Friday, January 18, 2008

Debut Tie...But Not A Delightful One

A Debut Tie doesn't mean a delightful one, and this cravat just misses its mark for me. Glossy black (again) provides the background for closely arranged, slim stripes of fawn and pale, icy blue. This tie should have looked sophisticated, cool, and why didn't it? Was it because of the shiny, chintzy-looking fabric? Was it because the field color was black and provided too much contrast? Was it because the stripes were too crowded together? Would it have been better-looking if there had been no background whatsoever and the fawn and blue had merely been the only two colors? I don't know. But, I'm sure I'll see it again, and I can decide then.