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Argyle

Argyle, a pattern of diamonds and lozenges derived from Clan Campbell of Argyll, Scotland.

As part of my latest addiction to ties and all other things related to business dress, I recently picked up a few argyle socks from my favorite sock brand, Gold Toe.

I’ve been hesitant to buy argyle socks since they tend to be much pricier compared to plain solid color socks.  On top of that, my pants tend to be longer meaning you probably won’t see sock color anyways when I sit down.

Anyways, here’s a couple sock/shoe combinations.

This really does give a small touch of color and flare to your everyday outfit.  However, the line between clever and goofy is very thin when it comes to matching argyle socks with everything else you’re wearing.

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Shirts & Ties

Recently I’ve been opening up my wardrobe and trying to be little more “adventurous” with my shirt and tie combinations.  Knitted ties, wool ties, textured ties, and more.  The more I look, the more ideas I get.  In addition to more ties, I’ve been buying gingham, chambray, and denim shirts.  Anyways, enough with the talk and more pictures…

Rosenhal Chambray Shirt, Gregory Denim Shirt, Montauk Repp Tie in Haven, and Montauk Repp Tie in Arbor.

Easily the most denim I’ve ever worn

I’m also in love with this particular site that has been getting more and more coverage on GQ, The Tie Bar.  On the surface, it looks like a cheap and random website, but after making a few purchases, their stuff is quality and at unbelievable prices (all ties are $15!)

my first silk knitted tie and 1″ tie clasp from The Tie Bar

New Shirt

wow, yes, it’s been a while.  So many things to write and post about, but no time.  Working full-time+balancing two classes is manageable, but I barely have any free time.

Switching gears to fashion/clothes (I think the FFF should like this post), I’ve been on a never-ending search to find an off-the-rack dress shirt that can accommodate my body type.  Traditionally, I end up getting a large shirt for the shoulder width, but I feel like I’m drowning around the waist and mid-section from all the extra fabric.  I’ve tried numerous “slim fit” and even went down to a medium, but both don’t fit well.  I was almost convinced I would never find one unless I went to slightly more expensive brands like Brooks Brothers, or get fully custom shirt.

I’ll keep the store undisclosed for now, but I found a shirt that actually fits well.  This is definitely a place I wouldn’t expect to find a shirt, nor have I ever bought a shirt from them.  What makes it convenient is that the shirts are sized by neck size and sleeve length (as it should be), and on top of that, it’s non-iron!