Funny, but khaki and white with a touch of navy seem to be just the thing to bring this shade of orange alive, while at the same time, oddly, keeping it under control. Last time out, it was cotton khakis and a white tennis shirt, with a navy and white gingham square. This time, we saw a slightly more formal variation on the same theme, with Italian tan gabardines for the pants, a crisp white point collar Brooks Brothers shirt, and the navy and white gingham shrunken, in neck tie form. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon, a dry 80 degrees.
I swear, tying the tie with the back blade a little longer was completely accidental. Leaving it that way was entirely intentional. Don't forget, I am Italian, after all.
My Dad bought this enamel tie clip, modelled after a cigar band, at Kennedy's in 1968. It's way cool, and I love having it, even if I hardly wear it. This orange and blue outfit practically begged for it.
Finished with the latest addition to my collection of pocket squares-reclaimed-from-worn-out-shirts. I gotta tell you, I'm really glad to have thought of slicing a 16 inch square out of the back of my old shirts. Jaunty.