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Friday, December 02, 2005

Tino Cosma

This Tino Cosma tie is another great score from the Modaitalia Store. The Cosma family has been making ties since 1946, and launched the fab Tino Cosma line in 1969. Even the name is cool. Say it out loud: "Tino Cosma!" The company branched out into fragrances in 1989 (ho-hum) and shirts in 1999 (they look spiffy). The mod flowers in sea green, cornflower, and wisteria (on the Crayola color scale) serendipitously matched the stripes in this shirt perfectly! They look sort of like non-slip bath decals, and they're overlaid with black outlines of arrowhead leaves, which could be either the climbing houseplant kind (Syngonium podophyllum) or the wetlands kind (Sagittaria latifolia). It's hard to tell, but it's just a drawing on a necktie, after all. There's also a geometric jacquard weave adding a third aesthetic level to the tie.... ... ... ... Which was nice.

(Yes, that is a Fast Show reference.)

1 comment:

cb said...

mesmerizing: the more i look at this tie, the better i like it... good thing it's only a drawing! cb