February 17, 2007

The Tie Project, days 52-56

I've been building up quite a backlog. I think I'm going to have to break the photos up into multiple entries.

Day 52. This is an all-vintage-items-which-I-paid-slightly-too-much-for outfit. The shirt came from a used clothing store just south of Canal which I've only ever been in once, because everything was overpriced. I liked this shirt enough to pay the surcharge, however. The tie is a recent purchase with a similar backstory; it's from a vintage store in the West Village. They had tons of Rooster ties there, but at those prices, I could only bring myself to buy one, and this was my favorite. I have another tie I usually wear with this shirt, but I was looking for an excuse to wear the new tie.


Day 53. A longstanding combo. The tie is one of a batch of ties that I bought from an old roommate of mine, Kenny. He owned a bunch of vintage ties which he'd inherited or acquired in some other fashion from a relative. He didn't so much wear them, and I obviously coveted them, so he offered to sell them to me. He didn't let me pick and choose (I paid a flat rate for the whole batch), but it was worth it, especially since he sold them to me ridiculously cheaply (about $3 a tie, I think).


Day 54. The sunflowers-on-sunflowers combo is a little much even for me in its unmediated form, so I generally wear it with a plain sweater vest to break it up a bit. I actually have a tie which is the exact same sunflower fabric as the shirt, but I never wear it with the shirt. Where's the challenge in that? But it amuses me to own it.


Day 55. I'm not crazy about the two-pocketed safari style that this shirt has going on, but I love the pattern, which goes especially well with this tie that Rose made me a while back. (I believe this is the first tie she made me, in fact.)


Day 56. A old and somewhat tame combo, but I'm fond of it, perhaps because the colors in it are somewhat underrepresented in my wardrobe.


More soon.

Posted by Francis at 02:32 AM in Ties

I luhve the tie from Day 52. That's an outstanding tie. I mean, nothing against the other ties, but 52 is a standout.


Posted by: Vardibidian at February 17, 2007 08:51 AM

I love the patterns on the first tie. But the day 55 combo looks wonderful. Rose, apparently, rocks! :)

Posted by: Janice in GA at February 17, 2007 11:08 AM

Vardibidian: You see why I was willing to pony up 20 bucks for it!

Janice: Yes. Yes she does. (^_^)

Posted by: Francis at February 17, 2007 11:41 AM

$20?? Are you mad? Money doesn't grow on trees, you know.

Have you, by the way, been to Keezer's in Cambridge?


Posted by: Vardibidian at February 17, 2007 02:12 PM

Oh, like you've never dropped a Jackson on a bow tie. No, I've never been to Keezer's; the Garment District is my usual used-clothing haunt when I'm in the Boston area. Good selection of stuff there, then?

Posted by: Francis at February 17, 2007 05:17 PM

The selection isn't wide, but what there is, is choice.


Posted by: Vardibidian at February 17, 2007 09:27 PM
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