Posts Tagged ‘ four-in-hand ’


The signature shirt and tie, evidently, since this is the same combo as in my Gravatar. Sans suit coat. Mixing patterns a bit can be a bit of a challenge but the stripes on the tie are fat and the stripes on the suit are thin. The checked shirt elevates the interest a bit more than a plain white or blue shirt. I will admit, though, that I didn’t have enough “interest” to go with anything more than a white pocket square and TV fold.

Shirt and tie are again TM Lewin.

And what may become my signature “pose”:


Blogger’s block, I guess. Maybe it has something to do with the blocky pattern on the tie, which is, by the way, a Turnbull and Asser. This particular one has a wider blade than most of the others. It still makes a good sized knot. The shirt is a TM Lewin Buckingham slim fit. It is really the only slim fit, button cuff, formal shirt they offer. I do not really care for it. The collar is absolutely huge compared to their other models and the fit really isn’t all that slim.

Spring In The Air

Seriously. It’s supposed to be a full 20 degrees warmer than the normal 40 something highs for this time of year. I feel a little guilty about it after reading about other parts of the country being an ice box. Whatchagonnado? Well, I broke out a shirt that I normally reserve for Spring and early Summer. The bright, turquoise green isn’t exactly a Winter color. Usually. And, usually, I team it with a turquoise green tie. At least I toned it down a bit with the navy tie.

The shirt and tie are both from TM Lewin.


Pretty standard stuff again today. Standard Charles Tyrwhitt blue oxford, standard red/blue stripe Brooks Brothers tie, semi-nonstandard navy windowpane sport coat. Pretty casual by some standards yet really dressed up compared to what I see around town these days. If I removed the tie it would still be a higher standard but wouldn’t garner any second looks walking down the street. Does a tie really make that big of a difference?

Purple and Green?

Sure, why knot? The tie said I could and when I got a second opinion the pocket square said it was ok too. The suit looks black but in natural light it’s really a midnight blue.

Charles Tyrwhitt shirt and J.Z. Richards tie.