August 28, 2008

The Tie Project, days 231-240

What with all the recent hits I got for the Tie Project, I thought it behooved me to do another post in case any of those people came back looking for more. So here it is.

Day 231. This is what passes for dressing conservatively round these parts.


Day 232. Yes, that's an owl. This outfit makes me think that I'd really like to see a rap group who all wore shirts like this and called themselves the Seersucker MCs.


Day 233. Probably won't be going back to this combo, though the colors are pretty good together. But the shiny tie with the flannel shirt didn't quite work for me.


Day 234. Now this combo I kind of can't believe I hadn't worn before. Then again, I do kind of have a lot of ties and shirts, so maybe it's not that surprising.


Day 235. I like this combination a lot too. The whole outfit sort of looks like you're seeing it on an old TV with dicey reception, with the faint horizontal lines.


Day 236. I wore this for a tap dance routine that Lorinne and I choreographed together.


Day 237. A recombination of two previously seen garments. I like it.


Day 238. Was I in a hurry this morning or something? The knot is off-center, the shirt is all bunchy at the neck, and it's not a great combination anyway. The blues are totally different.


Day 239. I guess I went with something less complicated after being a little dissatisfied with day 238.


Day 240. The tie is a new acquisition, and is, against all odds of such a thing existing, yet another tie that goes with this shirt, previously seen on day 105.


Next time: Colonel Francis, in the wardrobe, with the tie clip.

Posted by Francis at 01:21 AM in Ties

I asked my 8-year-old to take a look at the Tie Project today.

231: "No, that doesn't go."

232: "Oh, no."

233: "That shirt needs a new tie."

234: "That burns my eyes."

235: "Yeah, that's good."

236: "That looks good."

237: "Okay."

238: "No."

239: "Yes, that's good for Valentine's Day."

240: "Yeah, I like that."

It's hard to understand the child's aesthetic sensibility. I thought it was consistent until he expressed his appreciation of #240. (#240 is bewitching.)

Posted by: Orange at August 28, 2008 11:47 AM

I have to disagree with the 8-year-old on 240. If the blues in 238 are different, what of the pinks in 240? I think that combo has only shape going for it, which to my eye is insufficient.

234 and 235 are both splendid, though.

Posted by: Rubrick at August 28, 2008 01:55 PM

Orange: It might be my M.O. in action -- at first, people think the outfits are strange, but slowly they are won over.

Rubrick: But in 240, the tie has duskier versions of both the pink and blue-gray colors in the shirt, as well as the echoing of the shape. So, basically, I'm right and you're wrong. Except about 234 and 235, where we are both right.

Posted by: Francis at August 28, 2008 02:02 PM

or it could just be that different people like different things?


Posted by: dianna at September 8, 2008 12:41 PM

Well, of course other people's opinions matter in certain situations. If I don't like one of my outfits but someone else does, they may have a point. But not liking an outfit is either an indicator of a deep aesthetic impairment which should be seen to immediately, or (in the case of someone who sometimes likes my outfits and sometimes doesn't) a temporary lapse in judgment, perhaps due to drink or a virus of some sort. In either case, the contradictory opinion can be safely ignored. I thought this was obvious.

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