"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
Ernest Hemingwayemail me if google hasn't got the answer..
Solaro SoRaro reflects heat - Truth or Fiction?
Summer has finally arrived in Sydney, Australia & what better way to start than wearing a cotton “Solaro” suit.
It has been said that the weave was developed in such a way to reflect the suns bight - so far I have to agree.
Solaro cloth is recognisable by the fine herringbone weave, usually 2 colours (in this case khaki & plum). Solaro can be of cotton or wool. The wool variety is almost like gaberdine.
The hand (or feel) is quite special in that there is a certain heft yet soft to skin. The creases tend to also be soft not fine like normal cotton.
I’m looking forward to more cotton Solaro - maybe even a DB..
* note the shadows as the clouds move & then note that the tone of the suit changes ever so slightly, so hard to capture this..
Details: Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” in summer blonde | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston cotton “
Solaro” ”SoRaro” for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Knit-tie - Drakes | Pocket Square - Linen Hermes | Socks - MUJI | Hoofs - John Lobb ” City II) in pewter suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW