Syd Jerome Presents...
THE TIES THAT BLIND
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
Let me explain the dual title. With apologies to Bruce Springsteen and Manfred Mann, who covered his song "Blinded by the Light," I was blinded by my lack of expertise in the copyright area. Pro bono, mainly criminal defense and inmate civil rights cases is where I spend my time. "The Ties That Blind" was an interesting opinion piece written by Professor Richard Thompson Ford from Stanford Law School. His usual area of writing is in critical race theory, local government law, housing segregation and employment discrimination. But in his opinion piece, he combined two of my favorite interests: fashion and politics. He wondered what the president's badly knotted overly long shiny ties said about his personality.
I enjoyed the piece so much that I embedded it in my column. I wrote the column and from an abundance of caution checked with one of the intellectual property partners at the firm. I was told to provide a link to the article rather than reprinting it. Knowing that I usually don't go to links myself, I checked and was told that after the passage of a certain amount of time I could post the article.
But since the column is a fashion blog and not an overtly political undertaking, I decided to check out some of the early Spring shirts and ties from the store. Below are three new shirts with ties. The ties are from Zegna. Two of the shirts are from Eton and one is from Zegna. Bright and Springlike they are; blinding- no!
Thanks to Gary from the store for taking out the box of ties that we then matched with the shirts. From the home made quality of the photos you can see we are not fashion photographers!
So with apologies to Professor Ford for the snafu, we will include the full opinion piece in about 2/3 weeks. By then I hope that Juan Farfan , from the store, who does know how to photograph fashion, will help with a more professional look to the new shirts and ties.