Pink, Grey, & Patterns: A Look in Review

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I rarely post a what I wear on a regular basis unlike I do on my Instagram account (see here), but as I have said before one of the best ways to learn is by watching others. I people watch in real life and on the internet where I have found style mentors such as Billax (Wearing the Ivy League Look Since 1958). All of this watching has helped me learn how to put together a good looking rig (at least, every now and then). In fact, a rig that I wore the other week garnered so much positive feedback (both online & IRL) that I thought it was worth sharing.
Grey Tweed, Pink tie, and chinosGrey Tweed & Pink TieGant TieThere are a few reasons why I think that this outfit was a hit. One, is that I did not grab my typical striped tie, but instead reached for a beautiful medallion tie from Gant. Two, the tie is pink. This is not a color that I wear very often. Especially when it comes to ties. Third, the grey tweed sport coat besides having all the Ivy details has lines of blue and green running through it that work well with the tie. The final reason is that it all just works really well together.

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11 Comments on "Pink, Grey, & Patterns: A Look in Review"

  1. rmpmcdermott says:

    That tie is incredible. I’m really starting to like medallion ties. And I agree that we learn best from watching. I look to you, Billax and Ensiferous, among others, and I’m never let down. Some great ideas I’ve stolen from you, Ox!

  2. Yes, indeed. An understated, though very sharp combination of items. Happy New Year!

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich von B.

  3. Roger C. Russell II says:

    This is a nice combination of colors. Both the tie and jacket are great pieces of clothing. You probably could have also had a nice result with grey flannel pants, or corduroy pants in either tan or grey. I also will grab a striped tie 90 percent of the time. It is good to see medallion and paisley com back to use.

  4. Dutch Uncle says:

    If I’m not mistaken, the fabric is wool challis, preferred by those who prefer the subdued, semi-matte finish of this cloth to the sheen of silk.

  5. oxford cloth button down says:

    Thanks for all of the kind words!

    Dutch Uncle – You are correct. The tie is wool challis.

  6. Alexander says:

    There is no better combination than grey and pink, and here is a great example. You look just great in that.
    Greetings across the Atlantic

  7. fred johnson says:

    Ox,
    I think you hit the “trad” nail right on the head; the change in tie was an excellent decision. The Ivy look can get predictable, correct in the historic sense but predictable; therefore it is somewhat limiting.
    Your choice in wearing that wonderful tie steps away from the predicable onto another level and into the exploration of color, texture and pattern. All still well within the framework of the Ivy look. The color is hardly daring being reflective of the colors in the tweed and the scale of the medallions nicely balance with the scale of the tweed. Very well done and reflective of you usual casually correct Ivy look.

  8. Grandfather Wilkens says:

    I’ve been looking for a nice gray herringbone tweed coat like that. What brand is it?

  9. oxford cloth button down says:

    Wilkens – It is a vintage Deansgate jacket made for the Crimson shop.

  10. Grandfather Wilkens says:

    Wow, probably not going to be able to track that down. Any recommendations for decent, more accessible options?

  11. oxford cloth button down says:

    Wilkens – I would give O’Connell’s a call. That have far more than what is listed on their site. They are generally very helpful in this regard.

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