PRETTY IN PLAID
Lately I’ve been attracted to, and buying, striped bow ties. There really isn’t any particular reason, it’s just what I’ve been doing, but that all changed when I saw this great bow tie from Bruno Piattelli.
I was walking past a store in the little shopping mall near where I live, when I happen to spot this tie on their mannequin. I immediately went inside to check it out. Normally I’m a little leery about buying lower end ties – I always worry about the quality and how long they will last, but this tie put my fears to rest. Made from 100% silk it seems to be fairly well constructed, and looks to be as durable as my more expensive ties. Plus I totally love the bright and vibrant colors of the plaid.
This tie reminds me not to let the price be the only criteria I use when purchasing a tie. I have purchased some higher end ties that have not held up as well as I had hoped, and whose pattern I found matched fewer and fewer of my clothes as time went on. This tie, however, is not only made well, its beautiful plaid colors are a basic pattern that will match many of my outfits for years to come.
As we celebrate Bow Tie Friday, I’m happy to say that I totally love this new addition to my wardrobe.