Nemesis Maximo wrote:
If I wore ties, I would totally wear those to church.
Why in the world would anyone actually wear these?
And business card holders...
Conversation starters. I had a friend once whose everyday wallet was a cheeseburger.
Yep, conversation starters and a great way for fellow fans to bond even if they are practically strangers. Worked for me with one of the gals at my local convenience stores. She noticed my wallet first when I came up to the counter (Optimus on one side, big metal Autobot logo on the other) and just fawned over it. I had to tip my head and point out my Autobot hat to her since I'm so much taller than her and she just squeed with delight over that. Just this last week I got around to bringing her a faction logo for her car since she had to let her previous one go with her old car and that garnered a big ol' bear hug from her.
It's the little things, a shared hobby or mutual interest, that brings folks together, provides a level of kinship. Before this nice woman had seen my hat she had no real idea that it was acceptable for someone in our mutual age range to let our fan-ship show. She thought it was something to keep quiet unless she was around her kids. I showed her otherwise and that's what stuff like these ties, which are totally kick-ass, are good for. I'm looking to get my hand on that Megatron tie. I have an outfit that that would go PERFECT with.