Saturday, 27 April 2013

A name HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW!

THIS IS NOT A SPOILER!
Despite the initial tone of this entry, there are no spoilers relating to any unbroadcast episodes

With the Tenth Doctor’s ties very much back in the news lately, I have come across something I had never previously known - and something which if you’re a Tennant fan know you will kick yourself over.

The final episode of Series Seven, due in only a few weeks, is titled The Name Of The Doctor and is already dividing fans before the plot is even truly known.

Back in The Wedding Of River Song the disembodied head of Dorium made his ominous prediction:
It's all still waiting for you: the fields of Trenzalore, the fall of the Eleventh, and the question!
The first question! The question that must never be answered, hidden in plain sight. The question you've been running from all your life. Doctor who? Doctor who? Doc-tor *who*?
Well - this hasn’t ANYTHING to do with The Name Of The Doctor, but it does relate to names in plain view.

One of the most popular ties worn by the Tenth Doctor was Tie Four, the Christian Lacroix - commonly known as the swirly tie.

Well, it appears there is more to those random swirls and patterns than meets the eye.

I came across a listing on eBay for old Lacroix tie dating from the 1990s - and it has a very interesting label inside the lining of the tie.

The logo incorporates an abstract twisted line, something very in during the 1990s, forming a C and L for Christian Lacroix - and it is a perfect match to the swirl at the bottom of the Swirly tie!

That bottom piece of the design IS the Christian Lacroix logo, bold as brass, three inches square - HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW!
How did we miss that?!

10 comments:

  1. I'm surprised you didn't realize this before...Every Christian LaCroix tie i've seen has that very signature to it.

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    1. I guess that's the point of things hidden in plain slight. They are hidden. And you don't see them.

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  2. A very obscure theory there steve xD

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    1. I try not to follow the crowd!

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    2. This may sound weird but how does the christian lacroix tie look with the blue suit or your custom burgundy one? it seems it might match those colour ways.

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  3. I thought this was common knowledge. I figured this out about a year ago.

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  4. I knew this! But i'm positive i read it in your blog ages ago! :/

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    1. Maybe you read it in my blog in the future.

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    2. Haha, i remember what it was now; If you look at your Tie Index, there is a comment from CorriTimigan with a link to a tie with the same pattern from the bottom of the swirly tie repeated over and over. i think from that i worked out that it was Christian Lacroix's signature!

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  5. Hey, Steve. I found a guy on eBay with some extra wide ties. I already nabbed one and he asked me if I knew anyone who would be interested. I suppose if you want to email him I could just send you the username.

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