What I am wearing today (1 July 2012)

Today I am wearing a 2-button, notch-lapel suit with very subtle blue checks (glen plaid); a plain light blue cotton shirt with french cuffs; a silk  tie with small blue squares on a white background; a plain blue silk pocket square; a 1960 vintage manual winding Tressa 17 Jewels Shockproof watch; and a pair of light brown correspondent shoes (aka spectator shoes).

 

What I am wearing today (28 May 2012)

Today I am wearing a blue, two-button, notch-lapel suit; a white/blue striped shirt with french cuffs; a maroon tie with small paisley patterns; a white pocket square; a pair of reddish brown cap-toed oxford shoes; a vintage and somewhat enigmatic Favre Leuba Seikomatic, manual winding, gold plated watch.

 

The enigma stems from the fact that the term “Seikomatic” is a term used by Seiko Watch Company and not by Favre Leuba. I have not been able to find any record that Seiko and Favre Leuba ever cooperated on any watch. I have also searched the Net without any success for any Favre Leuba watch with “Seikomatic.” I did occur to me that the dial could be a modification by some watch mechanic. Now that I had two identical Favre Leuba watches with “Seikomatic” inscribed on the dial, I am convinced  about the authenticity of the diall.

The movement inside the watch is the standard FL-253, as shown below:

Favre-Leuba 253 Movement

 

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 (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 (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.