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85 Knots: Day 10 – The Victoria Cross

by Paul Creech on Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Victoria was like bad 80’s rap, with unnecessary comical lyrics and strict adherence to perfect masculine rhyme schemes—-add the Cross to Victoria and this hip-hop variation is wiggity-wiggity whack y’all. It is far more awkward to tie and wear than the Victoria. I feel like I dipped in the Ostertag metaphor well too early, I didn’t know it could get worse.

This knot is unwieldy, ugly, and clumsy.

It is the Tuffle Shuffle of tie knots.

Asymmetrical is one thing. This knot is asymmetrical’s fat, left-handed, ginger cousin.

I feel like I’m wearing the Chunk-Sloth kiss.

In short, the Victoria Cross is a hot mess, and tying it is  like wrestling a bag of cow tongues.  Only I can make something like this look good. Shirt by Old Navy, tie by Express.

Paul Creech
Paul Creech is an attorney living in Houston, Texas. Paul has baccalaureate degrees in philosophy and political science from Utah State University, and a juris doctorate degree from Houston College of Law. He is a former U.S. Marine. Besides the law, Paul's interests include sports, art, and food.

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