Monday, November 28, 2011

Versatile Knots

This blue goes with everything.  And a necktie with a thin white stripe goes that much better with a white dress shirt.  Of course, just about any necktie goes with a white shirt--the suit is the limiting factor--but the minor white stripe makes the shirt and tie hang together that much better.

Also, French cuffs!  They're just gorgeous.  Look at how those cuffs fold so elegantly.

Cufflinks from Brooks Brothers, tie from Filene's, shirt from Paul Fredrick, tie bar from Pater.


  1. A long time ago, in a District far away, I was transitioning from military uniform to mufti.  In my branch of the Armed Forces tie bars and tie tacks were acceptable for securing ties that tended to fly around.  One day I was wearing a tie bar in mufti and was told it was de classé.  Was the gentleman mistaken?

    Regards  —  Cliff

  2. If he was right back then, he's not anymore. Thank Mad Men for that. Stick with nice materials with a nice finish, like gold or chrome, and you should be fine.


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