Real People: Chris in England

The first thing I noticed about Chris in England was his lack of pocket square — and it didn’t bother me. The suit already has several strong features between the peaked lapels and the addition of a waistcoat. Could one be added? Sure. But does it need to be? I think the outfit does quite well without one. 

Also, I found his choice of shirt collar and color to be of interest. The collar has a narrower spread than you might seen on most shirts these days, with many guys preferring a standard spread, whereas Chris’ collar actually compliments his face’s size quite well. The decision to go with light blue actually works better with the suit’s fabric, which is more casual (a houndstooth pattern), despite the peaked lapels that are usually a more formal characteristic.