I bought a new shirt from Turnbull and Asser in the sale. It has a slim cut and regent collar. Actually, it is a wonderful fitting shirt, and I have already received a compliment from a colleague. They have an eccentric range of stripes which have a certain appeal, especially as I am in Japan where the blandness of the average salaryman shocks me into embracing some kind of colour that will put me apart from the black suit, white shirt, blue striped tie that nearly everyone wears here. Choosing the tie was rather difficult. Initially I opted for a solid light blue, then red, in the end I threw caution to the wind and took a big risk on a blue / green striped tie. This is then with a dark blue Daks suit. Perhaps a thick stripe would be better. I was thinking about the combinations for some time. Wasn't easy.