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Thursday, November 10, 2005


"To do then now would be retro. To do then then was very now-tro, if you will." So said the Folksmen's Mark Shubb (a.k.a. Harry Shearer, a.k.a. Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap) in Christopher Guest's masterful take on the 60s folk-music scene, A Mighty Wind. Retro Design Studios is (was?) all about doing then now, and thus this tie is "retro" and not "vintage." I'd say this marriage of mod geometries and brutalist textures is flippin' sweet! (And not a combination you're likely to find in a vintage tie! "Retro" is not the same as "historical," after all.)

Yes, a mighty wind's a blowin’, 'cross the land and 'cross the sea,
It’s blowin’ peace and freedom, it’s blowin’ equality.
Yes, it’s blowin’ peace and freedom, it’s blowin’ you and me!

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