Today I am wearing a white linen double-breasted suit (6X2) with white bone buttons, a white cotton shirt with spread collar and French cuffs, a blue/pink check silk bow tie, a pink and blue silk pocket square, a pair of brown/beige spectator shoes, and the vintage Chaumet watch I have been wearing the last few days.
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Today I am wearing a white linen double-breasted (6X2) suit with patch pockets, a light blue linen shirt with barrel cuff, a navy and tan striped silk tie, a silk navy pocket square with white borders, and a pair of tan spectator shoes.
As most other Thursday’s, today I am wearing a Trousers/Blazer combination. A blue blazer with white MOP buttons and a white cotton/linen blend trousers is what I am wearing today. The contrast collar shirt is a check of white and teal. I am also wearing a red silk knit tie with white polka dots and a white linen pocket square. Today I chose to wear a pair of brown/tan correspondent shoes (aka spectator shoes) and a vintage Omega Seamaster in a red/blue Nato G10 Nylon strap.
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).
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/
Today I am wearing a linen suit, a cotton purple/white gingham shirt, a silk striped tie in black/green/yellow stripe, a purple silk pocket square, and spectator (AKA correspondent) shoes. Today I am also wearing another vintage watch named “Camy.” When we were growing up in the 60’s, Camy was a popular watch brand. Though I don’t exactly remember which was my very first watch, yet I am certain that it was either a Camy or a “West End” brand. Today’s watch is from 1968. Today, however, there is no watch brand called Camy as the company went extinct after the quartz onslaught.
In the above photograph you can clearly see the texture of the linen suit in detail. Speaking of texture, this is something you can use to your advantage in configuring an ensemble. For example, while using a monochromatic theme, you can use different textures to add depth to your ensemble.
The above photo shows the watch in detail. I don’t find this watch particularly attractive as I don’t find the retro look pleasing to the eye. Maybe my liking for minimalist designs makes me dislike this large multifunctional timekeeper.
Details of the spectator shoes.
Today I am wearing a double-breasted blazer (what the purists may refer to as a Reefer Jacket), white self-stripe trousers. blue/white gingham french-cuff shirt, blue knit tie, a tie bar, white linen pocket square, and tan/white spectator (also known as correspondent) shoes. The watch is a simple quartz.
A number of attractive combinations are possible with a navy double breasted blazer. More will come later.
Below is a closeup of the spectator shoes: