May 13, 2007

The Tie Project, days 120 to 127

I've been a bit lazy about updating...but of course you realize when I'm not updating the blog, I'm constantly thinking about how I should be updating the blog, so it's not like I'm actually getting a reprieve. Anyway: ties.

Day 120. This tie and the tie from day 119 were bought on the same day, at the Chelsea flea market. We were browsing upstairs in the indoor area (in the parking garage) and Rose called me over to say, hey, there are two ties over here you should probably take a look at -- although, knowing how the Chelsea flea market prices its vintage clothes, we both figured any decent ties would probably be exorbitantly expensive. But as it happened, the seller specialized in other things besides clothes, so they were only charging five bucks per tie. Sweet.


Day 121. I really like the texture of this tie -- it's grainy in a way that makes it look like the ovals were cut from wooden dowels.


Day 122. Today I was really just looking for something to wear this tie with, since I liked it and hadn't worn it yet. The shirt does have some orange in it, but I don't think the combo worked especially well.


Day 123. This outfit is all about brown specks on black backgrounds.


Day 124. Rose and I were attending a wedding today, hence the fancy suit -- which I got off the giveaway rack at Cargo, back when I was a copy editor there. I know, I couldn't believe it either. And it fits me perfectly, which just goes to show that there are benefits to being average size. (There are drawbacks, too, mainly that whenever I find a pair of pants I like, there's a very good chance my size will be sold out.)


Day 125. Two never-worn items: shirt from Filene's Basement (the last one from that now-kinda-long-ago shopping trip) and tie from the 7th Avenue flea market in Park Slope, I believe. I'm very pleased with this combination.


Day 126. This outfit is a repeat of day 2, but I hadn't quite gotten the hang of the self-photography then, so the photo I took of it is pretty crappy. Since then, I have learned that indirect light is my friend. So, here it is again, but prettier.


Day 127. People periodically break the Social Interaction With Strangers wall to tell me they like my outfits; this combo is one of the most reliable for eliciting that response. Not sure why this one is so well-loved in particular, but it is pretty fun: orange Escher fish and big shiny orange fisheye-looking dealies.


Next week: another experiment I wasn't fully pleased with, and the outfit which (I believe) spawned the phrase "stealth tie".

Posted by Francis at 02:01 AM in Ties

Day 124 is *very* sharp.

Posted by: Debby at May 13, 2007 03:17 PM

Its super this site and projects,im preparing slik tie exhibitions,for long time my hobby was silk painting and i was working on scarf just for women now searching some info about tie and find this,its amazing,hope that my project will be successful like yours and that i can after all work made my web. store hope so!until now my ties wear just best friends.


Posted by: ziki at May 13, 2007 06:11 PM

I somehow came across your site last night on Google.. somewhere around "six things." Anyway, I've come to the conclusion that you're really awesome. You're the first real blog added to my bookmarks. Have a good day! ^_^

Posted by: Tracy at May 13, 2007 11:07 PM

I agree that Day 122 is not the best combination, but I love the tie. And Day 123 is delicious.

Posted by: India at May 16, 2007 01:54 PM

This is a spectacular blog, Francis. It has brought out in me a particular psychological quirk I didn't realize I possessed: tie envy. Yes, I know some women do wear ties, but the look just wouldn't work for me. I'll enjoy vicariously. You have a new blog fan. --Meredith

Posted by: Meredith Wasinger at May 17, 2007 01:05 PM

Mary! Please find me on FaceBook. SteveValle

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