The Well-Clad Conservative: Bow Tie Basics

By |2014-01-30T17:16:26-06:00August 23rd, 2013|Categories: Conservatism, Culture, Winston Churchill|Tags: , |

Wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.– Warren St. John, The New York Times Bow ties tend to provoke strong reactions. For some they conjure images of Winston S. Churchill standing firm against German bombings or of a young Frank Sinatra crooning. [...]

The Well-Clad Conservative

By |2014-01-30T17:21:58-06:00June 29th, 2013|Categories: Russell Kirk|Tags: , |

“Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.” –Anthony Burgess During my time at Piety Hill I don’t know that I ever saw Russell Kirk without a coat and tie other than perhaps once or twice by happenstance in his home. Whether [...]