When fifth grader Timothy Bottoms goes to school on the first day wearing his older brother’s red tie and gray vest , he endures a day full of insults by the school’s biggest bully, Devin.
But Timothy is determined to wear the same tie and vest every day of fifth grade.
If he does, maybe his older brother will come home safely from the Army.
Eventually, the bullying gets to be too much, though, and Timothy is tempted to break his promise to himself and his brother.
Can anything convince him to leave the tie and vest on?