April 16, 2005

Fab ties

Recently, my friend Alexandra bought a tie at a thrift store for me. Here's a picture of it:


But, you see, it is not just any tie -- it is a Beatles tie.


Not sure what's going on in the second of the two pictures. The top one seems like a plausible representation of "Let me whisper in your ear / Say the words you long to hear", but the other one seems more like "Let me whisper to your neck / All the facts you'll want to check" or something.

What Alexandra did not know was that I already owned a Beatles tie -- although I didn't realize this fact until, like, a year after I bought it. What can I say? I never looked at the back. And, I think you'll agree when you see the tie, the fact that it was meant to represent a song is not so much immediately apparent:


I mean, yes, I had noticed that there were recognizable graphic elements in there -- a clock, a phone, people's heads -- but I didn't give it much thought. It all seemed pretty random, and all I cared about was how freakin' well it went with this shirt:


Clearly, these two garments were meant to be together. Frequently, when I wear them, people ask if I bought them as a set. I mean, it would be interesting if Garanimals branched out in this fashion after so many years out of the public consciousness -- but no.

So, anyway -- can you tell what Beatles song this tie is meant to represent? I'll show you another image, from a little higher up on the tie, that may provide a hint:


If you're still stumped, click here for the answer.

(See crappy images of many other ties in the collection here.)

Posted by Francis at 05:33 PM in Ties

I have the "Paperback Writer" tie. Typewritten letters are involved.

Posted by: Eric Berlin at April 16, 2005 06:02 PM

I smell a "Six Things" featuring designs for songs they didn't do.

Posted by: bpd at April 18, 2005 09:33 AM

I got the Yellow Submarine Tie as an XMas prezo a few years back... since I'm not a tie type of guy, it's usually the one I wear when I have to get all dressed up. Goes well with an all black ensemble, tho people at the funeral do tend to stare.

Posted by: Steve at April 18, 2005 09:56 AM