I went to a Japanese middle school, complete with uniform. Only a year and a half of wearing a blazer and pleated skirt every day, and I was ruined. I love to wear button-up shirts, as long as they’re untucked and not buttoned all the way up (as is cool and rebellious in uniform). I also really enjoy wearing ties, though I hated mine at school–maybe in comparison to the stupid clip-on, all real ties are awesome.
Anyway, there’s something about ties that just can’t be imitated by anything else. Especially notribbons, Mr. Dream High Principal. *shudders at the leopard-spotted thought*
This is one of the highlights of K-Dramas involving white-collar professionals of any kind.
I mean, this is a fairly staid example, but it makes the fact that he’s in a little rumpled disarray pop–without it being the actual complete relaxation of having the tie off.
(I compulsively roll up my sleeves like this, too, or push them up past my elbows. Sweaters, long-sleeve tees, everything. And it all started when I had waishatsu to customize for every mood… I can keep my sleeves down if I’m in a blazer, I just realized. Figures.)
And what about this little lavender number, huh? I personally love the metro pastels coming out these days–I could spend hours in Express picking out which ones I’d get in a set…if I could afford even one of them, that is. But though I have had seasons of wearing ties, I need some new button-up shirts to get back in the habit, so temptation is fleeting.
I don’t know why we keep going off the rails into Me Territory here, sorry about that. This suit is great, because the gray is lightened up by the pastel of the shirt, which in turn is being picked up in the neutral ground of the tie. I LURVE thinking about palettes. I would so be stealing this shirt and tie combo, and wearing them done up much more loosely, to taunt him.
…that train just went plunging off the cliff into Me River again, too. Mianhe~
This guy will help us get out of crush-dom, and back to suit-salivating:
This suit actually *would* look better on me. :sound of metal screeching: