100 Days of Ties: Day 97 and the contribution week with Graham Withers.

Built to last vs. Built too fast

Deciding to dedicate the final week to those who have been kind enough to donate ties to this project, I donned my ever-worn Graham Withers joint for the understated blue tie on blue oxford button down look today. Paired the shebang with some selvedge Levi’s denim, the Modern Amusement peacoat, and my fave new shoes, the Yuketen Country Rangers. I’ll admit, as I am fairly unabashed in my day-to-day actions, I liked this look to the point of strutting for a few blocks en route to the station this morning. No one was around to notice, but I knew…. I knew. I need to take this moment too to say thanks to Paul and all involved at Graham Withers. I get to finally meet him next week in NYC, as well as a whole slew of y’all I’ve only met blogilogically. I copyrighted that word, btw.

See you in, NYC. Have you RSVP’d?

Also, details of the next community-driven project are in the final stages. I know I keep saying this, but they are. I just want you to stay with me.


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Sabir / mensstylepro.com - tie by BDG from @UrbanOutfitters

Brent / dimpledfourinhand.wordpress.com - Tommy Hilfiger tie, TM Lewin shirt, crappy picture. Had a heck of a time getting this one.

Jay / brooklynesque.tumblr.com - good morning- tie- vintage, shirt- polo jay

Stephen / Brown Tie: Hugo Boss (Found at an antique store tie bin for 25 cents) / Shirt: J. Crew / Cardigan: Zara / Military Coat: Etro / Twitter.com/sdapassen - Pants: Ralph Lauren / Brown Suede Shortwings: Vintage Florsheim

J. Curtis / twitter.com/JCrothko - Tie - A lazily re-submitted Chaps. Sorry, I'll try to wear something new tomorrow.

David / TheNaturalAristocrat.com / Wool tie by Stafford / Shirt by Gitman Bros. / Jacket by Banana Republic / Vintage reversible D-ring belt / J. Crew chinos / Tan Sperrys below

Bruce / brown checked shirt tasso elba (looks grey in pic but its brown), striped tie 1901, suit J.Crew.

Bruce (again) / pinstripe ocbd Calvin Klein, green “collars” tie Rugby, black cashmere sportcoat Ralph Lauren

Dale Carter / twitter.com/dalecarter - Tie: TheTieBar, Sweater: J Crew

Drake / givemeindiana.tumblr.com - I took a sick day today to take my wife to our checkup on Jackson (the baby in her uterus). JCrew - Sweater & jeans PRL - shirt Liberty of London - tie

Patrick - Tie - J. Lindeberg, Shirt - Ben Sherman, Sweater - Club Monaco

Seth / twitter.com/sajohnson05 - tie - vintage from dad shirt - Billy Reid jacket - Barbour for ducks unlimited

Tommy V. / thighsbiggerthanyourhead.blogspot.com - No name thrifted tie | Lands' End Canvas shirt | Gant rugby

Sean / Shirt - BR / Tie - Thrifted blackwatch, made in Scotland

Phil / Busted by a coworker as I took the shot, hence the awkward smile and crooked tie. Shirt - Lands End Canvas; Tie - J.Crew; Sweater - J.Crew. Not Shown: Cords - J.Crew; Suede Longwings - Bass.

Ryan / denimdiary.net - Prepitary: Neiman Marcus tie, J. Crew jacket, Banana Republic woven, Levis Black 501 PreShrunk jeans, GI Surplus jungle boots

Ben / twitter.com/cobaltinfinity - Lands End Canvas oxford and vest. The Hill-Side Selvedge Denim casual neck noose.

Corey / http://www.artnhustle.com - Suit-Bespoke Tie- Ralph Lauren Pocket Square- The Tie Bar Hope you enjoy Thanks!!

Damn, all, this was another gold-medal day of submissions. Thanks! I hope the lot of you can make it to NYC. The party is going to be a blast. And, like I said, this is only the beginning of the community.



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