The 70s Bruce Springsteen look continues.
Suede fishing vest and inside out shawl sweatshirt are Eidos prototypes I am wear testing. Denim and polo are current season product.
You're definitely more Upstairs than Downstairs ...
I know from experience, by the way, that the northeastern U.S. "accent" can sound "British" to native midwesterners and southerners, as I've had both ask me if I'm from England.
I should add that there are lots of different northeast accents. Mine is an ‘educated’ one that tends toward very clear enunciation, a tendency reinforced by years of lecturing; this turns out to sound ‘English’ in other parts of the continent, and in some contexts can be met with suspicion. In my particular case there might be some lingering influence from an English aunt who dressed me in jodphurs as a toddler, long before I ever met a horse.
I'm not a fan of that tie, and certainly not in conjunction with a tie bar and a lapel flower. Get rid of those and it would be passable. I understand wanting to wear a crazy tie once in a while, but this is just too much.
Re: Northeastern Accents
I speak with a kind of mongrel accent: born, raised and educated in Jersey (but by English teachers), with a mother whose parents took lessons on developing a pure-D mid-atlantic accent and a father from the South, and I've had people from just about every background comment on my pronunciation of something or another. I've had people comment on the "Englishness" of the way I speak, though I suspect this is partially accent and partially syntax.
Having had the pleasure of a brief conversation with Upr, I can say that he speaks with a slightly softer, more genteel tone than the classic New York accent: well-traveled Bostonian about hits it (that is, a refined New England accent with the edges rounded off slightly).
That´s one of the best fit with bow tie I see here and the fit of the jacket is perfect.
Looks pretty good to me, but I would have gone with a different pocket square. Maybe a solid.
@Pliny, I have taken your advice to heart and re-folded all of my pocket squares. How is this angle? I have tried to echo the angle of the pocket, rather than making a straight fold parallel to the earth's surface.[...]
Just for the record, pocket squares are an accessory concerning which authorities differ. What this means in practical terms is that one has got a bit of room for experimentation whilst still remaining classic so long as one stays within reasonable bounds.
Of those who advocate slanting the square, the advice is often is to slant it toward the shoulder, mirroring in that respect the angle of the lapel but not so acutely. Some however, make a point of doing the opposite. Here’s Flusser on the topic.
“Though the Duke [of Windsor] folded his neatly, he wore them at odd angles within the breast pocket. Other famed fashionables added their own twist: Cary Grant moored his so discreetly that its one corner slants toward his face, contrary to its customary angle pointing out toward the shoulder.” _Dressing the Man_, p. 213.
There’s a photo of Grant on page 214 of the book, and his “uncustomary” angle is close to yours.
Hah, I didn't know that we both moved stateside at the same age. Albeit, I didn't know that you were that much older than I am!