All in Together Now


Earlier this week while I was wearing the look pictured here I realized that what I was wearing was the result of several blog posts. I did not have this blog post in mind when I assembled the rig. I was merely excited to break the new-to-me green tie.
FruitionThe top half of the look contains references to two blog posts. As I mentioned above, the most notable is the green tie that I very recently featured in Going Green Part 1. This was its first outing and while some my find the combination too bold I enjoyed the tie immensely. The tie and shirt combination illustrates my fondness for wearing striped shirts with striped ties which I posted about as well (see here).
Green Tie & BlazerThe third and last post brought to life in this picture is about solid surcingles. I have learned over time that solid surcingles provide the best bang for the buck for me. While striped surcingles may be more fun I don’t wear them very often. On the other hand I will wear a solid surcingle everyday of the week (Solid Surcingle Post). In the that post I mentioned that my next purchase would be a natural colored surcingle. I purchased a natural one from Leatherman belts, but quickly learned that it was khaki that I was after. You can see my new khaki surcingle below.
Khaki SurcingleI like several things about this look. It is simple, but still interesting. It is formal enough for today’s dress codes, but still very casual. It embodies so many of the reasons why I am drawn to traditional American style.

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

10 Comments on "All in Together Now"

  1. rmpmcdermott says:

    Great stuff, Jerrod. Your posts inspired me to get a couple ties with green in the reps at Press. I haven’t gone quite as green as you, but it looks damn good. Maybe I should take that next step.

  2. Lennart says:

    Nice Combo, I really like the combination of navy, Khakis and green. Looks classy dressed but still not over-dressed.

  3. Extremely sharp!

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich von B.

  4. RWK says:

    Where’s the shirt from? It has a great collar roll.

  5. CAY says:

    This is a great post. I really like the combo, especially with the green tie.

    Your post on solid surcingles inspired me to buy an olive one from Leatherman. It’s become my ‘go to’ belt, worn several times a week. The khaki looks good, too. I have to agree with you on the solids. I first bought a couple of striped and a tartan, but I find myself wearing the solid belt a lot more.

  6. oxford cloth button down says:

    RWK – Thanks. It is an old Lands’ End Original Oxford. Wish I would have stocked up.

    CAY – Good to hear. I often have to force myself to wear a belt other than my olive surcingle.

  7. Roger C. Russell II says:

    I really like the striped ties on top of university striped shirts. I have done it for years by instinct without it being introduced to me as acceptable. Some patterns and colors just really compliment each other. However, it does not always work, and I can understand someone not getting it. This scenario would probably only work with a solid colored jacket.
    I love surcingles as well. I put them away for years, in fact they kind of disappeared from use in my neck of the woods for several years. I am glad to see the availability of product again. I wish the type with the adjustable brass clip in the center would make a revival. Was the natural colored belt just too light in color or heathered looking? I am glad this came up because I have almost ordered that belt 3 or 4 times and then backed off. I hate to pay for return shipping.

  8. oxford cloth button down says:

    Roger C. Russell II – The natural was too light. It almost looked white.

  9. Andy Gilchrist says:

    Toe curling rig, my friend. Very nice!!


  10. Alexander says:

    Great outfit. You live up to your reputation, and allow me to say it is that of an authority of Trad.
    Greetings across the Atlantic

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