Relatedly, is there a way to see thumbs on the mobile version of the site?
Thanks for the thumbs, and the thoughts on POW shirts. Maybe I'll try it with a solid SC next time and see what happens.
New tweed jacket today:
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Many of the best-dressed men I know, online and IRL, tend to wear tie bars -- and I wouldn't have known had they not told me. I have one coworker who's almost always in some kind of odd vest, but who ensures a dramatically arched tie with a tie bar.
I agree, PoW shirts are cool in a casual way -- like a super refined tartan.
I think it's too high too. I usually wear mine just above the fourth button (including collar) which leaves it slightly visible when my jacket is buttoned.
I must admit I've been wearing mine nine times out of ten since I got it. Not only do I find the item decorative by itself, but I also use it to give my tie an inch of slack and lift it up a bit so the knot stands out a little and the whole tie looks less flat, more three dimensional. For this reason I also tend to wear a tie bar with a vest, I just keep it invisible because I'm aware of it's redundancy.
And then of course there is the functional aspect of it that I really like as someone who wears (or wore) a lot of bow ties and has become very accustomed to not having a flap of fabric waving around. Though I a keep my jacket buttoned when standing, I do take it off at work or open it up when I'm sitting...
I don't do it myself -- I don't wear wide spread collars, but I've been advised online that one element is pulling the front blade through the knot at a 90 degree angle to the torso, then clipping it to the shirt a little high. I think it's important to get the knot pointing in the right direction.
I've always thought of it as very Paul Stuart, especially since the gent I know who really rocks it goes for that kind of look.
Kind of a mediocre day, for more reasons than just clothing. Oh well, tomorrow's a brand new day and all that jazz...
... mind you, there was one bright point - for my wardrobe though not my bank balance - which was ordering a bespoke pair of summer trousers from Ede & Ravenscroft in a sort of butterscotch/tan/yellow sand sort of colour (H&S Target Gabardine book, the very first fabric in it). Extravagantly expensive, but they'll go with every odd summer jacket I own so I figure I can justify it to myself, especially since RTW & MTM trousers never fit me right.
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