Posts Tagged ‘ suit and tie ’

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.

Really Bright Tie

Last time this TM Lewin shirt made an appearance on the blog, it was paired with a necktie that toned things down a bit. This tie kicks it up a notch or three. If you think it takes some cajones to strap on a bow tie for the day, try knotting up a tie this bright and this “colorful”. I will say that the compliments I get from the fairer of the two sexes more than make up for the sideways glances, etc. that I also get from time to time. Not only is the color of the tie a winner but the texture is as well.

Navy Suit, Purple Tie

Instead of a purple suit with a navy tie. I am a bit of a dinosaur but I wouldn’t want to be mistaken for that purple dinosaur. That said, I’m a big fan of purple/navy combinations.

Shirt is TM Lewin Windsor slim fit and tie is Paul Fredrick. I was hoping the gold in the tie would grab the gold pinstripe in the suit. It does to some extent.

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.

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.

 

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.