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
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.
Sunglasses by Ray Ban
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)
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