Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Not That There's Anything Nazi About That

Swastika neckties: didn't they go out of fashion in the 1940s? Guess not, since Anwar Sadat sported one in the '70s, and a Cleveland coach was seen wearing one just the other day.


Osh said...

Of course, this tie 'design' also bears more than a passing resemblance to St. Brigid's Cross (St. Brigid being the Irish patron saint of scholars and librarians).

So either it's a clueless nod to fuhrer-philia, or it's an equally clueless misadventure in what the lefties would call "cultural misappropriation".

Either way, it's a pretty garrish tie.

Osh said...

Addendum to previous comment ...

Of course there's no mistaking the egregious iconography on the Cleveland coach's tie (in the second link). Ugh!