Posts Tagged ‘ Gingham ’

Adding to the Mix

I started out with strictly yellow flavored neckwear paired with blue gingham shirts. It wasn’t long before I tried a gray and blue stripe, a red, patterned tie and finally a red, striped tie. From my beginning with gingham shirts I have liked them paired with a large paisley necktie. Today I finally paired one with a red, paisley one. The pocket square is also a red paisley but solid colored with the pattern woven into it. Makes me wonder how a similarly fashioned tie would work with this shirt.

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Red Stripe With Gingham

I tried a red necktie with a gingham a little over a week ago and liked it enough that I decided to try again. I’m not sure if I like the size of the stripes on this one but I do like the colors. The tie’s stripes are similar in scale to a different tie I tried with this same shirt. At any rate, I’m having fun with the experimentation.

The tie is a Paul Fredrick and the shirt is a Hawes and Curtis St. James slim fit.

Red With the Gingham

I’ve been pretty narrow in my tie coloring with my blue and navy gingham shirts. I went with gray/navy striped ties here and here. I went with shades of yellow ties here, here, and here. I also was pretty narrow in my suit coloring with all of those combinations paired with a gray suit. Today I changed up the tie with a red Paul Fredrick and a navy suit with blue and gold pinstripes. Given the gold pinstripes, I may have to try this combination with a gold/yellow colored tie. Just for grins.

I’ve also changed my picture taking location and am quite pleased with the results over the past few days.

Checks Mix With a Side of Stripes

Mmmmm, Chex Mix. I like the home made version better than the pre-bagged off-the-shelf variety. The mix of checks here is the window pane in the suit and the Gingham check of the shirt. And speaking of variety, I added a striped tie and paisley pocket square to up the pattern ante.

Shirt is Hawes and Curtis and tie is Jos Banks.

Gray Pinstripe Suit, Gray Striped Tie


I wish the flash hadn’t overpowered the blue gingham TM Lewin shirt but oh well. I’m really liking the way the blue stripe on the Brooks Brothers tie gets picked up by  the check in the shirt. The not-matching-blue in the paisley pocket square suits me as well. So to speak.

One of the reasons for blogging about my suit, shirt, and necktie combinations is to try and keep from getting in a rut. If I had not thought much about the combinations I probably would have paired this shirt and suit with a yellow tie like I did here, here, and here. The suits and shirts aren’t exactly the same but close enough.

Again With the Blue and Yellow

And not only a repeat of blue and yellow but also a yellow paisley on a blue gingham just like I did the first time I wore this shirt. The shirt is a Hawes and Curtis and the tie is another of my favorite brand – Turnbull and Asser. The pocket square is Carrot and Gibbs once again. Maybe I need a little imagination boost to break out of this rut.

Fat Tie On A Diet

Fat tie week ran out of bon-bons. Or something. TM Lewin Windsor slim fit gingham and TM Lewin tie. This gingham is slightly different than the Hawes and Curtis I test drove last week. TGIF everyone!