Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Purple, Yes, But Ever So Tasteful

If you must wear a purple tie, then this is the Purple Tie To Wear. Deep, rich concord silk is scattered with small, almost picaresque ovals of white rimmed with barely-blue. This gorgeous cravat has been absent since 5 December, and it has been missed. Its tasteful lushness brings to mind well-placed cushions brought by unobtrusive servants who quietly slip a bolster behind the small of your back as you lean forward ever so slightly to add a slice of lemon to your Earl Grey.