One of my darling mother’s sometimes incomprehensible sayings is “don’t spoil the ship for a ha’porth of tar”. In this context we could re-word it as “don’t spoil the suit for a bit of bling”. In other words, when you have made the effort to find the right outfit, make sure you don’t forget to make the same effort over the accessories. Women have this down to an art form and it is time the blokes caught on!
Pick out a striped dress shirt. Determine the dominant-color stripe in the shirt and match your suit to that color. Next, choose a tie with elements that belong to the same color family as the dominant color.
Each style will suit different body styles, therefore it can be worthwhile to try on both before deciding. But it must be noted that the American style blazers are much easier to be dressed down that their English style counterpart.
These might seem stuffy and formal, but with some creativity they can really add to an outfit. pocket squares are a great way to stand out in a crowd with a little colour.
Denim: Anice pair of denim is always welcome. The classic dark wash is dressy and even professional and a rugged indigo is great for the weekend. And if you want to lighten up, think gray for the springtime.
Ultra-thin watches were the trend at SIHH this year and Cartier’s latest creation retains the brand’s signature elements. It has a bold presence on the wrist despite its thin profile. The gold versions have silver guilloche dials and the platinum version comes with a deep blue dial. All of the models have a blue cabochon fluted crown. They come in numbered limited edition.
When you try both methods, which one did you like? Choose the one you are comfortable with. I personally would find the irregular arrangement helps to give more volume to Irish linen.