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 (10 April 2012)

Dark chocolate three-button, window-pane, notch-lapel suit with cuffed and single pleat trousers; lemon/cream french-cuff shirt; a maroon tie with small black squares; a red and maroon pocket square; a pair of dark brown oxford whole-cut shoes, and a 1970’s vintage Favre-Leuba Duomatic (Automatic) stainless steel wristwatch constitute my ensemble today. Favre-Leuba introduced the “Duomatic” models in 1968.

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 (23 February 2012)

A dark blue suit with very light red pinstripe, a shirt with red graph-check over pink background, a maroon necktie with white “fleur-de-lis” motifs, a reddish check pocket square, and a reddish brown oxford brogue. Also, today I am wearing my second (and last) Favre-Leuba Sea King, 1970 model, the same year I had appeared for my SSC examinations.


What I am wearing today (22 February 2012)

Today I am wearing a black 2-button suit, a white shirt, a yellow tie with black polka dots. and a white cotton pocket square. Originally, I wanted to wear the same suit and tie combination with a medium blue shirt. I changed to the white shirt when I was informed that this evening I will be attending a contract signing ceremony with a customer. The signing ceremony concludes with a dinner. The white shirt is to make the ensemble more formal for the evening function. I would always recommend a dark suit for anything after dusk.

Today I am also wearing a simple black cap-toed oxford, as shown below:

Even though the Swiss had invented the quart movement watches, their success in the manufacturing of mechanical watches rendered them blind to the possibilities of quart movement watches. The Japanese quickly adopted the quart movement and unleashed an attack on Swiss mechanical watches by flooding the market with cheap quart watches. This happened in the early 70’s. The Swiss watch making industry was caught completely unaware and as a result many excellent Swiss watchmakers went bankrupt. Today I am wearing a wrist watch that became a victim of the Japanese onslaught.

Today I am wearing a mechanical winding Favre Leuba Sea King. It’s a very simple but elegant watch manufactured around 1960.

Today I am also wearing a belt instead of the more frequent suspenders/braces.