FYI GW = Good Work.
*Drake’s of London kindly sent me enough from their vintage achieves for a bespoke #AscotChang button down shirt   
(Taken with Instagram at My kitchen)

FYI GW = Good Work.

*Drake’s of London kindly sent me enough from their vintage achieves for a bespoke #AscotChang button down shirt 

(Taken with Instagram at My kitchen)

Keeping it “simple”.. Yet interesting..

Details | Jacket (part of suit) - #PJohnson in Loro Piana “The Wave” for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - #PJohnson in Thomas Mason ‘cotton pique’ for GW | Tie - Kiton | Pantaloons (part of suit) - #PJohnson in Huddersfield summer worsted wool for GW | Hoofs - John Lobb “City II” in pewter suede on 7000 last for #LeatherSoul for GW

Yes - I sometimes tuck but always wear my pantaloons at my natural waist not on my hips.
*Hipsters are better for jeans or on women or boys..

Yes - I sometimes tuck but always wear my pantaloons at my natural waist not on my hips.

*Hipsters are better for jeans or on women or boys..

A break from the RAIN..

This is seriously crazy weather. We are supposed to be in summer not 18c & rain 7 days in a row.

* I have had to pull out my winter suits from storage this week.. Not happy Jan.. 

Details | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana wool/cashmere flannel for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Tie - E. Zegna | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Thomas Mason end-on-end for GW | Munks - Edward Green Top Drawer “Oundle” in CRUP on 888 last for Leather Soul for GW

Can you feel the crunch of my knit tie?
 
Details | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston wool/cashmere for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason fine pique for GW | Tie - E. Zegna
* WTF happened to summer! I’m pulling out winter suits

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Daily Guido - as I mentioned yesterday, Sydney is bizarrely COLD.
I even found my daughter scavenging for her winter clothes this morning.

Can you feel the crunch of my knit tie?

Details | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston wool/cashmere for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason fine pique for GW | Tie - E. Zegna

* WTF happened to summer! I’m pulling out winter suits

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Daily Guido - as I mentioned yesterday, Sydney is bizarrely COLD.

I even found my daughter scavenging for her winter clothes this morning.

Got some “colour” decisions to make today..

Details | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston wool/cashmere for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason fine pique for GW | Tie - E. Zegna | Hoofs - Saint Crispin’s for Leather Soul for GW

* WTF happened to summer! I’m pulling out winter suits

Monday Basics..

Don’t know why

> 50% chance of rain when I wear suede hoofs

> 50% chance of no rain when I don’t wear suede..

Just is..

Details | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson Loro Piana “The Wave” for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - Ascot Chang Thomas Mason poplin for GW | Tie - Drakes cashmere | Belt - RLPL “black” alligator + silver deco slide buckle (I just realised that my belt & shoes didn’t match or compliment - shitz happens) | Pantaloons - Incotex | Hoofs - John Lobb “City II” Pewter suede 7000 last

So much for summer in the Antipodes. Out come the cashmere Drake..
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

So much for summer in the Antipodes. Out come the cashmere Drake..

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Crazy Crazy Crazy - I don’t even know where to begin or finish about my Sister, Niece & Nephew when he can stop moving..

Details | Suit - P Johnson for GW | Pocket Square & Tie - Drakes | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Hoofs - Saint Crispin’s for Leather Soul for GW | Bag - Ettinger

Old Man paisley..
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Old Man paisley..

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Don’t trust a man that doesn’t own a umbrella large enough for 2. & I don’t mean a disposable or golf umbrella. You want WOOD ;)
Details | Suit - @PJohnson Loro Piana wool/mohair for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Shirt - @AcsotChang Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - @VandaFineClothing unlined 1st edition tie | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “belgrave” | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury | Umbrella - Fox for GW

Don’t trust a man that doesn’t own a umbrella large enough for 2. & I don’t mean a disposable or golf umbrella. You want WOOD ;)

Details | Suit - @PJohnson Loro Piana wool/mohair for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Shirt - @AcsotChang Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - @VandaFineClothing unlined 1st edition tie | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “belgrave” | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury | Umbrella - Fox for GW

When you find something good, stock up in bulk..
This goes for all consumables like socks, underwear & friends..
Details | Drake’s linen pocket squares x 5 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri)
(Taken with Instagram at P Johnson Tailors)

When you find something good, stock up in bulk..

