Navy or Airforce?

There are times when navy (French or English) is too formal - especially days when you still need to suit up. This is when airforce blue shines - literally in the case of this particular cloth from Loro Piana as there is mohair mixed in with the wool. For those that are not familiar, mohair has a slight sheen that lights up when natural light hits it. Other times it will have a slight lustre or as I say DISCO..

Because of this lustre, I choose to downplay with more sombre items such as black shoes, mini butcher striped shirt & a rep tie. It’s all in the balance & the delivery.

Although we are in the last month of winter in Sydney, the weather is sunny with the air crisp & dry that just begs for drinking at the end of the day. The mornings & evening are still cool, whilst the middle of the day challenges ones choice of suiting.

Suddenly wearing flannels or heavy worsted cloths are a challenge as we live in a world of controlled environments.

This is when wool mixed with other fibres come to play as well as high performance wools

So, are you in the Navy or Airforce today?

Details | Suit & shirt - P Johnson for GW | Tie & PS - Drakes for The Armoury | Shoes - John Lobb “Phillip II” for Leather Soul

* & yes I will do a write up on shoes, in particular the difference between the “Philip II” by John Lobb versus the “Belgrave” by Crocket & Jones. Even though they are at different price scales, the style is very similar.. Or should it be on how I tie a double four in hand (though that may require a video)..

GMS FU Plaid day

Notes: Suit - A&S, Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW, Tie - Drakes for P Johnson, PS - Kiton, Knit - Loro Piana, Shoes - Crocket & Jones “Belgrave”, Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury

* click pics for more GMS FU Plaid

The face of “Armchair Sports-itis” champion or FAT Face as ANON would say - but what a week end for Australia.

  • Wallabies v Springboks - we are back on TRACK
  • le Tour de France - Crikey Cadel!
  • US MotoGP - GO STONER!

Notes: Suit & Shirt - P Johnson, Tie - Drakes for The Armoury, PS - Herringbone, Shoes - Crocket & Jones “Belgrave”, 

5 days of rain to date & it’s not stopping for the week end, which spells DISASTER for the Wallabies when they play the Springboks..

Oh well, GO CADEL!

Notes - Suit - Hand Finished P Johnson in Loro Piana “Gun Check”, Shirt - Hand Made P Johnson in Thomas Mason, Tie - Drakes, PS - Herringbone, WatchClock - Panerai PAM#210, Shoes - Alden 125th Anniversary LE, Umbrella - Fox

My good friend Ethan has evolved into a GUN photographer..
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Pure Gold
Guido looking sharp in Drakes Madder

My good friend Ethan has evolved into a GUN photographer..

ethandesu:

Pure Gold

Guido looking sharp in Drakes Madder

Monday blues.. & 2 more days of this crisp air, then 14 days of HONG KONG SUMMER, then 10 days of NEW YORK SUMMER..

Notes: Suit - MTM P Johnson, Shirt - Bespoke Ascot Change, Tie - Drakes, PS - Kiton, DubMunks - John Lobb

The other PoV of me today..
* the lighting at the cafe is so much better than my driveway in the morning..
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Nice colour punctuation - Guido’s off away again soon.

The other PoV of me today..

* the lighting at the cafe is so much better than my driveway in the morning..

stoneleighgallery:

Nice colour punctuation - Guido’s off away again soon.

Back to basics - that’s just how I stand.. (but I am wearing crazy socks)
Notes: SC - MTM P Johnson, Snot Rag - Drakes, Shirt - Bespoke Ascot Chang, Scarf - Muji, Tie - vintage Channel, Pents - MTM P Johnson, DubMunks - Carmina

Back to basics - that’s just how I stand.. (but I am wearing crazy socks)

Notes: SC - MTM P Johnson, Snot Rag - Drakes, Shirt - Bespoke Ascot Chang, Scarf - Muji, Tie - vintage Channel, Pents - MTM P Johnson, DubMunks - Carmina

0.5 meters
Notes: Pantaloons - MTM P Johnson Loro Piana “4 Season” grey flannel (part of suit), Hoofs - Anthony Cleverly “Bodie” for Leather Soul

0.5 meters

Notes: Pantaloons - MTM P Johnson Loro Piana “4 Season” grey flannel (part of suit), Hoofs - Anthony Cleverly “Bodie” for Leather Soul

Monday RAF Blue - Standing
Details: Suit - MTM P Johnson, Shirt - Bespoke Ascot Chang, Tie - Drakes, PS - Herringbone, Hoofs - “Belgrave” Crocket & Jones
* Must remember to PULL up pantaloons 

Monday RAF Blue - Standing

Details: Suit - MTM P Johnson, Shirt - Bespoke Ascot Chang, Tie - Drakes, PS - Herringbone, Hoofs - “Belgrave” Crocket & Jones

* Must remember to PULL up pantaloons 

Monday RAF Blue - Close & Personal
Details: Suit - MTM P Johnson, Shirt - Bespoke Ascot Chang, Tie - Drakes, PS - Herringbone, Hoofs - “Belgrave” Crocket & Jones
* Silk knit tie is 2 tone (black & navy)
** IMO no amount of SUPREME pattern & colour matching can beat the clean aesthetics of a blue suit, white shirt & dark tie. Nothing competing for attention..
*** It appears a few have not worked out that this is a reflection from a mirror hence everything is reversed.. Must be my MostExerent CLEAN MIRROR ;o)

Monday RAF Blue - Close & Personal

Details: Suit - MTM P Johnson, Shirt - Bespoke Ascot Chang, Tie - Drakes, PS - Herringbone, Hoofs - “Belgrave” Crocket & Jones

* Silk knit tie is 2 tone (black & navy)

** IMO no amount of SUPREME pattern & colour matching can beat the clean aesthetics of a blue suit, white shirt & dark tie. Nothing competing for attention..

*** It appears a few have not worked out that this is a reflection from a mirror hence everything is reversed.. Must be my MostExerent CLEAN MIRROR ;o)

Last weeks of summer..

What will next week bring?