"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
Ernest Hemingwayemail me if google hasn't got the answer..
Business Casual aka Dressing to Meet the “Parents”
I can just hear it - FINALLY …
One of the most common questions I receive is how to execute “business casual.”
For me, this is very much like going to meet your partner’s parents for the first time (worse still is if it’s at their home). If you think “business casual” is difficult, imagine what dressing for this would be like. How you dress will be as much a reflection of your partner as it will be of you, so if you’re not well prepared, you should understand the consequences that will come. It’s really that simple.
Here are the basics I always follow:
Choose a sports coat of a heavier weight than your pants. The pattern should also contrast.
Choose pants that can be worn sans sports coat.
ALWAYS wear a button-up shirt. Which type of collar you choose is up to you, but I prefer button-down collars (buttoned) when I’m not wearing a tie, as I like the collar to stand proud.
If you want to wear a tie, it should typically be a knit tie.
Shoes should be heavier in appearance, and usually brown or tan in color. Preferably a non-oxford style, I would go with a derby/blucher or DubMunks.
Socks should contrast from the shoes.
* also, nothing whimsical or comical
Details | Sports coat - denim coloured herringbone weave linen from Ariston P Johnson for GW | Trou - ecru pin cord from Loro Piana P Johnson for GW | Shirt - chocolate gingham Thomas mason “Silver Line” shirting from Mystery Bespoke | PS - vintage Japanese silk | Shoes - Edward Green “Dover” for Leather Soul #wwoc #wearwithoutcare #grownmanstyle #gms
Hurro .. #guidowongolini #wear_without_care #whats_new_is_old #whats_old_is_new #grown_man_style #gms #creative_disorder (at Sydney CBD)
Theses Alden NST on commando sole from @leathersoul get better with each wearing. Just like @jcrew “BROKEN-IN-CHINO” .. #gms #grown_man_style #wear_without_care #whats_old_is_new #whats_new_is_old #itelefono5s #vscocam
Times are changing. I never would have suggested to others or choose gold for myself in the past. But it now just feels right .. #whats_old_is_new #whats_new_is_old #grown_man_style #gms #wear_without_care #itelefono5s #vscocam
* As we are heading into our summer (down here in the Antipodes), get your loose linens out & skip the IronicHipster tight pants. A nice find from the archives by another new follower. (Hong Kong June 2011)
When it is 30c & 99.9% humidity @ midnight & when you wake up, there is no option but “LOOSE” the TIE & wear as much LINEN as possible..
Notes: SC & Shirt - P Johnson for GW, PS - Faconnable, Shoes - Edward Green “Dover” for Leather Soul, Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury
An old-post that is doing its rounds at the moment that is very applicable to myself & in so answering why I’m not wearing suits anymore.
Simply put, my professional role specifies no suits, ties or pants which means understand the context.
Dress your age or your role in life - understand the CONTEXT
Currently there is a very strong movement for dressing classically or grown up - EXERENT!
Unless you are only in your teens or 20s.
Many young men asking advice on what to wear or how to look Grown Man.
May I suggest you enjoy making mistakes & dress like a Young Man.
Today is a fine example. The knit tie I wore was a gift from my Sistah over 20 years ago. Back then she would have bought it for aesthetic reasons & back then I was not ready to wear it. I so wanted to, I just did not have the confidence or role model to learn from (there was no internet - they were the dark ages).
I’m so glad that I saved it till the last 10 years.
But if I did not try it - I would not have learnt from my mistake.
- Personal style does not happen over night.
- Personal style is developed over years of mistakes.
- Personal style is not having to “over think” your choices.
- Personal style is knowing “your” punchline to a joke.
Details | Shades - RayBan “Round Metal” | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana “4 Season” flannel for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Jasper Conran wool knit (when he was designing clothes not interiors or furniture) | Collar Pin (used as tie pin) - Bottega Veneta | PS - Tom Fucking Ford | DubMunks - John Lobb 2010 St Crepin for Leather Soul
ExeRent Grown (ASHIN) Man Style
* take not of DAD JEANS
Field jacket over db over creased asian-daddy denim
Don’t know why
> 50% chance of rain when I wear suede hoofs
> 50% chance of no rain when I don’t wear suede..
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
Mondays are coming around faster as I get older..
Details | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana “Zelander” for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Alumo twill for GW | Tie - Loro Piana not for GW | PS - Herringbone | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “Belgrave”
Look into my eyes - I will put you to sleep with my Grown Man Style..
It’s spring & 2 months from when I said last week of flannel..
Details | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston wool/cashmere flannel for GW | Shirt - P johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Loro Piana cashmere | PS - vintage Japanese kimono cloth | Hoofs - John Lobb “City II” in Pewter suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW | specs - vintage from Shanghai
Testing testing 1, 2, 3.. (This is going to take some time to get right.. Video is a whole new game.)
Anyway, last week’s “5 Days of Bow Tie” was harder than anticipated so this week will be “5 Days of Knits” for world (sibling) peace.
Trust me, my Sistah & Niece approves..
Morning tools of trade
Hoofs for dancing (No MeerCat, this does not means we are going to cut the rug with your latin dancing buddies)
Details | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana grey wool flannel for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Thomas Mason poplin for GW | Knit tie - E. Zegna | PS - Facconable | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “Belgrave”
Day two of “5 Days of Bow-tie”- The pointed bow tie with a twist.. GREY FLANNEL
My Nephew want’s in!
I mentioned yesterday about not tying the bow tie too TIGHT or PERFECT
Add some punch with something unexpected
Details | Bow-tie - M. J. Bale | PS - Tom Fucking Ford | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana “Zelander” for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Thomas Mason “silverline” end-on-end for GW | Hoofs - John Lobb “City II” in Pewter suede for Leather Soul