Sunday, January 2, 2011
Some of Mr. Cappelli's wool challis neckties arrived the other day, including my own choice for the season. That being, if it is not evident, a hound and pheasant print that reminds me of walking the fields of Northern Illinois years ago, shotgun in the crook of my arm.
Challis being as light as it is, Cappelli lined these ties all the way to the tip, unlike his treatment of heavier cloth. The treatment makes for a medium weight tie that drapes well and ties a lovely four in hand. It is worn worn with one of my old tweed suits, a royal oxford shirt, tattersall print cotton and linen square and, below the waist, suede half boots. And that is as close as I will come to birding in the new year.