8 October 2008

No Mirror Attempt

I decided recently that it might be worth learning to tie a bow tie without the assistance of a mirror. As any man will tell you this is not something to be approached lightly, given the rather elusive nature of the tie in itself. However given the amount of times I have tied a reasonable bow in front of a mirror, only really using the mirror in the checking of the final dimples of the bow, I decided to forgo the mirror. In all honesty I was quite pleased with my first attempt, although admittedly it requires somewhat of a polish yet.

Being the careful dresser that I am, I decided to also match my socks to the fine coloured stripes of my shirt. It is the small details of any outfit that I relish, despite the fact that it is mostly lost on the attention of many. Unfortunately, the colours to seem to be slightly off in these photographs, however they do indeed match when seen in person, so to speak.


I would also like to thank you all for the comments, I shall attempt to visit all of your wonderful blogs soon. Apologies again for the lengthy caesura in my posting, as you may have guessed from my last post, my health has not been at its best as of late. It was in all honesty rather dramatic and slighty concerning to say the least, I often think I would be a wonderful subject for an episode of a medical drama...I would quite like to meet Dr. House actually.


Currently playing: Night and Day - Frank Sinatra


xxxx

44 comments:

  1. wow you did a fantastic job tying that bow tie.. AND with no mirror! love the stripes on the shirt as well..

    hope you're feeling better :)

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  2. lol love the colour of your socks and the fact they match the stripes of your shirt just makes them even cooler :-)

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  3. the song is fitting so good with your outfit.

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  4. I'd like to learn to tie a bow tie myself. I've always loved them.

    Hope you'll stay on the mend. Hope the weather isn't hindering you.

    Oh, yes, HOUSE is the best of all the medical dramas. Don't know if I'd care to be on ER.

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  5. So cool about the bow tie. All the best on your health.

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  6. Glad you are back posting. Love the photos. Interesting post as well.

    Cheers!

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  7. I so love the colors in that shirt. Nice bow tie!

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  8. very cool color socks! bow ties would be so hard.

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  9. I love your taste in music.
    I hope you feel better :)
    never knew tying a bow tie was so difficult

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  10. We trust you on the matching colors!

    I always worry a little when you're away, because now I know that it's probably due to your health concerns.

    I hope you're feeling okay.

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  11. Ohhh, I ♥ your coordinating outfits. All the way down to the socks :]
    I hope you're getting better.

    peace&love
    nicole.

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  12. I love all the little details of your outfit - your attention isn't lost on members of the blogging world!
    Hope you feel better soon :)

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  13. love this. and great song of the moment. my fav of his is my way. such a life anthem

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  14. welcome back, dapper kid! you were missed!

    great job on the bow tie. executed perfectly, as usual.

    - roz

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  15. For what purpose did you put on this outfit?

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  16. I literally "oooohed" when I saw that first pic! I love the color of the bow tie and how it kinda blends in with the color of your shirt!

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  17. The outfits is looking amazing and that bow is so charming ... love it.

    By the way, I present you " I love your blog" tag ... check out my post :)

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  18. oooo i do like that grey tie matching with the green/grey stripey shirt!!!!

    Anways, hope you're well *hug,hug*, and keep your inner strength going!!!! Gosh I love Dr. House and yes I'd love to meet him too!!!

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  19. that tie looks good to me. Well done.

    House is great. You must be a fan.. in all seriousness, let's hope that you can get through this.

    I was thinking about you. Of course, I'm sure I wasn't alone. Knowing that you'd have some problem when you are quiet for a couple of days.. makes me wonder a little. Then again, skipping a day in blogging seems a lot. Doesn't it? I say.. your health is way too important. If you need a rest then you really need to stay away from your computer. oki doki?

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  20. thats dedication...matching socks to the sjirt! Loves it

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  21. if you get to meet House then I do too!
    xxxx

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  22. perfect outfit. great socks



    sending plenty of love and good healthy thoughts your way :)

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  23. Dapper! The way you match the stripes and your socks is so adorable! I really like your bow tie. Bows in general..ah

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  24. Lovely colour combo dear... & the socks added always added a little somethin-somethin' indeed! Take care dear...Thanks for your sweet words too!

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  25. How very fun!!
    A shelf full of critiquing teddy bears. :) What did they say today? I give your socks an A. Love seafoam green (=

    xo/ fashion chalet

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  26. i love the jeans, but the strips on the shirt are fab! <3

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  27. Gregory House is my lover.
    Your bowtie is cute.
    Hope you get better.

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  28. Those are some cool sock def.

    C.

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  29. i like the bowtie.
    very classy!

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  30. Thank you so much for stopping by..even with a mirror I know I couldn't do it. I'd have to actually cheat and sew one up. I haven't done that in a very long time. Once I went to church in a man's suit and tie...I freaked some old ladies out.

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  31. I've been meaning to wear a bow tie...but there is such a small line between adorable and playboy! :(

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  32. Don't apologise for your absense. Its understandeable and will happen to everyone. Your posts are wonderful and your outfits are interesting. I'm trying to coerce a frend to give me a how-to in bow-tying. Lately all attempts are wreckages but you did yourse ver well.

    Ah, the simple details. Hohw wonderful :)

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  33. Oh my... I really should learn how to tie a bow soon. Not sure how much longer I can pull the clip-on's, haha. You did it amazingly well! And loving those socks!

    I hope you feel better soon!

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  34. I'm glad your back! :) Love that you match the socks with the shirt I really like it!

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  35. ohhh i love the matching socks :) so great to see that you're back dear!

    i'm also quite pleased with the no mirror attempt :) well done!

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  36. I love bow ties they are so dapper (fitting, no?) and the stripes and socks matching was a cool idea! thanks for the comment by the way and would you like to exchange links with me? I do love your blog (:

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  37. Much as I love Doctor House, I'd rather you were fine and didn't have to meet him. Unless for a chat.

    I know what you mean when you say that little details so often go unnoticed! But don't we really match things for ourselves rather than for people to see? ;) I know I do.

    Get well, please!

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  38. honey how are you feeling? I dont like Dr House,he's rather a dark meanie isnt he? love the colour of your socks and the stripes in your shirt.Very Dapper!
    well done on tying the bow tie without a mirror,that is tricky!
    Hope your helath by grace improves.
    x
    Marian

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  39. Okay I am going comment overload on your blog today.
    But I had to say, that bow tie is freaking awesome!

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  40. Just gotta say, I love the sox! Secondly, I'm sorry to hear about your health issue. Hope you get better real soon! =)

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  41. beautiful bow, beautiful shirt, and cute socks. ive never seen socks that color before.

    and i know what you mean about those little details that are lost on most people, but o well.

    as always, i hope you're feeling better much soon!

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  42. awesome proportions on the bowtie!

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