Posts Tagged ‘ Sportcoat ’

The Spread

I watched the first round of the NFL draft last night. I was amazed at the number of linemen that were selected. I’m old school and still believe the game is won or lost in the trenches. What does that have to do with coat and tie? Not much other than the stage is a bit of a fashion show at times. What does that have to do with the title of the blog? Not much unless you gamble on NFL games and pay attention to the point spreads. The spread of a dress shirt collar generally refers to the distance between the collar points, hence point spread. Yeah, it’s a bit weak, but this is my 90th post so I’m getting a little pressed for material.

Speaking of pressing, I ironed, or pressed, this 100% cotton TM Lewin St. James shirt.

And I’m blogging on Wordpress.

The Turnbull and Asser necktie has never been pressed. And that’s a good thing. Pressing a tie ruins it. Trust me on this rather than trying to do so at home.

Judging by the picture, the pocket square should have been pressed into my sportcoat pocket a little more. It’s just slightly out of control.

Navy Purple Rut

Or maybe I’m in a purple navy rut. Some country should have a purple navy and sail it around the world like Teddy Roosevelt did with the Great White Fleet.

Today’s tie is a very old and fat Ferrell Reed City of London. Speaking of fat ties, I wore one of the same make and model and similar pattern during my Fat Tie Week.

The shirt is a TM Lewin Buckingham collar. This particular model is a slim fit with button cuffs instead of “double cuffs”. Double cuffs are the same thing as French cuffs. I went with button cuffs to better match the level of formality with the sport coat.

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.

Casual Monday

Two Mondays in a row with the same sport coat. Some would have issue with the formality of a cutaway collar combined with a sport coat. Further, French cuffs with a sport coat. Evidently I don’t pay attention to such “rules”. Not only is there all of that but I also decided to try a four-in-hand knot with the cutaway collar. No, Judas Priest’s “Breakin’ the Law” was not going through my head as the hands connected to my French cuffed wrists snugged the four-in-hand knot up to the cutaway collar. Maybe it should have been.

The shirt is a TM Lewin St. James slim fit and the necktie is a Paul Fredrick. The shirt can be seen with a more appropriate Nicky knot here and here.

Dog Day Blue Monday

The sport coat is a navy and blue dogtooth. Some people call it a puppy tooth because the pattern is small. The TM Lewin necktie is dimpled into a four-in-hand knot, of course. The shirt is a white Hawes and Curtis St. James slim fit. I’m beginning to really like the H & C shirts that I own. The spread is a little less than the TM Lewin Windsor slim fits.

I messed around with the “fold” on the pocket square this morning. I got up before my alarm so I had a little extra time to try something other than a puff and stuff. Silk pocket squares don’t really fold. I just kind of mash them into some form or other.

Yellow Tie Week

I hadn’t even thought about it until I started this post and saw yesterday’s tie. Two yellow ties in a row. This particular tie is a Saville Row brand made in the USA. Go figure. The shirt is a TM Lewin. The v-neck sweater is from Lands End.

Simplicity

What’s simpler than a navy sport coat and white shirt? You can select nearly any trousers and tie combination you like. I picked this yellow Brooks Brothers stripe. The pocket square is from Carrot and Gibbs who are more well known for their bow ties than anything else. The edges are yellow, matching the tie, and then blue, to add a little color. The interior of the square is a navy background with red and gold paisleys and flowers. I wore it with the interior showing last Friday with the same sport coat and same Brooks Brothers tie in Red. Must be some sort of uniform for Fridays. Or something.