Ever since knit ties became fashionable, we’ve seen an increasing number of variations, from dots to horizontal lines to dual-color, such as the one above seen at Stradel’s today.

While many of these dual-color models fail IMHO, because the color combinations are off, this subtle combination of mid-blue & navy is a real winner in my book.

Before and After picture of what a good alterations tailor can do to your wardrobe:

A classic cover coat needs a chest pocket, but I bought this one without from Stradel’s – a mistake I was able to correct by asking my alterations tailor Mr. Neco to cut out a piece of fabric inside the lining in order to build a chest pocket where there was none before.