For a special occasion, it’s worth making the effort… And in my humble opinion, it’s no effort at all to wear a bow tie! So this is a celebration of @latraybelle ‘s birthday daily look which comprises of a Dinner Jacket and funky tartan accessories!
Dinner Jacket (two pieces) from Primark in a 44″ Chest and a 36″ Waist. A bargain at £50. You are never gonna get a tailored fit off of the rack, but this is a good fit on me, and I feel like a million dollars!
Dress Shirt (with textured front panel)
£19.99 from H&M and this is in an XL – even thought his is the largest size that they do, it is still tight around my 17″ neck, so any guys with a bigger neck size will need to look elsewhere!
Tartan Bow Tie & Pocket Square
These were a nice little set from Asos.com and Cost the princely sum of £7 in the sale! The bow tie is of a good quality, with good quality metal work and stitching. I like this tartan as it is a nod to Scotland, but is also a nice texture and pattern to an otherwise quite plain look.
Shoes … I fricking love these, I call them spats, but I also know that this is not the correct word for them! Black and white 1920’s style with a nod to a classic brogue. These add a bit of drama to a look. They are also a shiny patent which looks a million bucks. I bought them new from EBay, by Italian brand Rossellini. And they cost £40. Now that is what I call a bargain!
I’m a very lucky man.