Brooks Brothers is totally selling a lot, and that suave retailer isn't selling a lot of anything! They're the ultimate in pocket-protector chic, the perfect fashion accessory for a nation ruled by a nerd-in-chief.
Except: No. Just no. Even Tucker Carlson hasn't worn a bow tie since his sartorial embellishment figured in the epic beatdown Jon Stewart gave him. And the hero of Binkley's piece is some guy named Cooper Ray (above), who runs a site called SocialPrimer.com. Hello?
Binkley has been pushing bow ties for over a year now — a trend apparently driven by a single designer. In March 2008, she gushed over the ushers' bow ties at a Lanvin event: "My father-in-law wears them, and I like him, so maybe I'm partial." Full disclosure! Congratulations, Christina. For your ceaseless efforts to make bow ties happen, we now dub you the Gretchen Weiners of fashion reporting: