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Thursday, March 13, 2008

The bow tie's triumphant return

This just in from the fashion dons at The New York Times — the bow tie is back!

But before you start heaping praise on those who've stuck by this venerable accessory all these long years, know this: it's a 20-somethings fad, and the look is quite different than that sported by Justice Alan Page or Lewis A. Remele (and we wouldn’t have it any other way).

Here's how the Times would wear a bow tie:

"It looks sharp with jeans, a white shirt and a solid sport coat, say; or wear a formal black bow tie as an accent, instead of a more colorful and wholesome one. The idea is to avoid a costume-ish look — Southern gentry, Ivy League professor, classical architect, 1960s geek — while hinting at some romantically out-of-it, bespectacled antihero."

I could totally pull that off. You?


Ed Kohler said...

Perhaps married men should have to wear bow ties to prove that they're definitely not on the market.

Michael Krieger, Special Sections Editor said...

Yeah, that's what we need... another form of branding.

Actually, Ed, I wouldn't be surprised if you've got a bow tie tucked away in the closet. You'd make tech look gooooood!