No visit to Manhattan is complete without a stop at the Alan Flusser Custom Shop in midtown. Though I was there to inquire about a banana colored Mackintosh for the coming rainy season, I was struck by several small displays lying about the store, each with elements both classic and unexpected. Consider, for example, the silver and purple checked necktie in the photo.
Admire the knotted wool neckerchief on the tailor's form.
And take a second look at the paisley sports shirt, in a print that looks surprisingly appropriate under an odd jacket.