From the workbench: Donegal galore
Our small collection of beautifully rich donegal ties will be joined by an Eggplant version later today. With a myriad of subtle colours, these ties add visual depth to your outfit.
I like what’s going on here. The solid tie helps break up the patterns around it, though the herringbone is quite innocuous and blends well. I’m assuming from the corner that the pocket square is white, which is classic and simple and works with pretty much everything.
My favorite part has to be the collar on that blazer. Love it.
Purple is such an beautiful accent color for fall and winter, especially when wearing grey or navy and white.
Purple and white knit silk tie from Luciano Barbera with a 100% white linen pocket square made by Simonnot Godard.
Purple is and always has been one of my favorite colors. Purple and grey together is even better.
Anonymous asked: Hi. Suspenders post from 11th Dec: still looking? Try the Emil Erwin site they have a similar set that look like they'd wear in nicely over time.
Awesome! A bit out of my price range, but exactly what I’ve been looking for!
In case anyone else is interested
Prince of wales tie
I like the idea of this outfit, but there are a few problems:
-Tie clip is too wide; it should be shorter than the width of the tie
-The adjusters on the suspenders should not be on your shoulders; they should be below the breast. Buy better fitting suspenders or get them adjusted.
-The button placement for the suspenders to attach seem to be too close together, but this could be due to the photo/posture.
-The tie seems too long, but again this could be the posture/photo making it look so
Not trying to be critical, but simply pointing out the small details of which to be aware.
Beware the menswearnoob. He will be the one wearing this at your local Christmas party along with a painfully smug look.
I agree with all but the top image. For a tie bar to be useful it should be placed between the third and fifth buttons. This image would have you wear it far too high to be useful.
Remember: form follows function.