Posts Tagged ‘ slim fit dress shirt ’

Covering All The Bases

Solid? Check!

Stripe? Check!

Dots? Check!

Check? Check!

Four different patterns. The stripes on the suit and the dots on the necktie are at least in the same family – the pin family.

The TM Lewin shirt is probably my favorite. I have no idea why it is but for whatever reason it appeals to me. The way I see it, there are far more important things to wonder about. The tie is labeled Best of Class by Robert Talbott. It falls very short of any kind of best. The lining is terribly thin and responsible for the kink in the right side (left side of picture) of the knot. In my opinion, anyway. I purchased it at a Nordstrom Rack on the cheap. In some cases you get what you pay for.

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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.

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.

Funeral Director

Not really, but  definitely a somber combination right down to the TV fold, white pocket square. I did go to a wake this weekend but it was a jeans affair and a celebration of life rather than a funeral.

The Rain Falls Mainly on the Plain

Colorado gets around 300 days of sunshine a year. So when there has been several days in a row of cloudy, rainy skies we tend to get a little gray in our outlook. Hence today’s gray on gray on black look. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

But I really brightened it up with a white shirt and pocket square, right? Maybe I should have included a gray vneck sweater…

The tie is an absolutely ancient Ferrell Reed City of London. The shirt is a TM Lewin Windsor slim fit.

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.

Standard = Boring?

Sure it’s basic at the surface – navy suit, blue shirt, red tie. Not that it’s terribly complex, but the patterns add some interest. The windowpane on the suit, the fine, almost imperceptible stripe on the shirt, and the tiny white and blue diamonds on the tie. Yeah, it ain’t trailblazing haute couture, but it is fun for me.

Shirt is TM Lewin, Windsor, slim fit and necktie is another Turnbull and Asser.

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