Friday, February 4, 2011
Color is Hard: Color Is Easy
Navy herringbone JAB suit. White French-cuff shirt from Paul Fredrick. Bubble-level cufflinks with blue liquid. Bow tie from Filene's. Navy suit picks up blue in the cufflinks and tiny teardrops on the necktie. White shirt picks up white accents on the necktie. Gold coordinates well with navy suit. Clean, conservative colors with fun details.
Why the bow tie? I got stuck in a rut wearing a red tie with this suit. Then, this morning, I badly wanted to wear those cufflinks. I already had the pants on. So I laid the red tie aside and chose my neckwear based on the colors already present in what I knew I wanted to wear.
Let your whims guide you.