The Making of a Happy Sartorial Couple
“Whimsical floral bow seeks grounded square”
People often ask us what goes with what.
Our response? Pair a daring accoutrement with an item that’s not competing for attention. You want to have one, or two at the most, pushy elements in your ensemble. The rest, if you don’t want your outfit to garner comments like “how flamboyant” or “is it Halloween?”, should be subdued. This allows the pushy elements to do their pushing without pushing the whole outfit into “why does it look like you’re wearing 14 Hawaiian shirts at the same time” territory.
What exactly does this principle (“one pushy, the rest subdued”) look? How do you pair accoutrements in a way that isn’t “matchy-matchy”, but instead complementary?
Or, to put it even more specifically, “What in the devil am I supposed to wear for such a festive occasion as a Valentine’s Day date?” (Or its complement: “What in the devil am I supposed to give my Valentine for Valentine’s Day?”)
Behold, four happy couples:
Four punchy bow ties in iconic floral Liberty of London fabrics. Blind date with a soft-spoken, complementary cotton pocket square. Four happy couples indeed.
Notice: subdued doesn’t simply mean “solid colors”. You can have patterns without those patterns challenging the star of your outfit to a who-is-gonna-get-more-complements competition.
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Place the Liberty bow tie in your shopping cart, and the $5 pocket square will appear in a pop-up window. Put the square in your cart, and you’re good to go.