Friday, December 26, 2014

Public Transportation

I think I was on a bus.  Got this vest for about $20 from JAB.  Great for adding an extra layer of good-looking warmth.

See also the dimple on this tie.  Not a problem like the last one.  I prefer Countess Mara (often available on sale at Macy's et al.) for dimplage, although their ties are a bit more...fragile.  Not by much, though.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Necktie Weirdness and Collar Conundrum

1. JAB Executive ties tend to do this thing where you can get a good dimple in the front but only if you accept that there's going to be a side dimple on the left side which will constantly be trying to work its way around to the front.

2. Charles Tyrwhitt AND Paul Fredrick, my favorite mail-order shirtmakers, both have this problem now where the points of the collar just refuse to lie flat.  This leads me to believe the problem lies with my body--perhaps my shoulder muscles moved around in a way that causes the points to catch on my collarbones as I move around.  May need to start starching my collars.

3. Buckle up for safety!