A few weeks ago, I was sifting through a box of old ties, mostly vintage neckwear from the 30s, 40s and 50s. One, however, was of a contemporary manufacture–a lilac Brooks Brothers neat. Why, I wondered, had I stuffed it away in a box of collectibles.
I can’t remember buying it, and I know I didn’t receive it as a gift. I must have purchased it on discount. As best I can remember, I had never worn it.
This is surprising for two reasons. First, I take issue with people who buy items of clothing that are either never or only occasionally worn. But it’s also a nice tie, and there’s really no good reason for me to have consigned it to the coffin of unwanted cravats.
Regardless, I resurrected it. And, yes good readers, I have already added it to my active rotation of ties. Here it is in full deployment.