A Bright Shining Tie

And you thought high luster was reserved for debutantes in taffeta. Though women are often criticized for being the overly accessorized sex, what about guys and their ties? Arguably the least functional item of clothing (What? Does it keep their dress-shirt buttons warm?), the tie is to a man's wardrobe what an area rug is to a living room--it brings the disparate pieces of an outfit together.

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