What I am wearing today (3 April 2012)

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.

What I am wearing today (2 April 2012)

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.

What I am wearing today (1 April 2012)

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.