What I am wearing today (14 June 2012)

Today is Thursday, the day before the weekends start here and I am already in a holiday mood. My today’s attire is a  classic combination consisting of a 3-button, notch-lapel navy blazer; a light blue tabbed-collar shirt with french cuffs; gray flannel trousers; a blue/violet/yellow-orange striped tie; a violet pocket square; and a pair of brown loafers.

Today’s I am wearing a very beautiful 1960-70 vintage gold plated Favre Leuba Geneve “Twin Power,” date, manual winding watch in a brown leather strap.The watch is with its original dial, bezel, and crystal. You may notice that the crystal is lightly chipped around the “3” mark of the dial. I decided not to change the original crystal.

What I am wearing today (11 June 2012)

Today I am wearing a glen plaid, 2-button, notch-lapel suit; a pink shirt with french cuffs; a tartan tie in red/green/blue/pink; a Macclesfield printed silk pocket square; a pair of light brown derby shoes; and a 1960 vintage gold plated Favre Leuba, Duomatic, day, date watch in a brown leather strap.

Today is the first time I am wearing this grey glen plaid suit with brown shoes. It doesn’t look that bad, does it? I rather like the look. Normally I would have advised wearing black shoes with this suit. But now I am not so sure. Brown shoes look equally good and from now on I would use both brown and black shoes with this suit. I think the color of the shirt is also important. A white shirt with this suit would probably look better with black shoes.

 

What I am wearing today (7 June 2012)

Today I decided to dress casual in a trousers/blazer combination. Therefore, today I am wearing a 2-button, notch-lapel blazer with patch pockets; a pink and white striped shirt with barrel cuff; a dark pink silk knit tie with small white polka dots; a lighter pink pocket square; a pair of dark brown monk-strap shoes; and finally a 1960 vintage Favre Leuba Sea Chief, manual winding watch in a brown leather strap. The watch has original dial and body. It has only been serviced.

 

What I am wearing today (5 June 2012)

Today I am wearing an ash pinstripe, notch-lapel, 2-button suit; a blue and peach striped tabbed color shirt with french cuffs; a peach silk tie; a Macclesfield silk printed pocket square in blue, red, and yellow; a pair of black cap-toed oxford shoes; and a 1940 vintage, military issue, West End Watch Company, Sowar, Prima, manual winding, watch. The bracelet is a “Bonklip” imitation. There is a history behind this type of bracelets. These bracelets were issued to the World War II pilots and could be used in both under the flight jacket, or more usually, over the flight jacket’s sleeve.

 

What I am wearing today (4 June 2012)

Today I am wearing a dark brown, peaked-lapel, 2-button suit; a white spread-collar shirt with french cuffs; a yellow-orange and white striped silk tie; a white linen pocket square; a pair of dark brown cap-toed oxford shoes; and a 1940 vintage Anglo Swiss Watch Company, Cavalry, manual winding, wristwatch.

If I may critique my own ensemble, it seems that the sleeve length of the shirt is a tad short. The rule is that a small part of the shirt’s sleeve must be visible under the suit’s sleeve (not more than half an inch). As you can see, this is not case in the photograph below. Unfortunately, cotton shrinks and a perfectly good shirt may become unwearable due to shrinkage over time.