Flat Bottom Ties, you make the rockin’ world go ’round…

RIP, Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara to his friends and fam). Oh, that’s not news or anything. He’s been dead for years (wow! 1991!). Never did get those teeth fixed, did ye, Fred?

No specific reason for putting a dead Freddie on here, except that the subject of today’s post takes after a fun Queen song. It also makes for a fun add-on to the Friday Freebie. The Tie du Jour (hey, I’m actually writing it TODAY!) is now, officially, the Freddie Friday Freebie.

Last week, I received a blog entry from Ellie Laveer, who runs a cool website called The Cordial Churchman. She creates and sells fantastic bow ties, as well as some neckties, too. Her blog entry was about square-end neckties, and I just had happened upon one at Unique Thrift Store a couple days prior. She uses some amazing fabrics, and I will have to peruse her site with conviction one of these jours.

My TdJ is from Arrow. Pretty thin…the big end is not much bigger than the little one. Seems like a 60s era tie…SPEAKING of which: Mad Men will kick off its 4th season of drinkin’, smokin’, screwin’, divorcin’ fun on July 25. The week following, I will coronate as Draper Week. No, I will not drink or smoke or screw or divorce–here at the office at least–but I will wear some thin ties and plain white pocket squares. And maybe I’ll pomade my hair. Once.

The square-end is not a complete rarity, I guess. Most knit ties are square-ended. It definitely is noticeable, though. Several folks have mentioned it today, and, somehow, it looks different, in mirrors and glass, on me.

Thanks for reading…have a great weekend. Brooke


One Response to “Flat Bottom Ties, you make the rockin’ world go ’round…”

  1. stuart schwartz Says:

    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. After 2 beer towers at Bat 17, I have only 2 things to say; 1) Love the tie, and 2) Bismillah! We will not let this tie go! Let it go! Will not let this tie go! Let it go! No no no no no no no,…..

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