Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Purple ties: You too can dress like The Joker(s)


The Prime Minister and his cabinet colleagues have taken to wearing purple ties, and they're not alone. The Tiewarehouse informs me that I can buy apparel similar to that worn by Heath Ledger's The Joker in The Dark Knight - including a purple tie.

If you want to emulate any of these very important icons of fashion, here's where to buy. Click here.

15 comments:

Vincent said...

Mme Arcati, why are you in today's Daily telegraph Crossword? 6 across "Say Mme Arcati's neither good nor bad" (6 letters)

Madame Arcati said...

Oh, how lovely. I didn't see that. I wonder if Tim walker or naughty Andrew Pearce is behind that. Or perhaps it's happenstance. Life is a misterwee.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this Madame. I had wondered what to get for my husband and now I know where to get it.

The late enoch powell said...

I hope Arcati is not getting political.

Vincent said...

it was actually 25 across and the answer was "medium": a reference to Coward's Blithe Spirit otherwise I would have gone for "amoral".

Madame Arcati said...
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Madame Arcati said...

Ah, but Madame Arcati is part of the zeitgeist. My existence inspired the old fart quiz master.

Madame Arcati is profoundly moral and greatly disapproves of PhotoShop.

Fish Inton said...

My two cents to this news? Heath Ledger's Joker did not wear a purple tie.

TopMan and River Island do some funky purple ties at the moment. Purple very in.

Madame Arcati said...

I must confess I can only recall The Joker wearing a green print tie; but if TieWarehouse insist he wore a purple tie, I'm sure they must have done their homework for fear of breaching trading standards.

Anonymous said...

I love violet, lavender, mauve… all the purple family, but this post of yours just got me thinking again on something that has always intrigued me: I can understand how when we see some relevant public figure wearing a style that stands out and (still) looks classy (“cool”, or whatever you want to call it), motivates us to follow fashion. The same when something proposed by designers that seem inspired by… the divine? (Chanel’s suit, St. Laurent’s tuxedo, Halston’s halter) move boundaries forever, or when we decide “let’s all wear animal print this season”… but what motivates us all to go for the same color for several seasons until nausea sets in? I don’t mind when it’s a color pleasing to the eyes like powder blue but I still cringe when I remember the neon colors in the mid 80’s (Fuscia) and I will never be able to wear anything burgundy after that fad came and went; I almost lost interest on one of my favorite colors, teal, when it was the craze… (at that time I even though it had to be that someone had a warehouse full of teal dye, had gone bankrupt and they were selling it really cheap to all the fabric companies). These past two years it has been the purple family and, as usual, men catching up a couple of seasons later (another thing that puzzles me – why later?). You deal with the esoteric, MA; is it in the stars, or something that our instincts can see in our aura that our “minds” can’t?

Gosh, my posts are long... I really got to work on that...

Anonymous said...

Tim Walker (I think -I can only see him from the back), Rupert Everett and... who's the third person, please? I'm pretty sure I know him but can't place him...

http://www.starpulse.com/Actors/Everett,_Rupert/Videos/

Anonymous said...

i`ve been wondering what to get Arcati as an extra stocking filler.hehehehe

Madame Arcati said...

Dear Anon, I love long comments, especially those that recognise my essential esoteric nature.

As you know, humankind is a mimetic species and basically mindless, prone to exhibiting individuality by signing up to collective actions: a paradox that suits everyone including shops. The theatre stage for individuality resides in the mirror and what we think we see in it: thank God we don't see what others see who are also gawping into their own mirrors. The mirror consolidates our illusion of individuality, and with a new image thus impressed upon the imagination, we stride out into the world with a sense of renewal, or metamorphosis even. This may explain the purple reign and other fashion tides.

I hope that answers it, poppet.

Madame Arcati said...

Re the Walker video, I can't open it.

Anonymous said...

Walker:
Strange... did you try to copy and paste, maybe?
I notice it is cutting the two last letters in the last post -
Try this
www.starpulse.com/Actors/Everett,_Rupert/Videos/

p.s. I meant to put in your Craig Brown and AN Wilson post - oops! Guess I'll keep the thread here.