The shape of the pattern on this coat is a houndstooth, but the green, black, and darker blue patterns make me want to call it a gun club check. Either way, it’s a Brooks Bros. Regent fit, sized down a half size from what I normally wear. I find that the Milano is true to size, Regent and Fitzgerald require sizing down a half size (i.e. to a 41 from a 42), and Madison is a full size down (to a 40 from a 42).
Thanks, Internet, for turning me on to grenadine ties. This green one is my second true grenadine, and I am actively looking for both a black and a navy.
Oh look, more chinos from LEC. And an OCBD. And light tan (caramel? sounds pretentious) colored longwings. I’ve seen so many shots from Pitti Uomo that wearing white pants year round doesn’t seem the slightest bit odd to me - it always comes as a “huh?” moment when I see GQ or some blog suggesting it as an “outside-the-box” idea.
While I’m obviously a fan of livelier colored socks, sometimes you just need something basic. I prefer navy over black, and have gotten rid of all but 2 or 3 pairs of black socks. One of the Italian tailors or style icons (Barbera?) once said something to the effect of “there is one color for socks, and it is navy”. I like the effect it gives - if socks match your shoes they can make your feet look odd, but always matching your pants is boring.