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Waiter - there is a tie in my soup..

I’m going to post about this once, & once only..

A tie bar/clip/pin is meant to be functional. This accessory keeps your tie from flapping around like “jazz hands” (or, similarly, you from flapping around like “jazz hands” when your tie falls into you meal).

Recently due to a few uninformed “stylists”, the media has portrayed the tie bar/clip/pin positioned quite high. Anything higher than the mid-point of your body is too high.

This can be traced back to Dunhill’s 2009 print campaign when I first had my “jazz hands” experience ;)

Mr. Nicholson Wooster does it. But he has a very distinct style & owns it - us mere men should err on the side of caution.

So where should it be? I prefer it to be either at the mid-point or just below.

Is that clear..

Finally - tie bar/clip/pin should be subtle & not whimsical. This goes for any from of men’s jewellery.

Back to regular program - another fine example of pattern matching.

Excellent balance & proportion as only classics such as the John Lobb “City II” can execute. So why do so many men these days where those “snouty” or square toed shoes today (especially in Sydney, Australia)? Let’s save this for another day.

Details | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana “gun-check” for GW | Shirt - P Johnson hand made for GW | Tie - Kilgour | Tie-Thingy - Bottega Veneta | PS - Drakes for The Armoury | Hoofs - John Lobb “City II” in Pewter suede for Leather Soul | Shades - vintage Ray Ban aviators

* apologies for the colour tint in todays photos. Please look at my “instagram” posts for true colours. It happens.