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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wrigley's Fruit Stripe Gum

That's what Mrs. V. said when she saw this tie, and that says it all, I think. It's from the Upstarts by Fox Hill line of bygone days and is made of an unnamed silky fabric with a wonderful grain to it. It was the perfect tie for one of those glorious, bright, breezy, high-atmospheric-pressure days (if I say so myself).

Thursday, May 07, 2009


This vintage tie from Balenciaga looks like a jigsaw puzzle of a contour map. If you look closely enough you can see the word "Balenciaga" tastefully hidden in the red section. Not quite as tasteful as not being there at all, but at least the design is left to speak for itself.