Posts Tagged ‘ Turnbull and Asser ’

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.

Again With the Blue and Yellow

And not only a repeat of blue and yellow but also a yellow paisley on a blue gingham just like I did the first time I wore this shirt. The shirt is a Hawes and Curtis and the tie is another of my favorite brand – Turnbull and Asser. The pocket square is Carrot and Gibbs once again. Maybe I need a little imagination boost to break out of this rut.

Simplicity at its Simplest

Navy windowpane suit, cream TM Lewin Prince of Wales shirt, navy, silver, yellow Turnbull and Asser necktie knotted in a four-in hand, plain, white cotton pocket square in a TV Fold. I guess there could be simpler but not by much.

Basic Basics

How much more basic does it get than a navy suit, white shirt, and navy/white striped necktie? What the camera doesn’t show is the herringbone weave of the shirt. It doesn’t quite capture the windowpane pattern woven into the suit. It does show, however, the rep stripe in the weave of the tie going the opposite direction of the white stripe. It’s not as basic as it seems on the surface but it didn’t take any thought either.

The shirt is TM Lewin and the tie is another Turnbull and Asser that I thrifted quite some time ago. It seems to be fairly old yet still knots majestically. This model’s label reads “The ‘Turnbull’ Tie but lacks the reference to being the Prince of Wales’ shirt maker. Maybe a clue to its age?

And a semi-artsy photo: