The Triple Guard Stripe Tie, henceforth the Jennifer Aniston Tie, from Black Fleece, Thom Browne’s line for Brooks Brothers is on sale for $112.50, down from $150.00. Get it for no other reason than to say at a party, “Yeah, it’s that tie.” Hi-Def photo c/o A Continuous Lean.
Monthly Archives: December 2008
With our first serious dumping of chowdah this weekend, I certainly felt the call of the wild. Fairly certain these surfers on Long Island did too. Photos c/o The New York Times.
“Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.” – Oscar Wilde
It’s Friday. You know what that means. It’s time for our Plaidy of the Week.
This week, we bring you the plaidies of Lark, a Vancouver boutique who are modeling Alexander Olch’s beautiful alpaca bow tie. Around town, I’ve noticed quite a few women wearing men’s neckties à la Annie Hall, and it’s nice to see how well this young plaidy sports her bow.
After three days wearing a bow tie to work, never having worn a bow tie to work before, people grew suspicious. We had a company-wide meeting at which the bow tie became a central “talking point.” For the rest of the day, the bow tie – not the man – became the center of attention. No one saw me. I’d been replaced by a glittering, gold and navy bow tie. Today’s lesson learned, if you wear a bow tie too many days in a row, and you’re not known for wearing bow ties, it will become the focus.
Tie, Brooks Brothers
Shirt, Brooks Brothers, Vintage
Khaki Pants, Pre-Drexler J. Crew, circa 1997, 1998
Blazer, Wimbledon Racquet Club, Lord & Taylor, 1997
Argyle Socks, Drexler-Era J. Crew, Fall 2006
Shoes, Florsheim, Wingtip, Vintage
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Just a few of my many favorites available now:
Had the good fortune of catching Oasis at Madison Square Garden tonight. Great seats, better company. Scribbled the following on the ride home, “Champagne Supernova” still ringing in my ears.
Today’s lesson learned, with the right attitude, rather with the right amount of attitude, a bow tie can be worn to a proper rock ‘n roll concert.
Tie, J. Press
Shirt, Polo Ralph Lauren, “Regent,” Classic Fit
Jeans, APC Hipsters, waist 30, Purchased in September 2006, Altered once, Repaired once
Jacket, Vintage from What Comes Around Goes Around
Shoes, Land’s End, Chelsea Boot, Fall 2005