Tie one On Wisconsin! Or on Czechoslovakia…

Winger: C’mon, it’s Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick ’em up, we zip right out again. We’re not going to Moscow. It’s Czechoslovakia. It’s like going into Wisconsin.

Ziskey: Well I got the shit kicked out of me in Wisconsin once. Forget it!

Nothing like a movie to give a geography lesson, as well as a sociology lesson. From this exchange we can deduce the following:

  1. The Czechoslovakians are/were less menacing than the Russian, um, menace. By the way, as you may have heard, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have split. There is very little chance of reconciliation, as they already have separate flags. And probably currency.
  2. If you go to Wisconsin, be prepared to fight. Not because they are any more menacing than the Russians, or even the Czechs or Slovakians for that matter. But, due to this movie line, no state has ever been more empowered to defend its fight-worthiness.

My Tie du Jour doesn’t celebrate Czechoslovakia (bet there aren’t many blogs in the world today that feature 4 mentions of Czechoslovakia! Make that 5!!), nor does it promote the tourism or pugilism of Wisconsin. But it does celebrate the stripe, tiny though they may be. This one could have fit into Mad Men Week. It’s from Boynton’s in the Palmer House here in downtown Chicago. Due to the seemed age of the label and the lack of googlability, I’m assuming that Boynton’s was a clothing shop in the lobby or basement of the esteemed hotel.

Keep in mind that this is the Friday Freebie, so the best comment will get this lovely, thin tie from Boynton’s, which may or may not have been a mod, hip stone-age men’s store.

And this concludes Tie Week Month. Perhaps. There are still two tie-wearing days in August, so the month is not yet over (duh). I may either have a two-tie thing, like maybe a Pink Tie Overnight, or a Plaid Tie Two-Day Conference…you never know how I’ll feel on Monday, or if I’ll remember even thinking about it.

Have a great, grand Saturday night. Thanks for reading…Brooke


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