Think you’re smart? Think you’re — you know — Ivy League smart?
Then see if you can figure out the cryptic meaning of this vintage Chipp emblematic necktie.
Pictured are four motifs. They are:
A clock reading 3:55
An empty whisky bottle
A woman with one breast exposed
What does it mean? Hint: It’s about baseball.
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Given up? It’s really quite simple. Here’s what the symbols mean:
Clock = 5-4
Whisky bottle = Bottom of the fifth
Exposed breast = One out
Toilet = No one on
This testament to the wit of the legendary Chipp — the company that popularized patch madras and put Kama Sutra linings inside conservative suits — is available for $42 from Paul Winston at his tailoring shop next to Brooks Brothers on E. 44th Street. Paul has a few dozen left, and estimates them to be about 30 years old. Snatch one up by calling 212.687.0850. A sure-fire conversation piece, and just the thing to wear to the ballpark in honor of the days when men got dressed up to head down to the yard. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD