoping my four year old would want to wear one too so he could be just like dad. It would so cute!

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  5. Oh, I love the Lt Blue Brown Specs pattern! This would be perfect for my brother-in-law and his son... we were just commenting a few weeks ago that they only needed matching ties because they have matching suits! So cute! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

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  6. I like the black with silver stripe. I would give this to my brother and his son.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  7. I love the light blue royal stripe - I'd give it to my brother in law and his son - he has 5 girls and one boy so this would be a huge hit! Thanks! afdr3d@umkc.edu

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  8. Black Square, for sure .. . would need to get one for The Husband, the 13yr old and the 5 yr old . . . SO cute!

    gemgem76 @ gmail. com

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  9. I love the Lt Green Silver Stripe.

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  10. I would love the black squares for my husband and my boys! Such a great idea!

    tuesdayef (at)aol dotcom

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  11. I think you and I might have had the same boyfriend...hmmm, it had a similar moment too! Anyway, I like the Lt Blue Brown Specs Tie. Thanks!!

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  12. Black w/ Silver Stripe is my pick

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  13. I love the black with silver stripe. They would be for my husband and 3 year old. If I won, I just might have to pick up another one for my 1 year old. Too cute!

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  14. Oooh these are such a cute idea! I love the "Red w/ Red Specs" and it would be for my husband and my oldest son who is 3! Because he loves playing with daddy's ties. This would be wonderful to win!
    Thanks!!

    kenzkween at hotmail dot com

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  15. I like Blue Polka Dot style for my son.

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  16. My favorite design is the black with silver stripe. They'd look so good on my husband and our little guy, which is who I'd give them to!

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  17. I love the light green silver stripe the best! They would be for my husband and son ( I would have to go ahead and get another to match for my other son!)

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  18. Red w/Red Specs is my favorite. It would go to my husband and son.
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  19. great idea! i love the periwinkle fade for my husband and son.

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  20. What a great and adorable idea. I would get this for my husband and little man. I love the Lt Blue Royal Stripe one the best. This is just so cute! Thanks for this giveaway.

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  21. I like the light blue with polka dots. For my husband and son. Thanks

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  22. the black and silver stripe for my husband

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  23. Blue w/ Orange Specs or the blue/silver stripe- would give to brother to use with his son- they would be adorable and dress alike as it is-

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  24. Aw...he looks adorable!! He looks like an uncomfortable guy pretending to be an executive going on a job interview.

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  25. I like the salmon polka dot or the black pebble for my husband and 8yo son.

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  26. Hi, I like the blue polka dot tie for father/son. All of Brooke's ties are great-looking.
    Kathy
    bigfamily8(at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. My pic would be the Lt. green silver stripe for my son and husband.

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  28. I'd pick the black pebble in Dad extra long size for my very tall overseas Navy Step-Son, who at last count was 6'4" tall. I'd like to give it to him after he gets back from his second tour of duty.

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  29. This is amazing. What a genius. I have 3 boys. Now I have to surprise my husband with all matching ties for Great family pictures. My favorite is Lt Blue Brown Specs. If I win I'm gonna have to buy more ;0)! khong0707@yahoo.com

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  30. I love the blue polka dots. These would be for my husband and son. They would look so cute.

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  31. I really like the Lt Yellow w/ Blue Stripes ties. I would love to get these for my husband and my two year old son.

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  32. I do love the salmon polka dot! I'd give these to my husband and little boy who will be here soon! Im getting induced on Monday!!
    num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

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  33. Black with silver stripe is cute. BTW my husband is the same way. He was excited to be a SAHD so he didn't have to wear a tie anymore.
    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. My favorite id the Yellow with Blue Specks! Although, all of them are nice.

    Thanks! peanutpeddler @hotmail.com

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  35. My hubby has to wear a tie every day, so this is great!
    I like the blue with orange specs.

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  36. I would pick Black Pebble for my hubby and soon to be here son!

    elkmeese at yahoo dot com

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  37. My 4 year old son wears his "pilot's outfit" (which is a shirt and tie)almost any day he can! We've got to add to his tie collection, which only consists of 2 right now. The Blue Polka Dot is super cute!

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  38. I love the polka dot ones...the blue and the salmon are cute. My husband and son would be adorable. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  39. I love the red Polka Dot tie! I'd get it for my son.

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  40. I love the red polka dot. Plus it's my oldest son's favorite color so he likes to put red on his brother

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  41. I'd pick "Black Flower" for grandPa and grandSon.

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  42. I think my favorite aspect of these ties is the integrated zipper. Brilliant! You can tell a mommy invented this product.

    I love the Salmon Polka Dot pattern. Beautiful. The ties would be for my nephew and his daddy, my brother.

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  43. I like the light green silver stripe and I would give them to my brand new nephew and brother in law.. they both went through a 20 hour back labor with my sis..

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  44. Jasper looks so handsome in his shirt and tie! I really like the "Light Blue Brown Specs" Tie Set. My husband and youngest son would look great in their matching ties. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  45. Black with silver stripes.
    So cute.

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  46. I like the black with silver stripes. I'd give them to my brother-in-law and his son.

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  47. I like the Black Pebble, it would go with so much.
    I love them all and I think the Dad son pictures are so cute.
    I would give it to my daughter's sister-in-law who has a son this is 3 months old, she dresses him as a little adult, so this would be perfect.
    Thanks for the contest

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  48. So...I REALLY love the Black Flower ties, but I don't know if I could get Little Man's dad to put it on...I also really like the red & black one that they have featured on their home page (and your post), but I couldn't find that one...
    The Black w/Silver stripe and the Red Polka Dot are sweet too...I guess I might have to get them all (w/$5 shipping, can't beat it!)

