A foulard tie is essential for any fashionable man's wardrobe. This particular one by Psycho Bunny is my new favorite. Look closely and see their logo. Along with neckties, they sell a variety of stylish mens clothing. My simple suggestions would be to make sure that the button down shirt is lighter than the tie and that the pocket square coordinates but doesn’t match exactly. This creates visual interest.
Saddle shoes are essential for every man’s wardrobe. This pair, by Tommy Hilfiger are classic and comfortable and are the perfect mix between a wingtip and suede oxford. And because of this, they can be easily paired with dress or casual items already in your wardrobe. The copper sole and the broguing in the middle of the shoe add a really nice, yet subtle, detail that I appreciate. A perfect shoe for crisp Autumn days.
I recently discovered Jacques Elliott at Capsule NYC in July. This newly established tie company is currently based in New York City. As with all their products, this tie was constructed in the USA. The styles they sell are classic and will upgrade any mans wardrobe. I appreciate that Jacques Elliot understands the minimal aesthetic of dressing up and dressing well. Shown, is the Blue Streaker Freaker Checked tie. I paired this tie with a merino v-neck sweater, a tweed blazer and a classic gingham button down. These are classic additions to menswear that will never go out of style. Although all in the same color story, each individual texture compliments and accentuates the others. Thank you Jacques Elliott for being the incentive for today’s post.
A classic and timeless watch is an essential accessory to any well dressed mans wardrobe. I appreciate a minimally designed timepiece that I can either dress up or dress down for any occasion. Daniel Wellington, a Swedish watch company, makes watches that understand this aesthetic. The classic Bristol has a leather strap that gives this watch a timeless feel and the rose gold on both the dial and the face is a great sophisticated touch. I especially like the silent tick and how lightweight it feels on my wrist. With such a beautifully designed timepiece and being sold for under 300 dollars, this watch is a must have for any man.
Ivy Prepster makes great vintage inspired neckwear and is committed to making ties for the preppy wardrobe. As I’ve posted about this brand in the past, I continue to be impressed by the quality of the products in the portfolio of this Massachusetts company. Above, I’m wearing the Altschul Stripe tie and the Anchor tie bar. The tie is 100% cotton and holds a good dimple. Nautical and stripes are a classic combination and one that will be a constant in my wardrobe.