Monday, February 19, 2007

The First Appearance of The Tie Which Shall No Longer Be Reviewed By Me

A banker's tie was the somewhat banal offering from Brian Williams tonight. A broad dark blue stripe was intercut with an interior designer-looking gold one, bordered with an odd, nondescript contrasting dark color, or perhaps an opposite-woven band of the blue. But--yawn--I just don't care. This cravat, quite simply, bored me. It lacked panache, style, elan...oh, just any sort of je ne sais quoi. I am left cold and disappointed by this tie. It is like being brought a baloney sandwich on Wonder bread with processed American cheese and mayo when one ordered the duck en croute with chevre and a port wine and date reduction. The former will do in a pinch, but the two are hardly interchangeable.