The other Armoury uniform.
There are blue suits. Blue suits are great - slimming, sharp. Business enough for most, but still sharp enough not to be staid. Then there are blue odd jackets and trousers. Fresco and Hopsack. Flannel and heavy twill. The go to, dress down smart look. A blue oxford and rep tie, cordovan loafers, and it is simplicity. A white poplin, polished black oxfords, and a grey houndstooth tie, it is a Friday casual to shame three pieces and double breasteds everywhere, a formality to it’s informality that is precise and classical.
But in the height of Summer, something a little more continental is sometimes called for, and that’s when we find our tan gun club checks, light grey trousers, light brown shoes, blue bengal stripe shirts. The closeness of colour, but very different temperatures of the light grey and tan make it slightly off balance, then the rich blue of the bengal stripe, Robin’s Egg blue if you have it, a small figural tie - a Marinella or a Capelli. Suede shoes in a tan, or a rust, a light, rich colour.
That is uniform that we can get into everyday.