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Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Silk, for all its delicacy, is actually quite a durable fabric. Even more durable is that fabric made from flax stalks, linen. This tie from Kolby of Rome is 70% silk, 30% linen, and 100% suave, and is yet another example of a basic design-- stripes-- nudged into distinction by making them curvy instead of straight. The natural qualities of both fabrics produce a lustrous sheen, and the brown and teal threads are woven to give the stripes rough edges for an artisanal, textured look. In the context of this page (given its company) it looks rather subdued, but it's actually quite striking. Or so I tell myself.

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