Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Worsteds may be the stuff of dressing for business, but woolens (tweed or flannel) are the cloth for less formal cool weather pursuits. They may be more colorful and patterned but they also may not, and in that case their attractiveness comes from their greater surface interest.
That surface interest is best complemented by more of the same, in my opinion. Shirts of chambray, royal oxford and oxford cloth, for example, and wool or cashmere neckties next to madder silk squares.
In the photo, a flannel jacket is paired with a light blue chambray shirt, a striped cashmere necktie and a paisley silk square in keeping with the season.