About a month ago, reader Rick Roberts sent me a copy of an article that was published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1995. Titled "Bow Ties" and written by John D. Spooner, it contained this bit of wisdom from Charlie Davidson, proprietor of The Andover Shop in Cambridge, Mass.:
"Do not wear bows all the time. Keep the viewer off balance. Wear them once in a while, the way you might eat liver."
Words for the ages.