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.

What I am wearing today (9 April 2012)

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.

What I am wearing today (8 April 2012)

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.

What I am wearing today (4 April 2012)

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.