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Striped Shirt and Tie

Monday was striped suit and tie day with a checked shirt. Tuesday was striped shirt and tie day with a checked (windowpane) sport coat. This Brooks Brothers necktie is the same as Monday’s but in different colors and tied in a Nicky knot because the TM Lewin St James cutaway collar needs more tie knot.

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Mousin’ Around

Who says cartoon character ties are against the rules? Lots of people, actually. This particular necktie doesn’t fit the mold of breaking the rules, in my opinion. I purchased it in Disney World a few years ago. I like it a lot and don’t wear it nearly enough. The shirt is a Hawes and Curtis St. James slim fit. Pocket square is from Robert Talbott.

Another Nicky Knot

Today’s shirt is a TM Lewin St. James slim fit. The collar is a full cutaway, creating a lot of tie space. I really did try a four-in-hand knot first but it just didn’t fill the tie space to suit me.  This TM Lewin tie actually has a pretty thick lining. One of the reasons I selected it. After a couple of iterations of a four-in-hand, I decided to try the Nicky instead and it worked to satisfaction.

Yes, I did think about a Half Windsor and that is what I would have tried next. There’s no way I would have gone Full Windsor, given the thickness of the tie.

Plain, white pocket square, given all the other things going on with the window pane coat and stripes on the shirt and tie.

Blue and Yellow

I’ve been doing a lot of blue and yellow lately. No, I’m not really a Nuggets fan. I’m definitely not a Chargers fan.

The shirt is another TM Lewin Windsor slim fit. It’s a replacement that I just acquired. Since it’s new the collar is way too big. It’s a half size larger than the one it’s replacing because that one shrunk to the point where it’s difficult to wear with a tie. And I don’t have it in me to wear a dress shirt without a tie.

Speaking of neckwear, the tie is also a TM Lewin. I was hoping the blue would pull the blue stripe of the windowpane in the suit. I think it does it quite well. The gold stripe of the windowpane is more subdued and one of the reasons I went with a  gold pocket square. The other reason is to pick up the gold in the necktie.

V Day!

Shades of red instead of gray. That’s about all I have to say. Happy Valentines Day!

For those keeping tabs – the shirt is a Hawes and Curtis St. James slim fit. The tie and pocket square are from Belisi. I would never order from either ever again. Both orders took many, many weeks to arrive. Far too many in this day and age.

Not a Different Knot

I’ve decided I can’t keep up with trying different tie knots right now. I thought it was a pretty simple idea but it wasn’t. C’est la vie.

Shirt is a TM Lewin but their Prince of  Wales collar instead of a Windsor collar. If only they offered this collar type in a slim fit. They do, but in a non-iron. Non-iron shirts don’t agree with me too well. Don’t get me wrong. I’d love to skip out on ironing but something in the process irritates my skin. The tie is a Jos Bank. I like it because it has more texture and interest than a regular burgundy and gold stripe. The suit is also Jos Bank. Yeah, I know quite a few people knock them but they fit me quite well right off the rack. Durability isn’t bad either.

Dimpled Oriental

Or Kent, or Simple, or Small Knot. For being such a simple knot, it sure does have a lot of names. It is another knot that begins with the back side of the tie facing outwards. It does form a fairly symmetrical knot but even this early in the day I have found it difficult to keep it in place. There’s a pretty good chance I’ll be switching it over to a four-in-hand before long.

The tie is a Tommy Hilfiger. If you look at the right side where the knot should be going under the collar, you can see the tell tale contrast tail of the tie. One of the cool things about Hilfiger ties. The shirt is a Charles Tyrwhitt and the sweater is Lands End.

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