I think this outfit might qualify as a "blaze of glory" for my last day at the University of Maryland. By no chance at all, it happens to be the same outfit I wore for my last day at Johns Hopkins University two years ago, so it is now my official "last day suit." (Not that I anticipate ever wearing it again!) Today's tie was handmade by Olive W. Hanson (of linen, I think), and is one of several ties she made that I bought in a large lot, probably an estate lot. I have already waxed nostalgic about the bygone days of homemade ties, so instead of rewaxing I'll direct you to that post.
I won't be wearing ties for the next couple weeks; contrary to popular legend, I don't wear them around the house. We will be packing up in Greenbelt, Maryland, and moving out to Ithaca, New York, for what promises to be a better quality of life. Thus the tie blog will now go on hiatus; thank you for reading, and check back in mid-September!