Sunday, December 4, 2011
Autumn is madder season, and madder, the dye from the root of the Rubia tinctoria plant, more often than not means paisleys ranging from small pines to larger patterns in the form of scarves (the first European paisley designs were for shawls), neckties and pocket squares. A paisley necktie can liven up an otherwise plain suit.
The classic mate for the dusty finish and chalk hand of madder is of course the tweed jacket, shown in the photograph with both a madder necktie and a madder pocket square.
For Autumn is madder season.