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July 26, 2012

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What I Am Wearing – E.G. Cappelli Tie

For those that don’t know, I am almost as much as a tie addict as I am a shoe addict. I don’t have an official count to how many I actually own, but it must be upwards of about 60. And yet I just can’t seem to stop buying them. It’s bad, I know….I even go for the 5ers at the Tie Rack (which to me, are just as nice as some of my Gieves ones…) But at least I don’t have a watch addiction, that would cost me a lot more! Nevertheless, a friend of mine just started his own web store selling luxury accessories for men, called Linkson Jack, and he just so happens to sell E.G. Cappelli ties as one of his accessories. I had heard of them before but had never had the privilege of owning one, so this opportunity presented itself as the perfect time to change that! I managed to not stray too far from my color addiction and winded up with this lovely navy stunner with some nice red and light blue accents, a safe choice yes, but one that goes with the majority of my wardrobe, so I was happy nonetheless. And the more ties that I acquire, the more that I want to wear them, even on my days off. I used to be such a casual guy, and now England has turned me into a real snob, smirking at those whom are always wearing trainers…..Not really, I still love my Vans! But I do indeed love wearing a nice tie and I am still debating weather or not my favorites come from Italy or England…..

Shoes: Septieme Largeur
Tie: E.G. Cappelli
Trousers: H&M
Waistcoat: Vintage
Shirt: Primark

  • Alex B

    It is a lovely tie, and I agree about the bargain ones: as long as they’re silk and of a certain weight, the odd bargain from M&S or Tie Rack really can look very smart indeed.

    I will take a good look at your friend’s store.

  • Anonymous

    France?

  • Alex B – Thank you. Yea, I just picked up a Tie Rack one the other day and I love it! 10 quid! Can’t beat that…. please do, his ties are a good price for E.G. Cappelli…

    Anon – To be honest, I have never really had the pleasure of owning ties from France, nor do I really know any French tie brands….can you recommend one?

    -Justin

  • Alex B

    By the way, Justin: at the risk of appearing pettily critical, something has been bugging me about your ties. You tie them in a real schoolboy’s knot, and it’s a shame when the tie’s so nice!

    Learn a more symmetrical knot, it will make all the difference! Nice tie, though. 🙂

  • Snapper

    Justin,

    There is a train of thought that suggests a tie should be the first item a gentleman choses when dressing. This in turn would guide the selection of his shirt and again that would influence the possible options he would have for his suit.

    I don’t know if that is the way you came upon your ensemble or whether the tie was the last item to be donned. But which ever way you did it may I say how well you have accomplished a handsome appearance?

    Regards Snapper

  • Anonymous

    French tie brands: Charvet – a little delicate to handle but it’s quite hard to resist the urge to pick up yet another, Hermes, Louis Vuitton (understated for both) and Lanvin are some of my favourite.

    Totally unrelated, I bought the shoe snob mink renovator a couple of months ago and only managed to use it last week…amazing!

  • Alex B – yea, I know a double windsor and this wrap around knot…but i used to only tie double windsors, so I am bored of them and now just do this school boy’s knot..but i quite like it to be honest…

    Snapper – I had never heard of that but it is interesting….I normally start with the shoes, then figure out the tie/socks (as I usually coordinate all of these) and then pick the rest….but on this occasion as my tie was new, I did choose it first, then the shoes and so on….And I thank you for your kind words Snapper.

    Anon – I will have to try Charvet and maybe Hermes, but I am not a fan of LV nor Lanvin…they are just not my thing, and I hate to pay their mark up. I know that Hermes has that same mark up, but at least they are known for making a great tie, at least great tie patterns….

    Glad to hear that you are enjoying the mink oil renovator. Thanks for the support.

    -Justin