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Red Stripes II

This is what I have on right here and now. Yeah, I skipped tying one on yesterday. My work yesterday included some not so clean activities so I chose to protect my nicer clothes. I find it nice that I am not required to wear coat/suit and tie. I choose to do so. Why? Dunno. Prolly something in my childhood that I should blame on my parents or something. I enjoy it. If suit and tie were required I don’t think I would enjoy it quite as much. That and I’d look like everyone else.

Today is actually a coat and tie day. Stripes and checks up top and solid, tan trousers below the bottom of the picture. The tie is another Hilfiger that I picked up the same day I nabbed the Stephen Colbert inspired blue/navy stripe.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Patterns

From the moment of my birth
To the instant of my death,
There are Patterns I must follow
Just as I must breathe each breath

Paul Simon originally did “Patterns”. At least I think he did.  I prefer Warrel Dane’s version.

Patterns for me today are a couple of stripes (suit & tie), a check(shirt), and a paisley(pocket square). This particular TM Lewin shirt has never graced the pages of this blog. Neither has the tie but that’s kind of the point in the blog. Unfortunately the flash removed the detail of the blue and gray check of the shirt and the blue stripe between the orange stripes on the Brooks Brothers necktie. The tie is knotted in a dimpled Prince Albert.