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  49. I would love to have the Light Green Silver Stripe for my husband and son. What a wonderful gift and surprise for next Easter.

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  50. So so cute!! I love the light blue with polka dots for my son to wear. He'd look adorable!!

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  51. the Black Pebble pattern tie would be wonderful for my little trent.

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  52. We've got three boys and I'm thinking this is exactly what I need to make all my men match for family pictures. Let the suffering at mommy's hands begin! lol
    darbiesmommie[at]gmail[dot]com

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  53. Oops! The red with red specs would be my tie of choice for my boys! :-)

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  54. The yellow with blue specs is my favorite and the ties would be for my nephew and his hero: my brother-in-law!
    belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. my favorite is Lt Yellow w/ Blue Stripes. me and my little nephew would look so spiffy in matching ties. thanks for the giveaway

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  56. the black nad silver stripe for my grandson.

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  57. I love the Black Pebble pattern and would love to win one for my husband and son. What a great idea to have father/son ties!!!!

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  58. I think I would have to go with the blue with orange dots version for my husband and son. Thanks!

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  59. I like the Black pebble pattern, it would be for my oldest son and my hubby!

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  60. My nephew's favorite color is red so my favorite is the red polka dots. It'd be for him and my brother in law. utgal2004 at yahoo dot com.

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  61. I like the black Pebble design for my husband & son

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  62. LIght Blue with Brown specks is too cute and would be so handsome with my men's eye color.
    ceegee24 at hotmail dot com

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  63. I picked the LT yellow/blue stripes for my son and grandson

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  64. I like the black pebble pattern !

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  65. cdrury@gmail.com
    light green silver stripe would be my choice

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  66. light green and silver stripe

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  67. I like the black with silver stripes

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  68. We don't have a son (yet) but I'd love to win this for my favorite nephew and his daddy. I'd go with the Light Blue Dots.
    beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

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  69. I love the blue polka dot one!

    www.stealsdeals.blogspot.com

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

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  70. Adorable! I can totally picture HP and Tigger in the Blue w/ Orange Specs!

    cpamomva at hotmail dot com

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  71. My favorite is the the black with silver stripe!

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  72. Ok - Jasper looks adorable. what a little man :)

    Black Pebble is my favorite

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  73. I like the Black Pebble for my husband and son.

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  74. The black with silver stripe is my favorite!

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  75. I would pick the Lt Blue Brown Specs for my husband and son. My husband loves ties and would love it if our son matched him.

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  76. My fav is the light green with silver stripes. It soooo cute!

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  77. Black with silver stripe is cute.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  78. I love the black pebble for my husband. He never gets treats so I'd treat him with that.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  79. I would like the red with red specs for my grandson.

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  80. I would choose the light green silver stripes tie for a good friend!

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  81. Ok I have 2 little boys and they love dressing up like daddy! Thanks for the chance to win such a cute prize! My favorite is Blue and orange specs!
    cadewill14[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  82. I like the light blue with brown.

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  83. My favorite is the Lt Blue Royal Stripe, for my nephew and his soon to be born son :)

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(DOT)com

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  84. blue with orange specks, for son and my husband

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  85. What a really cute idea. I would choose the pattern of Lt Yellow w/ Blue Stripes for my son and my grandson to wear for their Christmas pictures together. Thank-you.

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  86. light blue royal stripe

    My step son and his son

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  87. I like the Black w/ Silver Stripe. I would give them to my friend for her son.

    Thanks!

    carissaad at aol dot com

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  88. I like the black pebble design. This would be a cute gift for my husband. =)

    sparkofutterance@hotmail.com

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  89. Black pebble for me and my boy.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  90. It would be the red polka dot for my co-grand-kid Nathan and his dad.
    cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com

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  91. The red polka dot tie would be perfect for the youngest boy in our family, my beloved nephew Wesley.

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  92. I like the Red Fade tie for my little cousin

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  93. Adorable! What a great idea!

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  94. I would like the Red Polka Dot tie for my son and Daddy.

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  95. I love the Lt Blue Brown Specs.. for my husband and son.

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  96. These are SO cute! I love the Blue Polka Dot pattern and would give them to my husband and son:)

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  97. I like the black w/silver stripe the best. I would give them to my hsband and son. Gotta confess, I got a little teary eyed thinking of them walking around wearing matching ties!

    murphykatt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  98. i really love the periwinkle :)

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  99. My son and I would be the lucky recipients. I have not bought a new tie in almost a year, and I wear one every day. My son Jack, three, has just started to find out that clothes have more on them than dinosaurs.

    BigDot12@verizon.net

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  100. i pick the black flower for my boyfriend.

    delorezb@yahoo.com

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  101. Lt Blue Royal Stripe for myself.

    roro219708@yahoo.com

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  102. My favorite style is the Blue Royal Stripe. This would be a gift for my brother and his son.

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  103. Black Flower...for my husband and 9-year old son. They were just talking about getting matching ties.

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  104. I love the Black Flower pattern! I would give this great prize to my friend.

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  105. I like the light green silver stripe best, for me.

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  106. I would pick the Black Pebble pattern for my son and husband.

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  107. Red with red specks is my chice for father and son.

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  108. I like the Red Polka Dot best. My husband and granddaughter would be the lucky recipients. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  109. Blue w/ Orange Specs would be nice for my son and grandson

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  110. I like the Blue Square tie for my son!

    jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

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