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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shiny firmament

Today's tie is from Richard James, Savile Row (the premier London street for fine menswear, in case you didn't know). The woven stars and circles on a lustrous purple field are a product of what I call the Great British Purple Tie Craze of the early aughties. Too bad they had to end; Richard James' current tie selection is rather drab by comparison. Oh well, the purples will be back in another ten years or so.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Missoni for Missoni

I missed getting any Missoni for Target ties during the few minutes that they were available on September 13, so I will just have to make do with my few plain old Missoni ties. This one combines "primitive" graphic elements and stripes; fabric and construction-wise, it is one of the most luxurious ties I own. Note to self: try this out with the charcoal suit next time you wear it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Honeycomb Bunch

This polyester tie in an "interesting" palette of browns and blues and a little too much black is from the aptly-named Cravateur. There is an extant Cravateur Tie Company in South Africa, but I get the feeling that this one originated a little closer to home, and about four decades back in time.