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When I’m Old

When I’m old I will grow a white beard and will wear loud British tweeds and worn in felt fedoras. My lapel will always have a flower on it and my jeans will be cuffed like trousers. If I need to use a cane, it will be made from dark rosewood and sterling silver. My gloves will be kept in the chest pocket of my overcoat. I will unbutton my jacket sleeve cuffs when I feel like it and on some days I will not button down my shirt collar. And there’s nothing that you can do about it.

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Images from The Sartorialist.

Knit Ties

After I finished college and started to explore traditional men’s clothing a bit more, knit ties were one of the last hold outs – I just didn’t see a point in wearing them, especially when my regimental stripe ties seemed to work well with everything already. Like the rest of the more interesting things in my wardrobe, that eureka moment finally hit and I now own more knit ties than I do regular ones.

What I’ve learned: knit ties are useful in making a formal appearance look casual, and they also add extra texture to an outfit when variety is needed. The solid colored ties look better than those with the dots, and those with the dots look better than those with the stripes. Stick with widths between 2-3″ inches, anything wider and the tie becomes a bit unwieldy. J.Crew’s knit ties are sometimes difficult to get good knots out of, Ralph Lauren’s are generally safe to go with, and those made by Gallo and Drake’s of London are top notch but pricey.

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