Frequently asked questions
“I’ve got a question for you – how do you gauge which patterns work well together across the tie, shirt and jacket?”
“I’ve written about that before, it’s all about the density of the pattern.”
“Well I didn’t see it, you should write about it again.”
One of the inherent disadvantages of a blog is its lack of an easy way to view the archive. Most questions I am asked my friends and readers have already been answered somewhere, previously (and I’ve only been doing this two years). There are exceptions, of course – a friend asked recently which side the buckle should go when you wear your belt, and I honestly don’t know.
But most of the time it’s been dealt with already. So to deal with this, and avoid the dull repetition that would result from following my friend’s advice above, I’ve created a list of useful answers by topic.
How do patterns go together?
How do you wear a pocket handkerchief?
How do you tend to wear waistcoats?
Well, I’m a big fan of wearing waistcoats with trousers on their own, as a way to avoid the difficulties of working all day at a computer in a jacket. This has been christened the Logical Waistcoat Theory.
I hope this was useful. If it was, suggestions for similar references please.