The combo platter…

Sometimes a tie just goes perfectly with a certain shirt. I’ve worn this combo 3 or 4 times since starting at the Chamber, and I’m not sure if I’ve ever put a different tie with this shirt. The red/gray (that’s ‘grey’ to our British readers) motif catches the eye, I think (sorry, it’s hard to see in the photo, but the red pinstripes are actually snug next to gray ones). The pocket square reminds me of a little campfire.

Got a pocketsquare Jones, oh baby oooh ooh ooh...

This beauty from Jones New York is definitely a part of a mix that I’ll miss while I go through the exercise of wearing all of my ties before I sport them again. Perhaps I’ll come up with a ‘ReRun Week’ or ‘Withdrawal Week’ for the shirt/tie pairings I like the best.

Today I did something I haven’t done in perhaps 20-25 years…I won a trophy. Yes, the McGaw YMCA B-League Winter Session racquetball championship (known in these parts as the McG.Y.M.C.A.B-L.W.S.r.c.–it’s pronounced McGimka-blewzerk) crown went to yours truly. I did not wear a tie, but I’m sure that, since I dressed like a champion, I became a…yeah, whatevs.

A couple of friends have generously offered to send ties for me to wear and write about. It would be my honor to sport something that is special to you and/or your family. Just send them to me at: Brooke Saucier, 495 Sheridan Road #1W, Evanston, IL 60202. If you need ’em back, slip a couple bucks in the package…

I’m also going to be giving some of these ties away. If you particularly like one or the other and give me sufficient reason, I’ll get it to you. Sending an SASE would help in the ‘sufficient reason’ department.

One more ‘Guys With Ties’ today: It’s Lehman Walker, the City of Evanston‘s Director of Community Development. I met Lehman this morning at the City/Chamber meeting, and his blue-on-blue tie brightened the room.

Thanks for reading…Brooke

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