Saturday, 21 September 2013
Choosing a Tie the Modern Way - Drake's London
Technology Meets Laziness
I was looking for a tie to go with the jacket being used for our holiday break photo. But it was late and I was feeling lazy. Would I have to haul myself off to London to find what I wanted?
This film noir-like inner-conversation went on for while until I realised a way of safely choosing a tie within the confines of Tweed Towers. The solution came courtesy of Drake's London. All the while I could continue watching I Am Love [Amazon] with the glorious Tilda Swinton. The film has some fairly raunchy scenes, actually, so you may want to look uncomfortably at your tea cup until they pass. I know I did.
Drake's provide a good-sized image of their ties on their web site. It struck me that I could display a tie on my PC tablet and hold it up as if wearing it. Hey presto! Worked like magic. I congratulated myself on my embrace of technology and put in an order for a green tie. (The mind boggles at what else you could display and pretend you're wearing in this way.)
The tie is a herringbone cloth of 60% wool and 40% silk. It is untipped and handrolled at the hems. Made by hand in London, England. I foresee many years of service.