RAW denim or WARM Cordovan.. What smells better? 

Today was one of those days that I said FUK THE RULES & chose to wear dungarees!

Dungarees? Grown Man jeans not Dad Jeans or Gen Y/X2.0 “drop crotch”, “skinny leg”, “drop ass” Hipsters - the difference:

  • Premium RAW denim not bagged out stone-washed or some bizarre acid wash
  • Straighter leg
  • Higher rise as Grown Men tuck their shirts in
  • Pin roll cuffs

* these are from ACL x Tellason & IMO great fitting jeans for me. I will do a post about these at a later date.

So this week we have discussed back fit & balance, so why not finish with the same.

This 280gm linen from Ariston is ideal when the season starts to warm up (as it is down here in the Antipodes). For example we are in the last days of winter & the weather is hovering between 19c - 22c at midday with cooler mornings & evenings.

Medium to heavy weight linen offers great drape as well as very mouldable to ones body. Being heavier, the creases are also not as hard.

Do yourself a favour & investigate in a medium to heavier weight linen.

Details | SC - P Johnson in Ariston linen for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason twill for GW | PS - Drakes for The Armoury | Socks - Pantherella | Moccasins - Carmina for The Armoury | Bag - Ettinger “Wimbledon” for The Armoury

From the archives (approx. Nov 2011) as resurrected by a new follower

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

mostexerent:

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.

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.

Home bound! 
Details | Jacket #1 - MUJI M65 | Jacket #2 (part of suit) - Patrick Johnson Loro Piana wool/cashmere for GW | Scarf - Yohji Yamamoto | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Jeans - Rapha | HoofBoots - Edward Green Top Drawer “Shannon” for Leather Soul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury
(Taken with Instagram at Gate 12 T1 Qantas Domestic Terminal)

Home bound!

Details | Jacket #1 - MUJI M65 | Jacket #2 (part of suit) - Patrick Johnson Loro Piana wool/cashmere for GW | Scarf - Yohji Yamamoto | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Jeans - Rapha | HoofBoots - Edward Green Top Drawer “Shannon” for Leather Soul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury

(Taken with Instagram at Gate 12 T1 Qantas Domestic Terminal)

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

The Australiano x Cinese x Italiano x Americano x Giapponese..

Details | Knit - MUJI cotton v-neck stripy | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Jeans - Rapha | LongWongs - Alden for Leather Soul in black shell Cordovan | Bag | Ettinger for The Armoury | Lanyard - Bottega Veneta

Cuss! Who calls at this time of the morning? The sacred time of narcissism.. 


For those that are new to my tumblr, I used to live in a Grown Man World of bespoke/MTO suits/shirts/ties/shoes up until a recent change in organisation where suits/ties are a “no go policy”.

But, as the weather is cooling (down here in the antipodes) & am in a situation where I can start experimenting with what I used to deem as “Grown Man Business Casual” for casual (Fri)days in the corporate world.

How long will this last? Who knows as I don’t..

Details | un-lined Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson in Loro Piana woolly cashmere for GW | Sweater - Loro Piana Baby Cashmere | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Alumo for GW | Ring - old Bottega Veneta | DubMunks - MTO Edward Green Pewter suede “Westminster” on Dainite sole for GW | Socks - RLPL | Jeans - Rapha | Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury

Summoned AGAIN!
* Must have been that article I posted yesterday :)
(Taken with Instagram at Apple HQ)

Summoned AGAIN!

* Must have been that article I posted yesterday :)

(Taken with Instagram at Apple HQ)

1/2 before HOLIDAYS!

Details | Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” | Shirt - Ascot Chang in vintage Drake’s shirting | Pantaloons - Paul Smith x Rapha | Bag - Ettinger | Sneaks - Common Projects for Leather Soul

As classic as #JohnLobb can do in the “City II”
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

As classic as #JohnLobb can do in the “City II”

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

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

Trust me, it’s safe out there..

Details | Shades - Tom Fucking Ford | Suit - @PJohnson Loro Piana “Zelander” | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - @AscotChang Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Herringbone | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “Belgrave” | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury

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

stoneleighgallery:

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