Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Debut Cravat: Nineteenth Century British Foulard

Oh joy! Oh happy day! This was a tie worth waiting for. I believe it is a Debut Cravat! The field color of this classic foulard print was a plummy carnelian red, and the pattern was tastefully rendered in turquoise cast with pewter. The knot, a four-in-hand, was small and tight, allowing only two small dimples at its base. This tie is reminiscent of a nineteenth century British author's waistcoat: not flamboyant enough to be Oscar Wilde's, mind you, but lovely and fine enough, certainly, to be worn by Lord Byron .