March 29, 2007

The Tie Project, days 83-89

Well, all this crosswordy stuff is very exciting, but I can't let it make me neglect my tieblogging.

Day 83. This shirt looks a little more brown and less green in the photo than it does in real life, I feel. Or maybe I'm just willing it to be greener with my mind so it'll match the tie better.


Day 84. The color scheme of this shirt always improves my mood somehow. I'm wearing it with a similarly cheerful (and handmade) tie that was a gift from my friend Alexandra. I don't know where she bought it, but I think it was the 1970s.


Day 85. I told you that I'd be wearing the shirt from day 4 again, and I was not lying. It just took me about four months to get around to it. (It was winter!)


Day 86. This is the other tie I received as a gift for contributing to the Business 2.0 article (see day 77). It's yet another Rooster. The shirt was spotted by Rose in a tiny little Chinatown shop just outside the East Broadway subway stop; she rescued it and brought it home for me. That store has never stocked anything with the least bit of merit since.


Day 87. A new combination. Shirt from Filene's Basement, tie from...Cargo, I think. Shirt looks a little oddly taut at the shoulders from me trying to get the camera far enough away from myself to get the full pattern of the fabric in the frame.


Day 88. An old standby. The tie is vintage and the pink bits are starting to get a bit thin in places. (Well, it's been happening for a while, really.) I try to treat it gently.


Day 89. Another new combo, another shirt from Filene's basement. I've had the tie for a while, but I think this is the first time I've worn it. It's much more the sort of tie that one wears with a retro '50s suit and a fedora, which is not quite my idiom. Glad I finally got to give it a day in the sun.


Posted by Francis at 12:01 AM in Ties

Um, just how much closet space DO you have?

Posted by: Toonhead! at March 29, 2007 12:17 AM

I can only respond that shirts are skinny.

Posted by: Francis at March 29, 2007 07:18 AM

I particularly like Day 88.

Does your camera have a swiveling display that lets you see the picture you're taking? If not, that Make mag Erin was carrying had blurb on tiny stick-on mirror for the front of a camera.

Posted by: saphir at March 29, 2007 09:52 AM

It doesn't...I have a general idea about where I need to hold the camera, and after I've taken a shot I flip the camera over to see how the shot was framed and adjust accordingly. The mirror idea is intriguing, but I might be too lazy to implement it. (^_^)

Posted by: Francis at March 29, 2007 10:51 AM

If you took the picture in a mirror, wouldn't it be backwards?

Posted by: Dan Hoey at March 29, 2007 01:06 PM

Francis, your collection of ties is awesome.

If I ever find any excellent ties when I'm thrifting in SF, I'll have to get your address to send them to you!

Posted by: Alison at March 29, 2007 08:12 PM
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