Bengal Stripe Dress Shirt
Old Greenwich Railroad Station.
The 7:08 is late.
He checks his 1930 Prince Brancard. (Only the second one I've seen in the wild.)
He notices my noticing. His grandfather's watch, he tells me.
This was his grandfather's train stop, too, back when the sign still read Sound Beach.
He has a meeting with the board at 9 o'clock. Taking on investors is a risk. Jobs at stake. Shareholders to mollify.
He's never late. Taps his foot and looks eastward up the track.
Checks his watch again. Never once looks at a phone.
I notice his shirt, too. There's something serious to the collar, in the way it looks ready to play a part in how the meeting goes.
Traditional and yet modern. Architectural, somehow. On the train, I make a sketch and put down some notes.
Bengal Stripe Dress Shirt (No. 6651) made from 105-gram 100% cotton woven in Italy. What's different here is how the unique one-piece collar design is engineered to keep the collar standing sharp. Textured piqué fabric gives character and a unique tactile quality. Painstakingly considered fit. Shell buttons. Cord piping at center back neck for a flash of contrast. Imported.