Wednesday, June 23, 2010
A Herringbone Suit
Well, two, actually (another one in navy, which I'm wearing today), and a green suit with no pattern.
This here is a gray herringbone from Jos. A. Bank, in the very nice Signature series, picked up during the last "buy one, get two free" sale they had. (What? I needed more suits! Needed, I tell you!) A herringbone pattern, as you can see, consists of bands of parallel lines at 90-degree angles to each other. For whatever reason, I've been on a herringbone kick lately. I like it because it has more texture than a suit with no finish, and it's dressier than a houndstooth pattern (that funky asymmetrical tessellation that you see writ large in women's fashion these days).
Once this one comes back from the tailor, I'll pair it with a white shirt and whatever the hell tie I want to. (Seriously, it's a very versatile color.) But I'll probably stick with a solid-color tie with little to no pattern to contrast the suit's pattern. Maybe add a pocket square for a Mad Men feel.