There are few things that I like better than a well-dressed man, especially one who can balance sartorial elan with self-expression. While I'd be the first to concur that there's a fine line between a sublime lack of effort and trying much too hard, I'm rarely disappointed by the winsome nature of a bowtie. Bold classicism is a welcome touch in this far-too-casual workaday world. Politics, psychology, and practicality aside, there's nothing quite so enchanting as a welcome touch, now is there? Besides, you can always fake it 'til you make it, anyway. And what could be more winsome than that?
[Marlene Dietrich Bow Tie, Alexis Mabille for Couturelab, $252 (approx)]
Windowlicker - from the French for window shopping: faire du lèche-vitrine - appears on Tuesday and Thursdays at 10am EST-ish.
Top image: Still from "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day."