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December 14, 2009

The Butterfly Effect

Filed under: Celebrity,Suits,Ties — Izzy @ 11:50 pm


Although the recently deceased Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Samuelson never won a medal for his attire, his bow tie here is one for the record books.  While such neckwear has often been described as resembling a butterfly, Samuelson, probably through carelessness, somehow managed to make it look like it was about to flutter off his chest.

How, one might wonder, could a self-respecting economist justify wearing a self-tie bow tie, which takes so much more effort to don than the pre-fabricated variety? To quote the prodigious professor, “Every good cause is worth some inefficiency.”


  1. I don’t know about you, but I have all sorts of trouble with clip on bow ties (on the rare occasion I have to wear them). It’s probably quicker to tie one.

    Comment by Graham Hutson — December 15, 2009 @ 4:44 am

  2. Welcome back, Izzy. Keep the posts coming. After reading your posts I’ll never look at men’s fashion as before. I’m learning, I’m learning…

    Comment by Peter — December 16, 2009 @ 4:01 am

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