This goes for all consumables like socks, underwear & friends..

Details | Drake’s linen pocket squares x 5 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri)

(Taken with Instagram at P Johnson Tailors)

Shape, Drape or Both?
Both is possible & preferable in my opinion - too many are trapped into thinking that tight fitting means shape.. When it is actually the opposite.
See how my jacket still has shape even not button up.
How is this possible?
Start with the shoulders then working down to the cuff:
Make sure they sit on with a slight extension & not before the shoulder point
"Natural" shaped shoulder line gives a softer & more sensual appearance whilst a structured shoulder will add power as well as elegance - nothing wrong with either as long as they suit your body type & not over built.
The chest needs enough fullness & not tightness - see the clean subtle draping. No creases or gaping. Everything looks ”natural”
The waist has ”natural” suppression at the ”natural” waist point to give shape - not tight like a corset
Hips are in line with the shoulder or below to give balance
Pants are sitting at your ”natural” waist not hips
Open quarters aka the bottom of the jacket where the left & right meet (noticeable when buttoned) will mirror the lapels in a figure eight
Skirt of the jacket has a slight flare
Pantaloons not hanging naturally & with a slight break.
So as it starts to warm up, ”airforce blue” is always a great option to wearing navy or grey. Especially if there is some mohair in the mix. This suit is totally different in direct light, it’s like DISCO! So one has to ensure the other components are subtle.
You want to make sure the over all effect does not compete but look ”natural”.
The oncoming eye should not be competing for any detail..
So DITCH the H belt or novelty cuff links..
Details | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana wool/mohair for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Knit tie - Drakes (this one is a mix of black & navy) | PS - vintage Japanese kimono cloth | DubMunks - John Lobb 2010 St Crepin for Leather Soul for GW
* My Sistah just enjoys PHOTO BOMBING!
** FYI - I am standing 3m away from the camera whilst my Sistah is 1.5m

Shape, Drape or Both?

Both is possible & preferable in my opinion - too many are trapped into thinking that tight fitting means shape.. When it is actually the opposite.

See how my jacket still has shape even not button up.

How is this possible?

Start with the shoulders then working down to the cuff:

  • Make sure they sit on with a slight extension & not before the shoulder point
  • "Natural" shaped shoulder line gives a softer & more sensual appearance whilst a structured shoulder will add power as well as elegance - nothing wrong with either as long as they suit your body type & not over built.
  • The chest needs enough fullness & not tightness - see the clean subtle draping. No creases or gaping. Everything looks ”natural”
  • The waist has ”natural” suppression at the ”natural” waist point to give shape - not tight like a corset
  • Hips are in line with the shoulder or below to give balance
  • Pants are sitting at your ”natural” waist not hips
  • Open quarters aka the bottom of the jacket where the left & right meet (noticeable when buttoned) will mirror the lapels in a figure eight
  • Skirt of the jacket has a slight flare
  • Pantaloons not hanging naturally & with a slight break.

So as it starts to warm up, ”airforce blue” is always a great option to wearing navy or grey. Especially if there is some mohair in the mix. This suit is totally different in direct light, it’s like DISCO! So one has to ensure the other components are subtle.

You want to make sure the over all effect does not compete but look ”natural”.

The oncoming eye should not be competing for any detail..

So DITCH the H belt or novelty cuff links..

Details | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana wool/mohair for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Knit tie - Drakes (this one is a mix of black & navy) | PS - vintage Japanese kimono cloth | DubMunks - John Lobb 2010 St Crepin for Leather Soul for GW

* My Sistah just enjoys PHOTO BOMBING!

** FYI - I am standing 3m away from the camera whilst my Sistah is 1.5m

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