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Tweet John Kennedy famously killed off the tophat by refusing to wear one to his inauguration.  Is Barack Obama helping kill off the necktie? John Derbyshire has a touching ode to the necktie, which he notes “was a key item in gents’ attire all through the 20th century, having condensed out of a more varied [...]

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Mad About Mad Men

by James Joyner on 15 August 2009

“Mad Men” is the hottest show on TV, having somehow captured the zeitgeist with its meticulous portrayal of early 1960s Manhattan.

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The Why of the Tie

by Jon Stonger on 23 July 2009

Like many horrific fashion items, the necktie has its roots in a religiously-motivated defenestration.

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