Today it was a thin stripe in the tie, drawn out by some colorful argyles:A few days ago, it was this raw silk paisley tie from Brooks Brothers:The combination of dark shirt and light tie is not one I'm prone to try often, but in this case I like it. That shirts not really a tie shirt, but I do like to mix it up now and again. Note the fact that I'm wearing my Barbour in the above photos. As much as I love that coat, I wouldn't mind retiring it for the season...if only it would stop raining.
Last week, for a meeting, I chose a conservative combo of grey suit, blue shirt and tie with a black ground:
The little yellow anchors bring a speck of fun to this one, and the collar pin is a nice change of pace from my usual button down...dressy without being too pushy.
It's often been said that menswear is all about the little details. Use them to cheer yourself up on a rainy day.