Monday, September 24, 2007

An American Classic

Imagine leafing through a picture book of early American decorating. Beautiful ceilings of punched tin panels abound. You are intrigued. Luckily, there is an inset that shows the detail, much magnified. Well, paint that panel white and dip the convex punching in turquoise, and you have Mr. Williams's tie this evening. What a curious cravat this is. We have not seen it since 26 February. Clearly, its time had come 'round, and BW, feeling a bit the antiques fancier, felt a return to the past was in order. Some things are just classic and, therefore, never go out of fashion.