Thifting a few weeks ago in the Mission I came across not one, but two Brooks Brother ties. The first was a grenadine silk weave neck tie, in basically brand new condition. The second, a bow tie. The bow tie was a little more worn, but a little love made it look as good as new. Pretty exciting find for less than 8 bucks total!
I recently re-watch the 2006 film "Stranger Than Fiction". I loved it just as much as the first time, and remember writing post about it, so I dug it up, and my feelings haven't changed too much in the past 5 years.
"What a great surprise, funny, sexy, sad, madly clever, suspenseful, smart and fun to play along with. Will Ferrell is dry and blank, but funny and tragic. Dustin Hoffman, hilariously simple and studious, Maggie Gyllenhaal pins down the sexy and kind role. Great music, simple and subtle digital effects."
An element of the film that was much more clear this time around was the great conservative style on Harold Crick, Will Farrell's character. I suppose that a character obsessed with details would take a bit of care in his own attire, which really stood out to me.
I really enjoyed the simple tie and shirt pairings from almost every scene. The causal looks were splendid as well. Whether wearing a sweater and slacks or having his sleeves rolled up with his tie loosened, the simple details made for a wonderful look throughout the entire film.
This wonderful how to tie a bow tie image comes from Le Noeud Papillon.
Aside from this beautiful image, they also make some gorgeous bow ties. I really like the texture and depth of the Amanda.
I found this image on the Brooks Brother Blog "of Rogues & Gentlemen"
The post goes into great detail about today's far less romantic collars such as The Clifford, The English Spread and the business appropriate Forward Point or Straight Collar. This image really left me wondering if Mr. Lagerfeld wears a Boylston or a Murray Hill, and more importantly, why aren't more men taking that route?