The New Crop Is In

If you have stayed the course with me, you are about to get rewarded. A new crop is in in Kid’s and Men’s with new pricing as well (Buy one, get the second with some restrictions at half price). The sad news is that I am skipping next season in the men’s department due to the kids business pulling at me in a good way. I also will probably adapt the blog to more complete ensembles for kids as well which will not limit this blog to ties and squares but in general a color blending blog. Stick around and you can still learn something. Heck I learn something every day in color/texture combinations.

The first group is the starburst collection. Available in 5 colors, (if you count white as a color). Blue, Pink, Red, Green and White.

The ties are paired with a tan linen blend suit from Detomasso, our children’s line of suits made in Southern Italy and a house brand cotton spread collar made in Italy shirt. The tan and Blue work well together with the green tie in the first few pics adding a fresh color that works well with both. The square is also new in the first group as a multi color which I will add and update on the site later tomorrow.

Here is a better shot of the tie against the shirt and suit.

For those that are less comfortable adding too many colors, here you have the same pattern in blue against the blue shirt. Definately safe.

And the full shot here.

As always, your comments are welcome.

Published in: on March 8, 2011 at 12:08 am  Leave a Comment  
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Some more Wintry mix

To dress it down and make it a bit more hip i propose swapping the regular four in hand ties for some knits. Both the green and the brown work well here.

Have a great weekend!

PS: While browsing elsewhere I came across a reputable merchant selling winter white cream pants in cotton… winter white in cotton? Huh???

Published in: on November 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm  Comments (2)  
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New Tie, Old Theme

I have discussed earlier (yeah, g’wan and click it, its a good post)¬† the idea and look of a textured sweater underneath a suit and the ensuing contrasting that you can use.

Here I was in the mood of retaking the cashmere vests from colombo cashmere and also in dire need of retaking a tie that I have taken yeterday but due to bad lighting chose to go to sleep instead of actually posting the darned thing with the following result:

I started with this the charcoal vest, the blue shirt and a green and black tie striped small patterned tie. All three colors work well enough for a sedate look.

I then added the Hickey Freeman Madison Suit in a Navy, thinking that the navy works well with the charcoal, the charcoal with the black and green and all the above well enough with the shirt. To liven it up just a little I chose a vintage floral green square.

Here I opened up the jacket just to show how nicely it blends together.

Of interesting note I probably wouldn’t have chosen the tie with the strong black presence in it as a first option for the navy suit but being buffered by the charcoal vest it went fine.

Have a great weekend!

Published in: on November 4, 2010 at 11:24 pm  Comments (1)  
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You Talk Too Much

It seems that in my absence due to being quite busy I garnished more views and picked up more supscribers that when I was actively posting which leads me to believe that I should just shut up ūüôā

Here are some new items from the Fall collection. Shirts are Hickey Freeman, Ties are FIH and are all available on (here’s something new) the Men’s part of the Kids Site. ¬†The Fall Scarf Collection, (Alex Begg, Colombo and FIH Wools) ¬†is there as well.

And in the spirit of the post name…heres a blast from the past.

RunDMC ¬† “You Talk To Much”: ¬†Enjoy (the song…The Video is meh…)!

Blue or Black, whats your poison?

Blue or Black with that green tie from yesterday? Which do you prefer? They both work ūüôā

And if you cant tell which is blue and which is black…The Red Square is a navy suit, The green is black.

Finally, the darker green with the black for a more elegant look.

Better with Black

I mentioned that things would be hectic and posts would be sporadic and so it is. Sorry for that but its just a for a few weeks more.

Here is a shot that I had taken a few weeks ago. Off white and white will work with most anything but of course some colors work better with others. In this case I have in mind that a darker suit, navy or black or even a bright white suit would work better with this color green tie.  Perhaps I will get a picture sometime tomorrow when I am in the store.

But it certainly works this way as well.

Here is the square detail.  Note the green in the square that pulls it together with the tie.

Mix it up with Brown and Green

A quickie tonight. Busy days and nights preparing for the trip.

This takes the brown stripe shirt and adds a sage green tie for a lovely look IMO. Again, no square shown as its for the little ‘uns.

Got Kids?

As listed before the bulk of my day is spent either buying or selling high end kids clothing¬†in Tuesday’s Child Boutique. ¬†The Men’s stuff is an extension of that and at that a minor one at that. ¬†Call it a hobby. ¬†MEANWHILE, however, hobbies don’t pay the rent ūüôā ¬†which brings me to todays post. ¬†Knowing that I would be spending the bulk of the day at the Armani showroom in Manhattan, and knowing that I needed to post some Hickey Freeman kids shirts online on our web site I figured to kill two birds with one stone and take the pics and use them for my post today (and probably tomorrow as well).

I will reserve comment and let the pictures do the talking.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

(PS: ¬†I wouldn’t mind some feedback if anyone is of the mind to say hi. ¬†I dont need it but its nice to hear. ¬†Thanks!)

The Old Ways Are The Best Ways

;lYesterday and the days preceding we worked with the ties I wanted to move being highlighted and not the backdrop. For comparison, here is one of the combos. Go ahead and blow up the square photo and see how well it goes with the jacket and tie:

Lets look a little at changing up the backdrop and see what we get:

Here I introduced a vintage print tie (The old ways are the bet ways, get it?) The blue surrounding the circles work in to the blue in the jacket.  Same with the blue in the square.

Here as well the blues in the tie work back to the blue in the jacket.

Tomorrow some more variations.


Published in: on June 10, 2010 at 11:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Drowning in Pictures

To make up for the lost pics of yesterday I will drown you tonight in photos ūüôā

The downside on all that is that until tomorrow when I have more time I will not be writing all that much text. ¬†Lets face it though, you don’t come here for my words, you come here for my pictures, and here they are:

Until tomorrow, friends!  Cheers!

Published in: on June 9, 2010 at 10:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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