This one could’ve gone either way. I do like a spotted tie. But, as I mentioned the other day, solids have really begun to win my heart with their quiet elegance. This is a silk knit, which I think plays down the seriousness of the suit (at least a bit) without the addition of the completely playful polka dots.
I’ve got to run as I have two deadlines, taxes to file and a meeting in just over an hour. Enjoy the day. I’ll be the one suffering from the pollen count if you run into me today.
4 thoughts on “Today’s Patterns: Chalk, Tattersall and …. Mixing It Up”
A timeless and classic combination.
I think it’s strange that sartorial choices made 75 years ago have a completely different meaning today. Today, your outfit is most elegant and dressy, but 75-100 years ago this is what an English gentlemen would have worn for an easy day at home – the shirt would have been worn hunting.
Did you see the piece in the Saturday WSJ about no longer needing to dress in a suit to go to the 21 Club in NYC? I still believe the more apporpriately dressed you are (and always be on the side of being over-dressed), the better service you receive — not just in restaurants, but retail establishments and other areas.
Never wear checks and stripes together. a piece of advice from Playboy in the 60’s, probably the only useful advice that they ever published.
Thanks Rebekah. And I’m with you, I’d rather be over-dressed.
Mr. Groves, thanks for reading and the comment! The Duke of Windsor and I would disagree with that article… .
Good Evening Chris,
You my dear friend are exceptionally brave. I could never pull off such a feat as this superbly fetching ensemble. Keep up the fabulous work.