Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Debut Tie: Charcoal Dots On A Field Of White

June is hereby declared Le Mois de Cravates Nouveaux, or in English, The Month of New Ties! This is the fifth entree this month! Tonight's tie of tiny charcoal dots arrayed in martial precision upon a chaste white field reminded me of looking at the engraver's work on US currency using a magnifying glass that I got in a box of Cracker Jack as a prize one time. When I first looked at George Washington's forehead, I thought it was a series of threadlike stripes, but when I held the magnifying glass farther away, I could tell the stripes were actually a series of broken dashes. Sigh...BW and his ties: they make me dig deeply into myself sometimes to plumb their fashion depths.