My father has always loved nautical life. He dressed very much in the Ivy style, once owned a sail boat, and decorated his finished basement entirely in nautical. He’s a very true trad in that he has a minimalist closet with a dozen shirts or more, a few pair of Dockers, a couple pair of Weejuns and sport coats, and ten ties. Tops.
He would be very disappointed if I ever bought him a tie for Christmas. Well, he’s pretty disappointed in most presents I give him (if it’s not a lure or rod) but I thought he might enjoy this tie. I found it for myself at J Crew and decided to get him one as well. He liked it and I had his approval. Briefly.
I kid, I love that guy.
You’ll notice in the last picture I went with the double four-in-hand knot. I felt the knot seemed skimpy this morning (it’s a narrower tie) and I took the Italian approach of double wrapping it. It made no difference. Curse you, Agnelli.
inherently gorgeous about blush and black that we had to share this ensemble by
Linh Niller Huynh! The color
combo is powerful yet feminine and a pair of Keds-style sneaks, a calf-length
pencil skirt and a gorgeous coat can go a long way when you’re planning fresh
Skirt: Sara Jane
Knapp, Top: 360cashmere, Coat: J.Crew, Shoes: Stan Smiths