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Lightening Up: An Easy and Elegant Spring Begins

This’ll be quick whilst things are working normally.

The odd jacket is one of my favourites. It is a wheat base with a very subtle blue overcheck which allows me to match a blue and tan antique stripe shirt to it. The “rules” will tell you that a solid tie is the right choice — maybe one with texture like a silk knit — and that would be a fine choice. This one is very colourful silk and has an equally subtle pattern to it. As a matter of fact, it was the tie that a good friend chose to wear with his morning coat to his wedding. It is his birthday today, something like the fourteenth in a row that we will have celebrated together and I am wearing the tie in his honour.

Blue trousers and chestnutty penny straps. Just the thing to meet with my daughter’s kindergarten teacher this morning. As I am also tapped to bring a simple meal for dinner to her, I think that salade niçoise is perfect for a beautiful spring day.

4 thoughts on “Lightening Up: An Easy and Elegant Spring Begins

  1. Good Day,
    Another superb ensemble. I must say this is an exceptional color choice with the camel-hair blazer and you do it all so effortlessly.You even have a rather fond admirer there with you who seems just as impressed as I.

  2. I like the ensemble; this sort of combination can often go wrong if the top disconnects from the bottom (the solour strength of the tie is often responsible)

    Regrettably, my current crop of odd jackets has no patterns and I must change that. I appreciate the reminder

    All best,


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