…of pocket squares & #PlaidforDad…


…”Are pocket squares the new tie?”…”Friday June 17th #PlaidForDad Day”…


Indeed, today Friday June 17th is #PlaidForDay in Canada! Thousands will wear plaid to raise awareness and funds to help protect men from prostate cancer.

Put your favourite tartan on wherever you may be!!!

I asked a few colleagues the other day why they no longer wore ties with a business suit and much to my amusement the most common response I got was “Because it’s 2016!!!”.

Yes, yes, yes I know, many businessmen for years now have dispensed with the tie, although I must admit the ‘old school’ in moi still has me hesitant and feeling not quite completely dressed to don a business suit sans one of my many neckties.

A pocket square has yet to become part of my accessories drawer but by all accounts I need to ‘get with the program’….

A Song for Kilts – Robert William Service

How grand the human race would be
If every man would wear a kilt,
A flirt of Tartan finery,
Instead of trousers, custom built!
Nay, do not think I speak to joke:
(You know I’m not that kind of man),
I am convinced that all men folk.

Should wear the costume of a Clan.

Imagine how it’s braw and clean
As in the wind it flutters free;
And so conducive to hygiene
In its sublime simplicity.

No fool fly-buttons to adjust,–
Wi’ shanks and maybe buttocks bare;
Oh chiels, just take my word on trust,
A bonny kilt’s the only wear.

‘Twill save a lot of siller too,
(And here a canny Scotsman speaks),
For one good kilt will wear you through
A half-a-dozen pairs of breeks.

And how it’s healthy in the breeze!
And how it swings with saucy tilt!
How lassies love athletic knees
Below the waggle of a kilt!

True, I just wear one in my mind,
Since sent to school by Celtic aunts,
When girls would flip it up behind,
Until I begged for lowland pants.

But now none dare do that to me,
And so I sing with lyric lilt,–
How happier the world would be
If every male would wear a kilt!


Cheers to a Fine Friday & weekend that sings–FOREVER PLAID–fantastic adventures!!!!


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