Repost 1 from last year when I was tricked into going to the Sydney Opera House to attend the opening night for “some” ballet - don’t ask me as I don’t remember which one.. 
FWIW | white cotton shirt - Ascot Chang for me | black & navy crispy knit tie - Drakes for TheArmoury | porcelain rose - Vanda | grey cashmere flannel suit -P. Johnson Tailors for me | socks Comme des Garçons | shoes Saint Crispins for Leather Soul for me..
(at Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall)

Repost 1 from last year when I was tricked into going to the Sydney Opera House to attend the opening night for “some” ballet - don’t ask me as I don’t remember which one..

FWIW | white cotton shirt - Ascot Chang for me | black & navy crispy knit tie - Drakes for TheArmoury | porcelain rose - Vanda | grey cashmere flannel suit -P. Johnson Tailors for me | socks Comme des Garçons | shoes Saint Crispins for Leather Soul for me..

(at Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall)

When to go ROUGH!

Silk or linen pocket square? The opposite in texture to your tie is a good guide but not necessarily the gospel as the total balance is the deciding factor.

Today I chose to wear a cashmere tie with burnt ochre & mid blue flecks on a light blue base. The texture of the tie is borderline fine tweed so a red on ecru gingham silk pocket square was an unexpected choice.

Usually one would wear calf shoes with a classic suiting as this wool/cashmere chalk stripe - but as the great Prince Edward & Gianni Agnelli has shown, brown suede is a great combination.

Again, all this is built on a white poplin shirt for foundation.

Details | Shade | RayBan “round metal” | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston wool/cashmere flannel silver chalk stripe on denim base | Shirt - Ascot Chang Thomas Mason “Silver Line” white poplin for GW | Tie - Drakes cashmere 7cm | PS - Facconable red on ecru base gingham silk | Wheels - John Lobb “City II” in Pewtere suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul

* From the archives as uncovered by a new follower

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
*as discovered by a new follower. This from mid 2011.

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

*as discovered by a new follower. This from mid 2011.

Lets go night street shooting..

Lets go night street shooting..

Nom nom nom .. Baby Panda ..

Nom nom nom .. Baby Panda ..

SURPRISE! 
*Dang, my suit still fits 😉

SURPRISE!

*Dang, my suit still fits 😉

Thank you blazerandtie: for a dig from the past - this will keep “some” happy..

The beauty of bespoke - I am still saving up…

mostexerent:

Tailoring Tales

Like a menu in an Italian enoteca.. Cloth except for wine..

Hector (pooch) likes the choice..

What did I order?

Details: Cloth - Loro Piana “Zelander Flower” 100% naturally dyed wool. Blue with double window check in slate & tobacco

Jacket - 3 curved patch pocket, 2B SB, twin vent, soft shoulder, “kissing” 4 button surgeon cuffs, alabaster silk lining, hand finished option

Pantaloons - Flat front, button fly, belt-less + side tabs, on seam pockets & 5cm cuffs

Now the 4-6 week wait

Details: SC - MTM P Johnson, Shirt - Bespoke, Tie - Drakes (black & navy 2 tone silk knit), PS - Herringbone, Pantaloons - Incotex, Hoofs - “Dover” Edward Green for Leather Soul Hawaii

Thanks blazerandtie: for digging this up..

Some GW-Grandmaster stuff from back in the good old days again…

mostexerent:

Airforce > Navy

I like blue suits as they are the most adaptable & always look crisp. Navy is fine for serious MAN business, so anything from French navy to Junior Navy or Airforce blue is preferable.

Details | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana wool/mohair for GW | shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Pocket Square - Hermes | Tie - RAW silk Drakes | Hoofs - John Lobb “Phillip II” for Leather Soul

Layers of patterns..

Details | Jacket (part of suit) - Patrick Johnson in Loro Piana wool/cashmere for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Sweater - Comme des Garçon | Socks (yes) - Paul Smith | Hoofs - John Lobb “City II” in suede for Leather Soul for GW

What time is it? Why are we 2nd month into Autumn & the weather today is going to be 29c..

Why am I wearing a coat - ask her..

So many #FirstWorldProblems today.

Details | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson French navy cotton “Solaro” for GW | Pocket Square - Drakes for The Armoury |Shirt - Ascot Chang in vintage private reserve Drake’s of London cloth for GW | Jeans - Rapha | Belt | bespoke crocodile loop & ring belt | Hoofs - classic almond toe Gucci loafers | Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury

She said you are taking me somewhere that needs a jacket tonight.. 
Details | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson French navy cotton “Solaro” for GW | Pocket Square - Drakes for The Armoury |Shirt - Ascot Chang in vintage private reserve Drake’s of London cloth for GW | Jeans - Rapha | Hoofs - classic almond toe Gucci loafers
#FirstWorldDatingProblems
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

She said you are taking me somewhere that needs a jacket tonight..

Details | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson French navy cotton “Solaro” for GW | Pocket Square - Drakes for The Armoury |Shirt - Ascot Chang in vintage private reserve Drake’s of London cloth for GW | Jeans - Rapha | Hoofs - classic almond toe Gucci loafers

#FirstWorldDatingProblems

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

It was late, it was dark (no lights dark), & I got the focus wrong!
& that was the ballet..
* Silver lining? Sarah Murdoch was sitting in the same row as us..

It was late, it was dark (no lights dark), & I got the focus wrong!

& that was the ballet..

* Silver lining? Sarah Murdoch was sitting in the same row as us..

Not that I need to wear ties anymore - but will see these in person today when I see the maestro.
patrickjohnsontailors:

Drakes for P Johnson new season’s arrivals

Not that I need to wear ties anymore - but will see these in person today when I see the maestro.

patrickjohnsontailors:

Drakes for P Johnson new season’s arrivals

Off to celebrate my good friend’s new role - BIG WIG for Burberry Aus..

Details | P Johnson "Solaro" “Soraro” jacket (part of suit) for GW | Ascot Chang shirt in Drake’s of London private reserve shirting for GW | Muji cotton webbing belt | S. Ambrossio pantaloons for GW | Common Projects |