Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Silk Knots

While I was in Charleston over the weekend I stopped in at Brooks Brothers on King Street.  Their silk knots, regularly nine dollars each, were on sale at four for twenty dollars.  And I had a twenty-five percent off coupon.  Needless to say I picked up a selection of them.

Silk knots are a colorful alternative to metal cufflinks used to fasten French cuffs.  These silk knots, or monkey fists, are made from three strands of elastic silk interwoven to create two round knots connected by two of the three elastic strands.  Because the knots are made from three strands of elastic silk, they may be produced in one, two or even three color combinations.

Consider coordinating your silk knot with a stripe in your shirt, a check in your tie, or even your socks.  The quite adventurous might even try coordinating a tri-color silk knot with three similar colors in a tweed jacket.  Because of the multitude of color combinations available, the possibilities are limitless.

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