Final See the pop?

It’s a little piece of fashion advice featured in a previous dapper dexterity post (hmm, haven’t done one of those for a while) it reads a little something like this “To achieve the nonchalance which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match” in this case, it was the tie clip and belt.

The whole thing was feeling very monochromatic…which to be fair was what I was going for, but then I remembered the above dapper dexterity and thought I would get the tie clip and belt to maybe pick up on one of the smaller details of my outfit – the hand of the watch. Take a look

watchtie-clipTo be fair, there was a touch of blue in the tie too and thats what inspired the idea.

The tricky part was seeing if the 2 micro houndstooth patterns (Tie and blazer) would clash or harmonise? The rule of thumb is to always vary the size of your patterns or at least the colour, I was doing neither and even though the colours were close, they weren’t exact. My trick was pulling out the darkness of the tie using details like a darker pocket square and a darker lapel pin.

I’ve never done a double lapel pin before, not even sure I’m allowed to! either way, it’s quite a vibe, I was happy with it.

lapelFull-length-tiepocket-squareshoesIf you like any or all of the above, here is where it’s all from:

Sunglasses by Ray Ban

Blazer by Topman  – get similar here

Shirt by TM Lewin (available at Edgars)

Tie from Dashing And Co (use DASH10 for 10% discount at checkout)

Tie clip and skull lapel by Suited Man

Grey lapel flower from Chanman

Pocket square from Dashing And Co (use DASH10 for 10% discount at checkout)

Belt from Ted Baker (available at Stuttafords)

Pants by Ben Sherman – get similar here

Shoes by Zara – get similar here

Watch by James McCabe watches  – Look out for a give away of one of these watches next week

Okay. Stay fancy

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