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Monday, April 5, 2010

Red, Windsor & Blue

Whitney asked me a simple question the other day. “What percentage of your ties...” he wondered.

I own 38 ties here in Washington DC. As my closet space is limited to a single wardrobe, all thirty-eight are on varying levels of display. Patriotic clumps of blues and reds, for example, hang from a pair of wooden braces holding up a glass shelf.

Here’s the breakdown Whitney inspired:

47% of my ties come from a thrift store.

32% of my ties are hand-me-downs from my dad.

16% of my ties are store bought.

5% of my ties were gifts.

* Despite rounding, the percentages add up to 100%. Which makes me happy.

1 comment:

Chipmunk-19 said...

OMG! Why do you need 38 ties?? Is that normal for guys to have so many ties? Eva