History lesson (from July 2011): I still get messages/emails about the pros/cons with MTO v bespoke.

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Friday Business Casual in Blaze Orange

5th day of rain - EXERENT!

Details | Umbrella - Fox for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Jacket (part of suit) - @PJohnson in Loro Piana for GW | Shirt - @AscotChang in Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Hermes knit tie | DubMunks - Edward Green “Westminster” Mole Suede for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury

* take note of the shape & undisturbed line of the jacket even whilst holding up an umbrella.

There is nothing wrong with MTO if the tailor/fitter knows what he is doing which is unfortunately a rarity today. I have seen more “car wrecks” from E. Zegna “Su Misura” than a roller derby & they average more than 3 times the cost of a P Johnson MTO commission.

& Oldie but a goodie.. 

I find it quite amusing when old posts are found & reblogged by others..

* I miss this umbrella.

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Cows don’t need umbrellas..

So don’t worry about wearing leather shoes in the rain - just worry after.

  • Air dry in a well ventilated area
  • Shoe trees, lasted (made & shaped for said shoe) shoe trees are better
  • Suede - always brush after each wearing, in one direction only
  • Calf - brush down then apply shoe cream whilst the leather is warm. Better absorption
  • Shell Cordovan - brush down
  • Never wear same pair of shoes 2 days in a row
  • Once a month apply a wax for protection
  • 3M Scotch Guard or any silicone spray - only lasts 2 wears before one needs to reapply. Also can change the colour of suede or worse, seal the pores.. DON’T DO IT..

To shine or not?

Some like the high polish (such as Ethan), whilst other prefer a natural lustre (such as I). I won’t get into what is involved for a military shine as this is covered quite extensively.

Details | Knit - Loro Piana “Baby Cashmere” | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson in Loro Piana “Zelander” for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Pantaloons - P Johnson in Loro Piana cotton fine cord for GW | PS - Tom Fuking Ford | Hoofs - Edward Green “Westminster” in Mole suede on 888 last with Dainite sole for Leather Soul | Umbrella - Fox

As captured by my Sistah
Details | DubMunks - MTO Edward Green suede “Westminster” on Dainite sole for GW | Socks - RLPL | Jeans - Rapha
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Daily Guido…
wish I could wear his shoes…wearing oversized men’s clothes I can do, but not shoes!

As captured by my Sistah

Details | DubMunks - MTO Edward Green suede “Westminster” on Dainite sole for GW | Socks - RLPL | Jeans - Rapha

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Daily Guido…

wish I could wear his shoes…wearing oversized men’s clothes I can do, but not shoes!

POW Check not Gun Check.. My SUPER BAD..

Details | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana wool/cashmere for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Thomas Mason for GW | Knit Tie - Kilgour | Boots - Edward Green MTO “Shannon” for Leather Soul for GW

I’m all for knit ties, gun check POW Check  boots & s l o w  l i v i n g …
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

I’m all for knit ties, gun check POW Check  boots & s l o w  l i v i n g …

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Summer is now winter down here in the Antipodes..
Excellent, let’s break in the EG MTO “Shannon” all the way from @LeatherSoul

Summer is now winter down here in the Antipodes..

Excellent, let’s break in the EG MTO “Shannon” all the way from @LeatherSoul

Monday’s are always nicer when the mailman delivers..
*THANK YOU TOM @LeatherSoul
(Taken with Instagram at My Sand Pit)

Monday’s are always nicer when the mailman delivers..

*THANK YOU TOM @LeatherSoul

(Taken with Instagram at My Sand Pit)

Must be Friday Business Casual.

Details | Sports Coat - P Johnson Ariston linen for GW | Pocket Square - Tom FUKING Ford | Shirt - P Johnson Thomas Mason twill for GW | Pantaloons - P Johnson Loro Piana cotton pin-cord for GW | Hoofs - Edward Green “Dover” for Leather Soul for GW

Representing The East & West..

Details | Suit - @PJohnson Ariston cotton SoRaro for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - @AscotChang Thomas Mason “End-on-End” for GW | Tie - Herringbone | Munk - Edward Green Top Drawer “Oundle” in CRUP shell on 888 last for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger

These @EdwardGreen1860 TD Oundle’s are wearing in just nicely - thank you  @shoedaddy
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

These @EdwardGreen1860 TD Oundle’s are wearing in just nicely - thank you @shoedaddy

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Different shoes & different day of the week (I think)..
It’s not a coincidence that I actually have a small rotation of suits & hence wear once a week, this was last week.

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GW - Guido Wongolini
just in case someone ran off with his shoes

Different shoes & different day of the week (I think)..

It’s not a coincidence that I actually have a small rotation of suits & hence wear once a week, this was last week.

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GW - Guido Wongolini

just in case someone ran off with his shoes

For posterity.. Friday BusCasual

Details | Umbrella - Fox for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Jacket (part of suit) - @PJohnson in Loro Piana for GW | Shirt - @AscotChang in Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Hermes knit tie | DubMunks - Edward Green “Westminster” Mole Suede for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury

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Friday Guido top to toe

Friday Business Casual in Blaze Orange

5th day of rain - EXERENT!

Details | Umbrella - Fox for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Jacket (part of suit) - @PJohnson in Loro Piana for GW | Shirt - @AscotChang in Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Hermes knit tie | DubMunks - Edward Green “Westminster” Mole Suede for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury

* take note of the shape & undisturbed line of the jacket even whilst holding up an umbrella.

There is nothing wrong with MTO if the tailor/fitter knows what he is doing which is unfortunately a rarity today. I have seen more “car wrecks” from E. Zegna “Su Misura” than a roller derby & they average more than 3 times the cost of a P Johnson MTO commission.

The SiblingShuffleSeries

Somewhere in the back ground my Niece is on a skate board whilst my Nephew is reading up on TinTin..

Details| Suit - @PJohnson Loro Piana “Zelander” for GW | Shirt - @AscotChang for GW | PocketSquare - Drake’s Irish Linen | Tie - @VandaFineClothing hand made unlined for GW | Munk - Edward Green TD “Oundle” in CRUP cognac shell on 888 last for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury

* Sistah is wearing Mr Smith’s Pantaloons