Sunday, January 8, 2012

Unseasonable weather, unseasonable finds

I'm not sure what it's like in your part of the country, but it is downright weird in my neck of the woods. The temperatures have been hovering about 35 degrees above normal on a consistent basis for most of the winter, and we recently hit 70. Part of me is wondering if the average temperature this summer is going to be something like 115, and the other part of me thinks that it won't be too long before we're socked with more than a foot of snow.

And really, both could happen. That's just how strange things have been. Nightly jogs clad in track pants and t-shirts and early January work days in light sport coats and pants. Heck, today I had to remove a thin v-neck sweater from my layering simply because it became too hot. I've been tempted to break out some seersucker or madras just to be a smart-ass, but I figure that would be tempting fate just a bit too much.

bright ties

I guess it should figure that I'd run across this selection of ties during this warm blast. I have a couple go-to madras ties in my collection, but I can always use a couple more (especially one that's so based around the color pink) and the selection of light stripe ties completely fills an empty hole. The tie second-from-right is particularly unique, as it mixes stripes of smooth, refined silk with thin bands of raw blue silk, creating something that on first glance looks a bit like an error, but on second creates a subtle touch of texture (and in fact, I'll probably have to feature it in a future installment of Tags and Textures).

Here's hoping you're not stuck in a snowdrift. Meanwhile, I'm trying to soak up enough vitamin D for two people while this lasts.


  1. the two on the left side are a catch! like them both a lot!!

  2. All beautiful pieces, especially second from left. I'd be interested to know the brands.

    The weather's been ridiculous here too. Three inches of snow within the past week, followed by by several days in the 60's.

  3. You wouldn't consider putting those two madras ties on the left into the next Style Share, now would you?

    Didn't think so.

    Great finds--wear them well!

  4. Those are some gorgeous colors. I was considering wearing my new linen suit (Thanks again!) with the warm weather in NYC.

  5. Makaga,

    If I may be so bold as to make a suggestion, I would suggest that you save the linen for real-live actual summer in someplace like New York. I, too, am sometimes tempted to dress for the weather rather than the season, but I'm convinced that both psychologically and sartorially, it's better to dress to the season's weather.

    So I keep the linen on ice until Memorial Day (weekend, anyway).

    Just my 2¢.

  6. Makaga, if you wear linen, you'll surely be tempting the weather gods and promptly get dumped with 18 inches of snow. :)