Brooks Brothers – Consignment Shop Find

At Columbia U. Consignments last fall, I found a Brooks Brothers bow tie with a maroon background and navy and white stripes.  The asking price was $25.00.  I hadn’t posted any photos of me actually wearing it.  So here goes.  An unironed and somewhat rumpled 100% cotton blue oxford cloth button hides under a classic navy blazer.  But rumpled is preppy, a look that might be taken as an indication that I just don’t give a damn.

Having stripes that are straight rather than slanted, which is more common, makes this bow tie challenging.  The correct look is to position the stripes on each end with a block of stripes in the middle, as I have it tied in the photo.  Maybe I do give a damn.  Mixed messages today.


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