Sunday, July 15, 2007
The dress shirt and necktie are both Charles Tyrwhitt. The tie is one of their sevenfold models. It must want to be knotted because it made such a good knot with so little effort on my part. The shirt is a 180s twill and is by far the best shirt I own. It's so soft and comfortable that I really didn't want to take it off after I got home today. It's also my first French cuff shirt which allows further conglomerating:
I used silk knots rather than cuff links because silk knot allow a little more freedom to conglomerate in some color. I got several different colors because it's a white shirt that I can wear with nearly any tie.
The pocket square is a Carot and Gibbs that has a navy and red paisley pattern in the middle but I only wanted the blue border with gold trim to show. So that's how I folded it. Pocket squares are a bit of a new art for me and it will take a little time to get that part of conglomerating in line.
Another Talbott Best of Class conglomerated over a blue stripe dress shirt. The small, navy stripes in the middle of the larger tan stripes called for the navy sport coat. A good thing for a Friday. The tan stripes also worked well with the tan trousers I conglomerated in with the rest of the, uhhhmm, outfit. And tan trousers are definitely a necessity when one owns a navy sport coat. That's what "They" say anyway.
Rather than conglomerate a blue and gold tie with the charcoal suit, like I normally do, I decided to conglomerate a blue tie with a slightly gold shirt. It works pretty well and I like the idea of simple when conglomerating. Sometimes. The tie is a Paul Fredrick and it's woven in a herringbone pattern that adds more interest than a plain solid.