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Have you ever come across style ( a color scheme, the way an outfit is worn, or a certain part of an outfit) that truly inspired you? Well let me tell you, this happens to me all the time! I often see photos displaying style that strike me, and I immediately start thinking of ways to bring this inspiration to life. Whether I simply recreate the look or just build from the concept is completely up to me. A while ago I came across style in the form of a photo. The color scheme and how well the color blocking technique was executed really did it for me! I knew I wanted to recreate the look and started keeping an eye out for the items I needed to pull it off. Lets start off with the photo:

Now its clear that the center focus of this look is this amazing knit two-toned grey color block tie. However what wasn’t so clear was if I was going to be able to find it! Who doesn’t appreciate a little challenge here and there? My first thought was to check, and of course………..THEY HAD IT!!! I ordered the tie for 15 bucks, and now the rest was easy. Here’s my recreation:


Knit two-toned grey color block tie ( $15

Black slim-cut suit (21men): 

White pocket-square ( $8

Black ‘Air Colton’ Wingtip Oxfords (Cole Haan): $198

Tortoise Studded Square Sunglasses (Express): $30

Silver and Chrome ‘Henry Skeleton’ Watch (Marc Jacobs): $250


I also incorporated some recent purchases from including my butter yellow knit skinny tie, silver tie-bar, and white pocket square, to really compliment the look and bring everything together.

I decided to wear my cognac dress lace-ups and matching belt from ALDO which I must say accented the whole look perfectly. 


Grey fitted jacket (forever21men)- $54

Grey slim fit pants (forever21men)- $29

Grey and yellow plaid button down (H&M)- $30

Yellow knit skinny (thetiebar)- $15

Silver tie-bar (thetiebar)- $15

White pocket square (thetiebar)- $8

Cognac dress lace-ups (aldo)- $80

Matching belt- $20

Chrome and silver “Henry Skeleton” Watch (marc jacobs)- $250

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Saturday Styleabiding Spotlight: Kicking off the first Saturday of the year today’s #Styleabiding Spotlight goes to @thetieguy! His enthusiasm for men’s wear particularly ties is impressive! Go follow him and don’t forget to check out his tie selection at