burj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 892 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Wow...if you buy a carpet at the airport...does that make it a "Flying Carpet"??
You talked about the dress code in Part 1, but could you talk about ties?
I know that Iranian men don't wear ties and this is noticeable on the male flight crew where they otherwise wear the normal "western" pilots uniform...but not the tie... If a foreigner visits Iran would wearing a tie be a bad idea?
gabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 2800 posts, RR: 15 Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Wow, there were some great pictures there - very interesting insights into Iran. One of my friends went on holiday there during the election last year (or was it this year) - he loved it, despite being a bit scary at times. Is the B707 still flying there? Really fancy a trip there, but getting a visa is such a hassle for British.
oa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26022 posts, RR: 58 Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 31577 times:
Another great 2nd part. The photos are so revealing of life in Iran and at the airport. Love the crafts and carpets. I have a Persian rug in my house which I got as a gift and flew it back on IR from THR-LHR with me.
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omidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 30340 times:
Thank you all for your kind comments and lovely stories/ memories
@Burj- lol to the flying carpet also yes gov of Iran does not allow Iranian men to wear ties because they know it to be a western thing and they are trying so hard not to westernize Iran but Iranians are very modern people and want to be up to date with fashion etc so it's nonsense but ties are not seen widely in Iran due to the restriction from the gov. Man we have a nasty gov.
burj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 892 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 29051 times:
Quoting omidp (Reply 6): yes gov of Iran does not allow Iranian men to wear ties because they know it to be a western thing and they are trying so hard not to westernize
Right this is the part I'm confused by...historically in Iran/Persia what did men where? Did they wear shirts and pants/trousers?
My point being that once you are wearing western shirts and pants...isn't it arbitrary to say that a TIE is too western?
I know in some countries, Pakistan, India, Arab countries etc...if you are a man and don't want to wear western clothes, you wear the TRADITIONAL clothes....but if you wear western clothes, then you wear all of it...
omidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 28692 times:
@777 way- But many including me find that conservative side very sad and boring and many of those conservative side you saw were fake. Many people are not religious and since they work for the government offices etc. They have to wear conservative clothes or chadors for women so that they don't loose their jobs. In Iran sadly everyone has to fake that they are religious. Our gov. loves to see everyone to be conservative and if u are not they don't like it at all.
@Burj- I don't know neither why ties are not allowed while almost everyone in Iran has wears modern western outfits. we have a very stupid gov. and they can't force people in all ways and in Iran only in villages you can find traditional outfits not in cities anymore.
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3134 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 27439 times:
Truly excellent pictures from Iran - the country is looking beautiful and very contemporary through these pictures! Hearing about the country through the "western press" - it sounds like a hell-hole (my perception, may not be their words), but the pictures reveal it in a totally different light. Kudos to your TR for changing perceptions!
wexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 21436 times:
The photos are very interresting at showing the dress code. It's so interesting to see that even such a simple thing like a tie can be contentuos. Living in a very liberal country it is hard to comprehend such strict rules on such a simple thing as what you wear! These photos make me very curious to visit Iran and get first hand experience of the country.
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