Sunday, March 25, 2012

Style Share return: Brooks Brothers tie

How many Brooks Brothers ties have I passed along since I started Style Share? At least ten, and here's one that was claimed back in February.

Brooks Brothers purple black stripe

Purple isn't a color that I run across a great deal around here, so I figured this one would go fast, and it did. It was claimed by Prinz Ulrich von Boffke, a repeat contributor.

Brooks Brothers return

photos courtesy Prinz Ulrich von Boffke

I'll let him give the details on the above...

The tie was worn with a navy Jos A. Bank "trio" suit (purchased on sale a couple of years ago) and a thrifted no-name silk pocket square with hand-rolled edges that has some dark purple in it. The shirt is a Land's End (purchased new but reduced some years ago) and the shoes that day were, I think, some Johnston Murphy black cap toe oxfords that I won for about $20 a year ago on ebay.

Bargains galore (right up my alley), and I like how the purple is played with subtlety here. Thanks again, PUvB.


  1. Looks great, Prinz!

    Do my eyes deceive me, or are those gray trousers you're wearing?

  2. Good eyes, Mr. Readerston and thank you! Yes, blue-grey with a very subtle Prince of Wales pattern. The suit came with a pair of navy trousers to match the coat and this more casual pair, which I prefer. I found another very similar pair of pants by themselves on e-bay last year that were sold as brown, but they two look very grey unless you hold the two pairs side-by-side.

    Best Regards,

    Ulrich von B.