Yesterday we looked at young JFK in 1941 and wondered if his knit tie was black or navy. Today we have a knit tie whose hue is not in doubt. This is Ivy Style contributor Pani M., who’s channelling George Plimpton with his hair and severely underplaying his madras jacket with a severe black knit tie.
Even more daring, his belt and shoes are brown. Reaction on Facebook included the following:
I can’t imagine anyone outside a men’s fashion subreddit even noticing.
Black beyond shoes and belt should be reserved for dinner and funerals.
Navy would be a smarter choice.
Black knit goes with everything in my opinion.
Rules can be violated by those who’ve earned the right. Carry on.
Pani knows what he’s doing: navy was the obvious choice for tie color, and he went for the less-than-obvious, but kept the belt and shoes brown. But is that a Brooks Brothers warehouse he’s standing in front of? — CC