What I am wearing today (26 April 2012)

Today I am wearing a natural tan colored linen, 3-button, notch-lapel, patch-pocket single-breasted suit; a handloomed cotton check shirt with french-cuffs, a silk knit tie in blue and red horizontal stripes, a Macclesfield printed silk pocket square, a pair of mustard colored suede monks, a mustard colored belt with a golden buckle, and a 1980’s golden Rado Diastar automatic watch.

 

What I am wearing today (25 April 2012)

Today I am wearing a striped light gray, 2-button, notch lapel, linen/cotton blended suit; a black/white gingham handloomed cotton shirt with barrel cuff; silk knit ties; a Burberry check pocket square, and a pair of very dark brown (almost black) suede chukka boots.

I am very excited about the shirt I am wearing. This is my first shirt made from handloomed cotton. It’s extremely comfortable. It’s soft and supple and this tailored shirt fits the body like a glove. It’s so light that I don’t feel like I am wearing a shirt! I have been so impressed with this shirt that I have already ordered a dozen similar shirts. More on handloomed cotton shirts when I receive them.

Today’s watch is a 1960 vintage West End Watch Company, Sower, Prima with day and date. The dial is adorned with 10 jewels. The watch has a similar look to a Rolex Oyster Perpetual.

What I am wearing today (19 April 2012)

A 2-button, notch-lapel, sharkskin suit; a white french-cuff and tabbed collar shirt; a white/ash patterned tie worn with a four-in-hand knot; a white linen pocket square; and a pair of plain black cap-toed oxford shoes constitute my ensemble today. As you can see in the photo below, I am wearing a black belt with a silver-colored buckle today. I am sure you will agree that any golden accessories would look very odd with this ensemble.

Today’s watch is a rare and vintage 1957 Longines, manual winding, and stainless steel casing with a black leather strap.


What I am wearing today (18 April 2012)

Today I am wearing a glen plaid (aka Glenurquhart check) double-breasted, six-buttons, suit; a very light pink shirt with tabbed collar and french-cuffs; a striped necktie in light blue/light pink/ shocking pink colored stripes; and a pink pocket square; a pair of fancy oxford shoes with side laces. Today’s watch is an Omega Constellation Chronometer Automatic.

What I am wearing today (17 April 2012)

Today I am attired in a blue, 2-buttons, peak-lapel suit; a peach/pink and white striped, french-cuff shirt; a blue/pink patterned necktie, a peach/white pocket square; a 60’s vintage West End, Sowar, Prima, 21 Jewels, Automatic stainless steel military watch with a stainless steel bracelet; and a pair of plain black cap-toed oxford shoes. Though my preferred shoe color for a blue/navy suit is brown; to break the monotony, I made an exception and chose black shoes today.

What I am wearing today (16 April 2012)

Today’s suit fabric has brown chalk-stripes over a kind of dark blue/bluish black background. The suit is three buttons, notch-lapel, and unlike most of my suits, has no back vents. My preference is two back vents. I would say this suit is also a tad lengthy–in my opinion two inch shorter would have been ideal. I paired the suit with a graph-check shirt with french-cuffs. Today I chose to wear a patterned silk necktie in yellow/brown shade to complement the brown colors in both the shirt and pocket square. The pocket square has two colors; navy and brown.

The shoes I am wearing today are brown cap-toed oxfords. Today’s I am wearing a 1960 vintage 17 jewels  Tressa, manual winding,  stainless steel watch. By the way, I am also wearing a brown belt today.

 

What I am wearing today (12 April 2012)

A dark gray windowpane, 2-button, notch-lapel suit with cuffed trousers; a white shirt with James Bond Cuff (AKA Cocktail Cuff). Cocktail cuffs can have one button or two buttons closing; however, today’s shirt cuffs have one button closing. Today’s tie has white polka dots over a dark red background and I am wearing it with a half Windsor knot. The shoes are very simple and unadorned black cap-toed oxfords. The watch I am wearing today is a gold plated Tissot Automatic vintage 1980.

Sean Connery in James Bond wearing a shirt with cocktail cuffs.

What I am wearing today (11 April 2012)

Today my ensemble constitutes of a Linen/Cotton blended cream, 2-button, notch-lapel suit; a tabbed collar light pink shirt with french cuffs; a shocking pink knit tie with white polka dots; a pair of spectator shoes in cream/brown colors; and a very elegant 70’s vintage Mondia 25 Jewel Automatic wrist-watch.

For some reason, I am quite attracted to this watch. Maybe because of its sleek and elegant lines. The brand “Mondia” is an Italian brand and also is a sister brand of Zenith and Movado. Since 2000, all these three brands (Zenith, Mondia, and Movado)  belong to LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Group, which is reputed to be the world’s largest luxury products group (for details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LVMH).

This is the website of Mondia watches http://www.mondiaorologi.com/

 

 

What I am wearing today (10 April 2012)

Dark chocolate three-button, window-pane, notch-lapel suit with cuffed and single pleat trousers; lemon/cream french-cuff shirt; a maroon tie with small black squares; a red and maroon pocket square; a pair of dark brown oxford whole-cut shoes, and a 1970’s vintage Favre-Leuba Duomatic (Automatic) stainless steel wristwatch constitute my ensemble today. Favre-Leuba introduced the “Duomatic” models in 1968.