Special added bonus: Weekend Edition!

So, via the magic of wireless signals and the ingenuity, and chutzpah, of Al Gore (Version Junior), I get to sit at my laptop, in the privacy of my flat, sip coffee and peruse ties in what my Cajun family call caleçons.

My good friend Pat Hughes (check out his company, Inclusion Solutions…he’s an all-around great guy) turned me onto a tie designer located in Chicago–The Lee Allison Company. I dig the way the website plays out: when you look at a tie, they helpfully suggest others. The choice of fabrics is amazingly varied. Neckties are regularly priced at $90; bowties $52. That, as you probably can assume, is steep for thrifty old moi, but looking is free. They seemed to have over 100 tie styles (sound familiar?), even more with all the color choices within a particular pattern.

They have a loft studio in Bucktown…may have to take a field trip down there, if I can get my mom to sign my permission slip, that is.

The good, the bad, the worn.

While I sip on my coffee du jour, I’m pondering what I can do as 100 Days, 100 Ties marches on. It’s been wonderful having friends comment, on here and in person, and I am looking forward to getting some ties that are being sent. I got an idea the other day that I may need some help clarifying into a concept. I’d like to sell some ties for charity…not mine, really, I don’t think they’d go for much, but if I could get some celebrities, and maybe designers, to donate a tie or two, don’t you think a good cause could be helped? I’d love to hear your ideas…

And, where are my manners…in yesterday’s post, I forgot to say “Thanks for reading.” I’ll try not to let that courteslip-up happen again.

Thanks for reading (there, that’s better)…Brooke

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One Response to “Special added bonus: Weekend Edition!”

  1. drvinceroberts Says:

    Brooke,
    Great idea to auction off ‘celebrity’ ties for Y-me, PAWS, Neurofibromatosis, or Cystic Fibrosis maybe? You of course would have to tie in some clever phrase that ties it all together in a way that includes neckties and the chari-tie.
    Celebri-ties stick their necks out for charity? anyway, you get the idea.

    There is (was?) a custom clothier in Chicago called GQLY run by Lou Yecies and he always recommended Lee Allison ties. I have a couple and think a field trip to Bucktown would be worthwhile; send me the permission slip.
    Always fun to read your posts. Keep it up!
    Vince

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