Thursday, January 28, 2010

What I Wore Today: "60s Bow tie Edition

Here I am on an errand day, I dislike these mornings so, I take it as a chance to wear something I normally don't. I find it really hard to wear this particular bow tie. I decided to let it take center stage. It is a slim, '60s bow tie and therefore hard to wear with most colors I
own. Also you have to wear a particularly high v-neck collared sweater or a crew neck sweater. If you have a particularly high closing vest or waistcoat you could wear this.

So, here it is:

Vintage, yellow bow tie with my Aeropostle multi stripe shirt and an argyle, Perry Ellis sweater

The side view shows that it really is a high v-neck.

Close-up of the stamped patterned belt against my shirt and some Bill's Khakis

Happy Socks in a staid blue pattern

New saddle shoes thrifted from the Salvation Army. Pebbled like textured leather on the vamp in a dark brown and regular brown leather on the rest of the shoe with a rubber brick sole


Gregorius Mercator said...

That tie looks sharp. I was actually just at the Salval a few hours ago. I was hoping to save a few bucks on a blue blazer and maybe find a bow tie. They had a neat one that was made of extraordinarily heavy wool, but the hooked vent was torn and was a little high anyway. I wasn't able to find a blazer, or any bow ties for that matter, but I did pick up a couple of straight ties for a few dollars, so it wasn't a complete waste of a trip. I also saw an old portable typewriter for $8. The brand name escapes me. I almost bought it, but it might have needed some work.

Anyway, I've rambled enough.

The Eccentric Orange Gentleman said...

I hear you. The Salval, as you call it, is an excellent place to find things. The only problem is that in Atlanta they aren't that good. You can usually find ties and shoes but, suits or jackets are rarely found.

On a side note: I love taking the old items and rigging them into cufflinks. I have a friend who takes the typewriter keys and makes links from them. He gives them out as presents. He needs to make me a double sided one. Christian name's initial on one side and surname on the other.

Gregorius Mercator said...

Salval is a fairly common nickname around here, but I'm up in Pennsylvania. Much of their inventory is outdated, hideous, dated crap, but they still have the occasional find. I saw some really neat old heavy wool and tweed suits. Unfortunately, I'm a 42L with a 9 or 10 inch drop, so it's hard to find clothes in my size in a store, let alone a thrift shop.

That's an awesome idea for cufflinks. The old man in me hopes he finds boxes of old keys rather than cannibalizes working typewriters. Speaking of which, I remembered - it was a Smith Corona.