As today is the 85th birthday of Edward Fox, that reminds of one of the greatest thrillers ever made – The Day of the Jackal. During the film, Fox is often to be seen wearing a cravat, and it gives him that slight air of raffishness.
I think he looks cool, and if you pictured him without a cravat, he would just be yet another bloke wearing a jacket and an open-necked shirt – which is now a more conservative look than actually wearing a tie.
I think it’s time to rescue the cravat. It needs to be wrenched away from the image of the golf-club bore, and reinstated for what it is – a dandyish halfway house between a tie and no tie, as well as something that keeps you warm, and hides incipient ‘old man neck’.
Here’s my effort. Come on, what’s wrong with it?
Anything as deeply unfashionable as a cravat is worth a revisit. I remember my Dad wearing one just to annoy his sons.
I have a cravat and I must say I look *excellent* in it
Funnily enough, I suggested that a colleague invest in a cravat just the other week. There could be a trend developing here. Not like me to be in the vanguard of ANYTHING, but maybe I’m playing a small part in this new movement, Guy!
Cravats can be very cool, but pairing with a pinky ring is definitely not.
PC-A. That's the post. 🙂
Elegance personified. And blue and yellow too! I remember Roger Moore wearing one in The Persuaders. Met him once at Cliveden. Up there with my favourite Bonds.
very impressive! how long does it take to put a cravat on and get the folds of the fabric just right.? Also what is the best fabric? I might have another go at persuading my dad to wear one.
Try it while walking the dog
Agreed, it certainly justifies itself in my view, has a refined but still casual look. And it's unfashionable, which means it must be cool