Polo plaid shirt, $3.99
Polo bow tie, $15.99 ( a fairly whopping sum for my own blood, as regular readers will note)
Cashmere and wool tweed jacket from 'Judd' of Lawrence, MA, a vintage friend I've had forever.
I suppose that this is technically a sport shirt, but I like the way the dark small plaid, repp stripes and herringbone work together. As with my previous example of pattern mixing, I find it best to keep it simple on the bottom, so as not to spoil a good thing:
Navy chinos, grey socks and the ubiquitous brown longwing gunboats. Those pants are by the Italian company 'Etro', a real high ticket design outfit, very G.Q. Legitimately they sell for more than class and good taste would bear mentioning, but for $4.99 they're a pretty good pair of chinos. I'll enjoy wearing them to work in the garden when they get old, that is if they even last that long.