Posts Tagged ‘ hawes and curtis ’

Not Much to Say

Part of the reason it took a while to get this one and the next one up is that there’s really not much to say. Pretty standard stuff. Not that many of the others that I’ve posted are incredibly out of the norm.

This particular necktie is a XMI Platinum. Not a bad tie at all in its day but it is a dated, wide tie. I can’t imagine the knot this one would produce if tied in anything more substantial than the four-in-hand pictured here. The pattern is pretty timeless in its simplicity. I really should look into skinying up some of my older neckwear.

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Red Stripes I

This is Monday’s getup. It’s been a busy few days so my time budget had to be adjusted. And the fun stuff is what gets the axe first.

The necktie is a fairly old Robert Talbott Estate model. The Estate line of stuff is generally Talbott’s top of the line. As far as ties go, the Estate resides just below the seven folds. I’ve sported a few seven fold pieces over the course of the blog so far. One Talbott, one Paul Fredrick, and one Charles Tyrwhitt. There’s some lengthy discussions out on the net regarding seven folds and whether or not there really are seven folds and counting folds, etc. If you follow the link to the Tyrwhitt version, you will see that I counted six on that one. It’s not a huge concern to me but I did find several of the discussions interesting at the time I read them many years ago.

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.

Staid

Staid is unadventurous, according to an online dictionary. So be it. I was complimented as “elegant” this morning and the pocket square is a bit adventurous. Being labeled as elegant is adventurous for me, especially given the source. 🙂

Pocket squares are supposed to be coordinated a bit with the shirt and/or tie. The blue in today’s fancy pocket Kleenex matches up with the Hilfiger, neat tie but the gold edge was intended to pick up the gold pinstripe in the suit.

Thick, Thick Seven Fold

This particular Paul Fredrick necktie is a very thick and heavy seven fold. It’s heavy enough that I bring along an extra tie on days I select this one in the morning because it can actually get uncomfortable to wear. The weave is fairly open, giving it a nice texture. Although it looks solid gold in the picture, it actually has some navy in it as well. There was absolutely no chance of trying any knot other than a four-in-hand. Not that I would have anyway.

I paired it with a solid blue Hawes and Curtis shirt and navy sport coat to give the texture a chance to stand out a little more.

Opposites Attract

Today’s combination is somewhat the opposite of a couple of Mondays ago. This Charles Tyrwhitt necktie is a super bright yellow that can be like staring into the sun. It also features a dark suit instead of a light colored sport coat. For similarity’s sake, the white french cuff dress shirt is the same Hawes and Curtis and the tie is dimpled into a four-in-hand knot. The more things change the more they stay the same.

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.