Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NORE, Aug 1, 2012.
I love this thread, I'll be sure to post some obnoxiously colored stuff once spring rolls around.
Here is one from the summer.
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Thought today could go here:
Are you wearing a button down-collar with a bow tie? It certainly isn't a winged, or cut-back collar, is it a bow tie shirt? If this is an evening shirt it highly unusual one (can't see any other front buttons).
Are you wearing Chinos and braces (suspenders)?
Chinos and a bow tie? A smoking/evening jacket with a waist coat in the midday sun?
A DJ/ evening suit is the last formal dress code, I prefer to keep it that way.
As a general point, people have been doing this for a very long time, you know. It's part of the 'Ivy' look (and this is not to endorse the outfit as a whole, because it's basically a mess).
I quite often do it, but only with casual bow ties in printed silk (paisley or neat print patterns) or textured weaves like a herringbone wool.
I agree that the above look is rather a mess - too many competing elements that jar with each other instead of combining well.
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