The Wall Street Journal has two articles today on giant accessories: First is a small nugget on the increased height and chunk of heels, the best of which is (obviously) Chloe's mega wedges. Because women want to be even taller, their feet are hurting even more, leading companies like Nike to build "air bags" in the heel and sole of some shoes. Their latest collaboration is with Cole Haan. Meanwhile, another WSJ piece tells how ties are getting bigger, presenting two problems: men have to re-learn how to tie a Windsor knot and some shirts are too narrow to fit their new accessories. The piece credits Sean Combs and Jay-Z for starting the trend, and NBA star Allan Houston says a big knot is "taking it to a different level" with your wardrobe. We suspect the giant accessory trend has nothing to do with levels and everything to do with optical illusions. Stacking yourself in big shoes or a big tie doesn't just make you look trendy - it also makes you look thinner. Even Nike knows that.