What I am wearing today (11 July 2012)

Today I am wearing a bamboo-brown colored double-breasted (6×2), suit; a reddish orange shirt with barrel cuffs; a reddish brown paisley tie; a brown tie-dye pocket square; a pair of oxford shoes with toe-medallion; and a 1950 vintage Anglo Swiss Watch Company, 17 Jewels, BRIGADE, Split Second, manual winding, gold  plated watch.

1950 Vintage Anglo Swiss Watch Company, 17 Jewels, BRIGADE, split-second, manual winding, gold plated watch


What I am wearing today (27 June 2012)

Today I am wearing a Price of Wales check, 2-button, notch-lapel suit; a blue over white graph-check shirt with tabbed collar and french cuffs; a yellow tie with small gray patterns; a brownish silk tie-dye pocket square; a pair of dark brown oxford shoes with medallion; and a vintage Anglo Swiss Watch Co., CAVALRY, split second, manual winding watch.

Today, for the fourth day I am wearing all patterns and today it is the most pronounced. Due to the very strong and dominating pattern of the suit, I paired with a less prominent shirt with a subtle blue graph check, which from a distance appears white. Now I needed a patterned tie that will not conflict with the suit and shirt. I ruled out any check or stripe as it will conflict with the bold suit. Similarly, a tie with too closely spaced dots is also not suitable as it will clash with the shirt. Therefore, I selected a tie with some widely spaced small patterns on it.

However, it is preferable to wear a white or pastel colored shirt and a plain tie with this suit.



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.


What I am wearing today (13 March 2012)

Today I am wearing my navy double-breasted blazer with ash gray trousers.

Today I am wearing a patterned (printed) pocket square as shown below.

Today’s shoes are black oxford brogues (also known as wingtips). Though “brouging” make shoes less formal, yet I love the ornamentation of brogues. I seldom hesitate to wear a brogues with any suit.

I prefer to wear suspenders with my suits but occasionally I wear belts. Below is the belt I am wearing today.

Today’s blazer buttons.

If you read my blog, you have seen today’s watch–it’s my very favorite Anglo-Swiss Watch Co.’s Cavalry, today’s version is gold plated. This is vintage 1942.

Normally, I do not post pictures of the pens I use as I don’t have many. However, today I am making an exception.and posting the photograph of the pens I am carrying today. The reason is that  there is a history behind these pens.

After leaving IBM in 1998, I set up the very first event management company in Bangladesh named, “Show & Tell”. I ran that business until 2001. In 2001 I went back to my original profession of Information Technology.

In 1999, Bangladesh Parliament gave me a contract (it was more from UNOPS) to manage a conference titled, “Asia Pacific Parliaments for Peace”. The conference was held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on September 1999. These pens were used by 37 Speakers of 37 parliaments to sign the “Dhaka Declaration.” I understand that the newly formed organization was initially headquartered in Cambodia. In 2007 the name was changed to Asian Parliamentary Association (APA). This is APA’s current website is http://www.asianparl.net/about.html.