Today I am wearing a 2-button, notch-lapel, black in black pattern suit; a white shirt with James Bond Cuff (aka Cocktail Cuffs); a black and white striped tie; a white linen pocket square; a pair of black cap-toed oxford shoes; and a vintage West End Watch Company, Sowar, Prima, Day/Date, two-tone automatic watch with a black dial.
Today’s photographs were taken at my harberdasher’s.
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.
When I woke up in the morning, the sky was overcast. The blazing summer sun, now cloaked in a gray veil, appeared less angry. At around 8:00 a.m., it was about 26 degrees Centigrade, when only few days back it was hovering around 35-38. Normally, in Bangladesh monsoon dominates in full force by the start of June; however, monsoon is tardy this year
Usually, I decide on the daily wardrobe the night before. However, today it was not possible because last evening I attended a wedding reception, returned home quite late, and did not feel like to go through the rituals of arranging an ensemble, which includes ironing, polishing, selecting, etc.
When I selected my ensemble today, I had an urge to wear a charcoal suit and white shirt. Therefore, today’s I am wearing a charcoal gray, 2-button, peaked-lapel, suit; a white shirt with James Bond Cuffs; a black/white checkered tie; a white linen pocket square; and a pair of black cap-toed oxford shoes.
Today, I am also wearing a 1950 vintage and elegant, Anglo Swiss Watch Company, Cavalry, dress watch in stainless steel.
Another interesting thing happened today. Some of my colleagues wanted to model for my blog. Therefore, today I am also posting photographs of two of my coworkers.
Today I am wearing a charcoal gray, notch-lapel, two-button suit; a white shirt with french cuffs; a red tartan tie; a white cotton pocket square; a pair of black monk-strap shoes; and a 1940 vintage Anglo Swiss Watch Company, Cavalry watch in a black leather strap.
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.