A few months ago, I was doing a bunch of research for a term paper about Art Deco, 1920s car culture, and German Expressionist film influences on the Chrysler Building’s design. While in the thick of all that eye candy, I got sidetracked (as I usually do during research) and got sucked into looking at fashion of the ’20s—which has always been a favorite pastime. I love all the leading flapper ladies of the era, and while looking at old photos of Marlene Dietrich, I thought to myself, ‘God damn! I forgot how sexy and bad-ass Marlene Dietrich looked in her ties!’
Now, I could never pull off a bow tie, or a real neck tie for that matter, but I stumbled across an inexpensive black continental tie on eBay, and just had to give it a whirl. I finally busted it out the other day, and I gotta say, I really dig it.
I wore it with a white button-down shirt under a short-sleeved black sweater—red lipstick was a must! This look will definitely be getting more mileage in the coming autumn and winter months when it cools down a bit.