Faster than a speeding Train!


In response to a request, posted in this thread, I suggested the following few options. As he posted I was already gathering options.  Indeed faster than a speeding train 🙂

Here is a tie that is a little misleading.  When looked at it with the PC you dont get the true colors in it.  Due to its Plum warp (catena) you get a shimmering purple color in there.  Well matched with this suit and shirt combo. I used this square as its a flash of color that works.

This tie is too dark I fear for this suit and darkish shirt.  Not my favorite.

Just like Goldilocks, I think that this color in this tie is just right.  It livens up the darker shirt by giving contrast.  reverse contrast perhaps but contrast nonetheless.

And this tie gives a pop with the pink and lavender stripes against the black.

Finally, when linking posts, I was reminded of the ties in this post will work well as well.

One down, two to go


Happy Monday to you all!  Here’s to a better week than the last one was.

Got a box today with one hard to work shirt and a Grey Glen Plaid suit as well as black check Sportscoat.

The history behind the shirt was that it was a gift from a business associate from overseas, and the subject was wondering if it could be worked into a business setting with a suit as said business associate would be visiting and the gift recipient wanted to show his appreciation.

The nature of the shirt made it hard as its a darkish blue color with a purplish tinge to it and almost to the point of looking a bit denimy. (that means like DENIM, DUH!)

Here is what I came up with, using a Navy pin stripe suit, and a universal color square (meaning there are so many different colors here you can almost use these squares for everything).

I think that this (its not really that tie, that tie isnt on the site, shame on me.  This is the pink/black version of that pink ) tie works best here. It gives enough color and contrast without being over the top.  Its not quite red, closer to a pinky black.  Its somewhat textured but the texture doesn’t compete with the shirts chevron weave.

This also works well for the same reason.  Its got reds, Blues and violets mixed in there.

Finally, this floral/paisley which doesnt look that special in the pic but is a nice match in person.  The darker colors of the tie almost blend perfectly with the shirt. (OK, OK, my wife thought it got lost against the shirt, but what who asked HER?)

Tomorrow we attack the Glen Plaid Suit. 🙂

Cream Suits for Summer


Taking another request from the search box…

Not having a cream suit in my arsenal I had to take a large size from the boys collection that we carry from Pinco Pallino a high end childrenswear collection from Italy.

Cream and Blue as you can see work.  They work well and they leave room for some more color to be moxed in, which is what we did wth the new collection of squares.  This is a very pretty square and as I mentioned earlier or in this case later there is a story behind it.  To get some contrast against the shirt I used this tie from the new Spring collection.

The second shirt here is a gingham check shirt.  That gives you some depth to the blue without being solid (well…duh!) .  Paired that with a somewhat solid (at least in color) Navy tie yet left the square in.  I like the bold splash of color again.

Lilacs and lavendars will work well with the suit as evidenced here.  Of course as its a cream suit pretty much anything will work here.  Even as one posted questioned) Black.  I changed the square to reflect the lilac color and the ties match up here well although as I wonder perhaps a little too well to the shirt.  I always like to see some sort of contrast which in the first two are lacking.  This tie though was truly a winner all around in all the colors that I had it.

And a similarly colored lilac tie with a different twist.  More like a tapestry floral paisley pattern.

Finally in this version you get the contrast that I was referring to.  Nice satin field tie in a deep purple.  The square is the same although isee that the light hits it differently and the purple tones are move visible here.

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