Saturday, December 6, 2008

Silk Knit Ties

I may have mentioned in the past that I haven't worn a long tie in many years, due to an unfortunate lapse in judgement on my part. I brought my bride to my favorite haberdashery, where she picked my tie to wear to her brothers wedding. It was so ugly we almost came to blows, and I have been wearing bow ties ever since.
Lately, I have become re enamoured with the old Rooster ties. Ladies, if you are of a certain age, you may remember them as the knit ties with the square bottom. (see above)

I understand that silk is the preferred knit these days, as opposed to the older cotton or wool, but somehow its just starting to feel right.

Should I hold my ground, or is it worth dipping a toe back into long tie land?


initials CG said...

Toad, that is an incredible look. It is a "no shit" elegant look. All the pieces look as they've been just thrown on without any thought. I'm impressed.

EatPlayLove said...

I think it's worth dipping a toe! It elongates your torso with a focal point. I suppose if you are wearing the right tie, it's a good thing.

BTW, there's a little something for you over at my blog today, enjoy! Denise

News Readin' Wife said...

Oh, do dip a toe! It's a great look. Very sophisticated.

Pigtown-Design said...

My dad used to wear those. When he died, I gave all of his beautiful old silk ties to a friend and she made a patchwork pillow with them.

ms. mindless said...

the boy wears them all the time and i LOVE this look. his knit ties are all his father's. he has one or two new ones, but the rest are quite old.