Tied up in knots…

“I think I’ll miss you most of all!” –Dorothy [to Scarecrow], The Wizard of Oz

This one is going to hurt…

Sometimes, since I started 100 Days, 100 Ties, I have put on a certain tie, knowing full well that I won’t be wearing it again for a while. But, then I look at the dozens of other ties and realize that I’ll get over it.

Bright Lights, Big Township

I am really going to miss this tie/shirt combo, though. It’s another one that I may sneak in, at a later date. I’ll be sure to let you know if/when I cheat.

It’s from Pierre Cardin, and it’s very French-ness (French-icity? French-issitude?) is très évident. It just calls attention to itself, and that’s exactly what I was going for, pairing it with a pink/white shirt with a wonderful diamond pattern. I wore my Perry Ellis blue suit with little pinstripes, so the shirt-tie was ALL pop. The scarf (POCKET SQUARE) was of the same color (I’m trying to avoid typing ‘pink/white’ again in this paragra…DOH!), so, yes, very French.

Speaking of French, I have one Mec Avec Cravatte (Guy With Tie) today. Patrice Robin was a true French gentleman, who unfortunately passed away several years ago. His sister, Michèle Robin Crump, has lived in Memphis for 30+ years and is one of my mom’s dearest friends. He always wore bow ties, and the 3 or 4 times I met him, you could always tell that he just oozed class. Michèle sent me this photo, along with the words, “Voila Patrice Robin et son fameux noeud papillon…I miss him so much.” My mom has one of Patrice’s ties, and has sent it to me to wear–proudly–during Bow Tie Week. The French for bow tie, noeud papillon means, literally, butterfly knot. I love that.

Send some pictures of your loved ones–dearly departed or still around–wearing a tie that made them a part of your memory; along with a story would be nice.

Well, thanks for reading…Brooke


2 Responses to “Tied up in knots…”

  1. Billie Says:

    French is much more poetic than English. Don’t you agree that Butterfly Knot is more pleasant than Bow Tie?

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