And the winner is ...
stripes! Shawn conceded defeat this morning. That's right, Shawn is a solid kind of guy while I am Miss Stripey McStriperson.
The other winner is...
Ben! (and I only counted his vote once, even though he presented a valid argument for having 4 votes.)
I took all the comments and entered them into a list randomizer. I tried to put a picture of it here but I couldn't figure out how. Don't judge me - it's Monday and my brain hasn't kicked into gear yet. This is the week I've decided to cut back on my caffeine intake. It's not pretty. I've been at work for 2 hours and this post is the most productive thing I've done all day.
So thanks to everyone who played along. I hadn't even considered the merits of the solid ties because I was too busy hating them. I hate them less, now that you've pointed out that they aren't total crap (I really thought that everyone would be all "solids are ugly!") I didn't pick up on the formal / non formal aspect of the solids vs the stripes.
So Ben, if you're not concerned about me stalking you, email me your address and I'll send you the Bitchin' Summer 2008 Road Trippin' Soundtrack.
ninjahills at gmail dot com