Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tastelessness Abounds...In Houndstooth

From the Busy Division of the Purple Collection, Brian plucks the offensive Pulsating Houndstooth. This horrific cravat wounds the viewer on so many levels: its garish sateen fabric, the miniature print that plays havoc with the camera, and the cheap coloration of plasticene purple and white all combine to make this tie a tawdry panoply of tastelessness. In a perfect fashion fiasco, the knot was so over-tightened, it caused the entire tie to fold up at the edge--perhaps in a metaphor of shame at itself.