Friday, January 11, 2008

Off-Kilter Effort Ruins Any Desired Effect

Tonight Brian knots up a cravat of wide stripes in creamy brushed gold and deep navy blue. The gold is pale and has notes of ivory and pewter, and the navy is so dark that it reads black instead of blue, and were it not for the intimacy of the Nightly's very tight closeup shot, I'd have mistaken it for onyx. This tie is, however, maddeningly pedestrian. It has not the lush splendor of the gold and purple striped tie because of the pallor of the gold, the ambiguity of the navy, and the obesity of the stripe. Also peevish was the skewed nature of the knot and dimple this evening. Tossed the whole lot off for me. Sorry.