Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Clothing designer Alan Flusser referred to cashmere neckties as "tactile delights" sometime in the latter part of the last century and his turn of phrase has remained with me ever since. Cashmere ties complement worsted suits on all but the most formal cool weather occasions, and their light absorbing properties counterbalance the sheen of a silk pocket square. I find myself reaching for them whenever I am headed to my suburban office, and not infrequently for trips into the city.
The Cappelli cashmere in the photo is a black and dark brown glen check with a muted purple overcheck. The 3/4 lined three fold construction has hand-rolled edges at the tip. It is worn with a vintage Holland & Holland pocket square, a royal oxford shirt and my gray herringbone worsted (I doubt that I would wear the tie with navy blue but it should look good with brown jackets as well as gray). Below the waist are dark brown Edward Green brogues and dark gray wool socks with pin stripes.