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Purple Dogtooth

The tie pattern is what’s known as a dogtooth. Politics has been a dog fight for quite some time now. The purple is my hope that red and blue can find a way to work together. After all, purple is what you get when red and blue work in harmony. Read into that what you will…

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Red, White, Blue, Gray

It’s election day so I decided red, white, and blue ought to be a part of my selections for the day. Since the rules say no white after Labor Day I didn’t even consider white pants or coat. The shirt was the easy selection for white. I don’t have a red coat or trousers so that left red for the tie. Navy coat or suit for the blue by default. Since the tie I selected also had gray on it I decided to go with gray trousers and navy coat.

The colors come from the US flag, I guess. I knew the colors symbolized different things but I didn’t know the specifics so I Googled it up and found this description:

The color red is symbol of courage , enthusiasm, valor, blood and life. Then the color blue represents the azure sky and symbolizes the respect for God . The white color in the USA flag on the other hand means the purity and peace.

on this page:
http://www.mapsofworld.com/usa/usa-flag/usa-flag-meaning.html

I finished up with a red pocket square and “I Voted” sticker.

Paisley FTW

It’s a Monday and the best part of it so far is my tie. FWIW…

Asser Friday. Turnbull and Asser, that is.

A tie on Friday? Sure, why not knot? This particular tie is a Turnbull and Asser. I have a few that I picked up on Ebay. Fresh prices for this brand are outrageous and I’d end up spilling something on it the first time a I wore one if I bought one new. The thing I really like about this brand is that they’re generally narrower in width but the taper is such that they still make a fairly substantial knot.

Check Your Dots

Or dot your checks. Who knew navy and purple went together so well. This is one example of when I let the tie tell me what to pair it up with. Now if I could just get the tie to help me with sentence construction. The shirt and suit are both checked – suit is actually called a windowpane. The suit is the same color throughout so the check is pretty muted, unlike the shirt.

Unsink the Pink

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I take as many opportunities as possible to mark the occasion by wearing pink. My pocket square even has little little pink ribbons on it.

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