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Is there a good way to wear a tie with scrubs?

  1. 0 Is there a good way to incorporate a tie with scrubs? I've been wearing scrubs for all of my adult life and I really hate them. I am really a fan of the tunic/smock style that male nurses in the UK wear and I saw at least one person rock the tunic with a bowtie while I was there. What do you guys think?
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  3. Visit  EricJRN profile page
    No. Sorry. Even with standard dress clothes, bowties can make otherwise fairly normal people look like clowns. I admire your creativity, and I'm no fashion guru, but to me this just wouldn't work.
    aTOMicTom, aachavez, loriangel14, and 7 others like this.
  4. Visit  juan de la cruz profile page
    Actually for me, bowties are a better alternative to a regular tie that dangles low and becomes a vector for transmitting infectious organisms. With that said, a scrub top over a dress shirt with a bowtie just seem odd. There are physicians who wear a bowtie with a dress shirt topped with a long white lab hasn't become a fad because not everyone can rock the look.
    Fiona59, Vishwamitr, and AutoRotate like this.
  5. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    I really like the idea of a collered tunic for male nurses, as I never liked the look of men wearing plunging v-neck scrub tops. But I'm at a loss as to why you'd want to wear a bow tie..... unless you want to be like a nurse version of Patch Adams from that Robin Williams movie.
    loriangel14, Fiona59, OCNRN63, and 3 others like this.
  6. Visit  eatmysoxRN profile page
    When I read the title I pictured the strangest thing in my head... I wish I could draw it and show you guys. As for your question, I don't think that would look presentable unless all the other staff wore the same thing. I wish that I could wear jeans and fitted tees to work. I'd love it.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
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  7. Visit  AutoRotate profile page
    I thought this was a joke. Do people in this century wear tunics outside of Renaissance festivals?
  8. Visit  adnrnstudent profile page
    You want to look like a total tool? <grin, only mean that in fun>
  9. Visit  llg profile page
    OK ... I admit ... I am a woman ... and a total spectator here. But the title of the thread attracted my attention. My opinion is that:

    This thread definitely needs some pictures. I can't judge without pictures.
    Pink Rabbit, Altra, nursel56, and 2 others like this.
  10. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    This is what a male nurse's tunic shirt looks like. Like I said, I like the collar. And the "old school orderly" lapel thingie. I'm strongly considering ordering one or two of these....
    loriangel14, Pink Rabbit, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.
  11. Visit  noyesno profile page
    Nope, because it's a fomite.
    Last edit by noyesno on Jan 2, '13
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  12. Visit  deliverator profile page
    where can you get tunic style scrub tops in the US? I don't get many hits on google.
  13. Visit  HouTx profile page
    Maybe try a uniform manufacturer... the picture is interesting. If you guys get bow ties, can we have tiaras?
    aTOMicTom, loriangel14, NellieRN10, and 3 others like this.
  14. Visit  Spika RN profile page
    I admit the tunic does look better then a standard v neck top but I don't think you could rock the bow tie with it, maybe around Halloween or doctor who events other then that naw man, I am with you been wearing scrubs for a long time the only time I wear a tie is when I am teaching class.