In an interview a few years ago with Tucker Carlson, founder of the Daily Caller, which debuts today, Carlson told me over lunch at The Palm that if the moment arose, he’d return to wearing the bow tie, for which he is still known.
Tucker, that moment could be now.
Late last week UrbanDaddy D.C. released luxury offering of bow ties that might be hard for even Tucker to resist. “Grains of sand,” he said, when I asked how many bow ties he owns. Still, Tucker, you don’t have these grains of sand. They are L’Escalier d’Argent Bow Ties, available at Keith Lipert Gallery in Georgetown. UrbanDaddy says they’re more fit for royalty than WaPo columnist George Will.
See the ties here, and read more about the neck wear after the jump…
In more serious-minded Daily Caller news: WaPo’s Howard Kurtz has interviewed Carlson and his business partner Neil Patel at the site’s headquarters in downtown D.C. They discuss everything from Carlson’s mission to the lunch in which they secured $3 million in matching funds to start the site to the revelation that The Weekly Standard’s Matt Lebash will be writing a humorous advice column. “I wake up at 5:30 obsessing about it,” Carlson told Kurtz of the site.
For a video on Carlson’s new venture, see Politico Click’s interview with Carlson.
Take a Bow
Bow Ties Worthy Of Royalty
Friends, it’s black-tie season.
The Alfalfa Club Dinner’s later this month, and then you’ll be gripping-and-grinning your way through an endless series of media dinners.
So, the way we see it, you have two options, at least where your tie is concerned: you can wear some generic number like everyone else in the room.
Or you can wear…history.
Introducing L’Escalier d’Argent Bow Ties, available at Keith Lipert Gallery in Georgetown and based on historical patterns from courts, castles and other less democratic halls of power.
Let’s get this out of the way right now: these aren’t the kind of Eastern Establishment-type ties you’d see on George Will. Instead, they’re flown in from Paris, where you might imagine these accoutrements having been at home on the neck of Ben Franklin as he flirted his way around the salons of France. (You know how it is.)
They’re designed by a descendant of the Jacquard family (basically, the Tom Ford of 19th century France). She’s outfitted them in florals from the 1600s (for when Sarko stops by), Asian-influenced designs from the 1700s and a pattern from the court of Louis XVI fancied by Marie Antoinette’s brother. (Goes well with eating cake.) If you’re in a pinch, they come pre-tied with a clasp in the back, but you can also untie it and do it yourself.
Eat your heart out, Will.
Note: L’Escalier d’Argent Bow Ties at Keith Lipert Gallery, 202=965=9736