Today I am wearing gray striped black, 2-button, notch-lapel suit; blue spread-collar, french-cuff shirt; dark blue tie with small paisley patterns; blue pocket square; black leather belt with a silver colored buckle; black cap-toed oxford shoes, and a 1960’s vintage Favre-Leuba Geneve Sea King, manual winding, black dial, wristwatch.
As I am today wearing a spread-collar shirt, I decided to change my usual tie knot. To make the knot a little bigger and fill the gap of the spread-collar, today I used a Pratt knot. You find information here how to tie a Pratt knot http://www.tie-a-tie.net/pratt.html.
A dark brown, 2-button, notch-lapel, self-stripe suit; yellow french-cuff, tabbed-collar shirt; brown necktie with yellow pin-dots; yellow pocket square with blue rolled edges; dark brown oxford shoes worn with dark brown socks; and a plain, simple, 1960’s Favre-Leuba Geneve Sea King stainless steel dress wrist-watch with a brown leather belt constitute my ensemble today.
I find today’s watch particularly appealing and I believe it stems from my weakness for simple but elegant designs. In my opinion, the most beautiful designs are also often the most simple ones.
Today I am wearing an ash-gray, two-button, peaked lapel suit with slanted pockets; blue tabbed-collar shirt with french-cuffs; a blue and white printed tie; a printed blue patterned pocket square; black derby shoes; and a 1980’s all stainless steel Seiko 5 Automatic wrist-watch.
A window pane light gray, 3-button, notch lapel suit; a cream tabbed collar shirt with french-cuffs; light brown oxford shoes; a patterned silk tie with orange and gray colors; white linen pocket square; and a 1970 vintage Rado Voyager Automatic wrist-watch constitutes my ensemble today.
This particular model of the Rado Voyager with day and date at 6 O”Clock position and a cabochon crown (not clearly visible in the photo) appears to be a very rare model. Most other Rado Voyager models don’t have these two features. I would be very interested to know how many of this particular version of Rado Voyager was manufactured by Rado.
Today I am wearing a 2-button, peaked lapel, blue suit with a light purple, tabbed collar shirt with french cuffs. As I have a few important meetings today, I decided to go with a monochromatic ensemble. Consequently, today’s necktie is small purple dots over dark blue background. The pocket square is black dots over purple background.
Today’s shoes are black oxfords with some minor decoration near the toe.
Today’s watch is a gold plated Tissot Automatic with a black leather strap. The was was manufactured in 1980–the same year I started my career.
That brings me to the issue of labeling items, such as, vintage or antique. What is vantage and what is antique? There can be various definitions of antique and vintage. However, in this blog I will use the term “vintage” when the object is betwen 30 and 50 years old. Beyond 50 years, I may classify the object as “antique.” Please note that there may be other more precise definitions; however, for this blog I just defined the two terms.
By the way, as you can see from the photographs, today I was wearing a belt instead of suspenders.
Today’s suit is two-buttons, peaked lapel, and in taupe color (a dark grayish brown color). I though a shade of pink would go nicely with this suit. Since both the suit and shirt are solid colors, a tartan tie in red background with blue and yellow stripes would add some color to the outfit. A yellow pocket square adds some more color to the ensemble.
Today I am wearing spectator shoes in shades of brown. A very beautiful 1960’s vintage RW Roamer manual winding wristwatch with a brown leather belt adorns my wrist today.
Today I am wearing a very dark brown (looks black), notch lapel, 3-button suit with a white shirt. The shirt’s club collar is tabbed. Today’s tie has small green, white, and pink patterns against a background of bluish indigo color. I opted for a white pocket square today. Today I am wearing a plain pair of black cap-toed oxford shoes. Today’s watch is a vintage (1960) West End Sowar Prima automatic military watch.