A custom tie from my favorite tie maker. Never thought this would happen!
A little bit of London came to visit the most British part of Pasadena this past weekend.
Lately, people have started asking me about how I wear my tie. It may not be apparent on my blog posts since I don’t post every outfit I wear on here, but comments about it mostly came up at work (I work retail). If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s when both the front and back blade of the tie are visible and overlapping, and can often extend past the waistband of the pants. Sometimes it simply drapes downward; other times I prefer to tuck it in.
This year, Rajesh and I decided to design our own line for REVO, our university’s annual fashion show for charity. Because it’s already May, we focused our line on spring menswear! We wanted to show people that what we create is wearable on a daily basis and isn’t restricted to just staying on the runway. So in addition to styling our models we also created something so hipster and awesome: our own unique line of neckties.
It is my belief that the rise of menswear in this modern era has its roots in the critically-acclaimed show “Mad Men”. Guys started wearing suits more, putting a pocket square in that razor thin square fold, and even brought the fedora back in some circles. A while ago, I had the pleasure of shooting Spencer and Jay, the most well dressed high schoolers I know. They love the show and carefully evoke the style in their outfits. As we had a swell dinner at South Coast Plaza, I just had to snap some pictures of these guys!