Formal Friday (yes, I know a bright pink shirt is hardly formal)
I’ve posted about this tie before. I picked it up at a vintage place in London. I could not find any information about who I thought was the maker - Carloni Gaetano. Thanks to Derek over at Die, Workwear, I now know that the tie is made by Personality. A quick search shows you can actually pick up Personality knit ties at Park & Bond, at a serious discount right now; $26 down from $85. However, those ties are only 2” wide. The tie I’m wearing, is more than 3.5”. That means it holds up against the lapels of this Aquascutum suit. It also gives an amazing dimple and drapes beautifully.
I haven’t been wearing it because the stitching at the bottom had come loose. This meant the bottom of the tie, which is folded up inside when the tie is closed, would fall down, and look sloppy. I finally stitched it up myself, last night.
Now, about this suit…. What do people think? Is the pattern dated? The fit is great. When I bought it (second-hand) the pants were bordering on bell bottoms. I’ve since had them tapered to a more appropriate fit. I really like it, but have concerns that it screams 70s.