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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

Living on the edge
It’s going rain & I want to wear nice shoes..
Details | Suit - @PJohnson Ariston cotton Solaro for GW | Shirt - @PJohnson Thomas Mason twill for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Hoofs - Saint Crispen for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury for GW
* My Sistah in passing mentioned that she prefer’s me in a tie..

Living on the edge

It’s going rain & I want to wear nice shoes..

Details | Suit - @PJohnson Ariston cotton Solaro for GW | Shirt - @PJohnson Thomas Mason twill for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Hoofs - Saint Crispen for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury for GW

* My Sistah in passing mentioned that she prefer’s me in a tie..

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


Solaro! SoRaro an interesting cloth, but not for everyone.

Why?

It has depth & a certain characteristic that can look “smarmy” if not careful.

Solaro SoRaro comes in either wool or cotton & is woven in 2 colours, usually a red tone on the underside.

With summer around the corner, Patrick & I chose an olive cotton with a salmon undertone Solaro SoRaro from the Ariston book.

As this being my first Solaro SoRaro, I will reserve judgement till after a few wearings.

I opted for my usual details, such as curved patch pockets, soft shoulder, 2 button single, twin vents & 1/2 lined for the jacket & plain front with tabs, button fly & 5cm cuffs for the pants. All with hand finished details.

Excuse the photography as, Solaro SoRaro is very difficult to capture. I had to do quite a bit of post processing to try & make the tone even, & still did not capture the awesomeness. For example, the buttons do not have that green smear. Will try better in good natal light next week.

Wish me luck next week..

Business Casual Friday

My company recently issued a new policy regarding what is considered expected business attire.

My favourite line.. NO CROCS

Details | Sports Coat - P Johnson Ariston denim coloured herringbone weave linen for GW | Shirt - Mystery Bespoke in Thomas Mason for GW | PS - Tom Fuking Ford | Pantaloons - P Johnson Loro Piana cotton fine cord for GW | Hoofs - Edward Green “Dover” on 606 Last for Leather Soul for GW

I’m looking for a bush picnic..
Details later..
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Friday Guido

I’m looking for a bush picnic..

Details later..

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Friday Guido

Look into my eyes - I will put you to sleep with my Grown Man Style..

It’s spring & 2 months from when I said last week of flannel..

Details | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston wool/cashmere flannel for GW | Shirt - P johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Loro Piana cashmere | PS - vintage Japanese kimono cloth | Hoofs - John Lobb “City II” in Pewter suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW | specs - vintage from Shanghai

Dang it’s windy & I’m late!

* I must invest in an outdoor mirror ;)

Details | Suit & Shirt - P Johnson for GW | Tie - Drakes for The Armoury | PS - Herringbone | DubMunks (not visible) - Edward Green Mole suede “Westminster” on 888 last & Dainite for Leather Soul

SNAPPED whilst using the handle to stir my “piccolo”..
* one has to always be ready when around photographers.. SMILE!
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Paisley Guido

SNAPPED whilst using the handle to stir my “piccolo”..

* one has to always be ready when around photographers.. SMILE!

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Paisley Guido

Flannel + suede = MostExerent combo
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Flannel + suede = MostExerent combo

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Tight cuffs make it hard to Exploring..
* Please stop messaging me about where I get my Wristraf as they are random gifts..
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Tight cuffs make it hard to Exploring..

* Please stop messaging me about where I get my Wristraf as they are random gifts..

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Nicholson Wongolini or Guido Wooster?

Slight exaggeration as I am only referring to the shoes.. 

*Will try once more before deciding to sell or keep as these have been sitting patiently on the shelf for the last 2 weeks whilst I try & work them into per Guido Wongolini..

Details | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston wool flannel for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Thomas Mason poplin for GW | Tie - Drakes | PS - G Shen for GW | Hoofs - Alden for Leffot “Alpine” calf on Plantation crepe soles.