Coco Chanel famously said that the key to dressing well is to take one thing off before you leave the house. It’s good advice, and though combining patterns well is a mark of a well-dressed man, knowing when to tone it down is even more important. I started off this morning with a dark blue paisley silk pocket square, but after looking in the mirror I concluded that it was too busy. So I went with plain white.
Suit: Jos. A. Bank, thrifted, $15
Shirt: Brioni, thrifted, $15
Tie: Brooks Brothers, store sale, $40
Shoes: Brooks Brothers, store clearance, $180
If I’d paid retail prices: Over $1800