Archive for August, 2016

Tie Summer

August 19, 2016

As will become obvious as 100D100T makes its way back into the world, I’m no longer wearing a tie every day. I see them every day, as there are about 400 that stare at me from my closet as I leave my bedroom.  

 

Pick me! Pick me!

 
You may recognize some of these from years ago. Many have been–gasp!–worn again. But, there was a newer tie that was selected for a Wednesday meeting that deserved a little dressing up. 

how you doin?

A nice little lime green with blue, white and black thrown on there. Does a body good. 

We have some TV Guys With Ties, too. Pardon The Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser looking pretty summery…

  
…but I wish the tie had interrupted a little more. 

And here is Laurence Fishburne, looking very un-FBI in Hannibal…

 

You pick the blue tie, your story ends…

 

There will be some great ties from Hannibal Lecter…Mads Mikkelsen is an amazing specimen. 

Thanks for reading…Brooke

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Stop…Hammer Ti(m)e

August 15, 2016

I love my one-hit wonders almost as much as Seth Rogen. 

NOT the subject matter

 
No, we mention Hammer because my next #TVtieguy is the new manager of Chelsea Football Club, AnTonIo ContE. The mighty Blues of West London took on West Ham of (well, isn’t it obvious?) East London, and rode a late Diego Costa strike to win their first match of the season, 2-1. Whilst celebrating, Signore Conte wanted to show you his perfect black tie.  

 
That suit is probably left over from his stint leading the Italian national team. Classy yet elegant. Perfect for standing there brooding or jumping around like you just got a puppy for Christmas. #notracksuitshere

Going to be a fun season. Oh, and I’ll be wearing a tie myself this week. Maybe two. Giddy up. 

Thanks for reading…Brooke

Can’t spell “Footie” without T-I-E

August 13, 2016

Well, that title is pretty obvious, and I probably used it before. Shock Barclays Premier League champions Leicester City were, well, shocked by recently promoted Hull City, 2-1. #HCvsLC One gorgeous goal and one perfect cleanup strike trumps a PK. You could say that Leicester were Leicestered. #sogoaheadsayit

Leading our enjoyment at the breaks were Robbie Earle & Robbie Mustoe, aka The 2 Robbies (@The2RobbiesNBC) on NBC Sports Network (although, for historical accuracy, I should say that the matches today can be found on CNBC, likely due to the bribes proffered by the then-wealthy Brazilian government to the International Olympic Committee). 

While today was rather muted, it was quite blue in tone, perhaps in honor of Leicester, who find themselves in last place two hours into the new campaign. 

Let’s start with Robbie, version 1.Mustoe.  

You’re hired, kid!

 It’s much better than many of his ensembles from last year. Still, it’s kind of first-job-interview-after-college-y. I’ll save the #dressinthedark hashtag for wintertime, while remaining hopeful that the return of reigning fashion champion Kyle Martino will keep @robbiemustoe trending up-table. 

Heading mid-desk, Robbie Earle has commandeered new Belgium manager Roberto Martinez’s favorite look from this summer’s Euro coverage. 

A mustache-ready look

 This richly textured blue suit (#whyweloveHD) would help any tie pop, and the Earl of Earle shows that he will be up for a fight in this year’s best TV Tie. 

Keep coming back to 100 Days, 100 Ties this season. I’ll have my ties, Mai Tais, political ties, sports ties, friends’ ties…plus I’ll be giving away 100 (#atleast) of them, hopefully with your help.

Thanks for reading…Brooke