* Another great find from my archives by another new follower (Hong Kong June 2011)
Pug (Me) & Mug (EthanDesu) ensconced in The Armoury & P Johnson finery..
GW Notes: SC & Shirt - P Johnson, PS - Facconable, Pantaloons - Mystery Bespoke, Loafers - Carmina #8 Cordovan for The Armoury
Ethan: Suit & Shirt - P Johnson, Tie - Drakes, PS - Hermes, Shoes - G&G for The Armoury

* Another great find from my archives by another new follower (Hong Kong June 2011)

Pug (Me) & Mug (EthanDesu) ensconced in The Armoury & P Johnson finery..

GW Notes: SC & Shirt - P Johnson, PS - Facconable, Pantaloons - Mystery Bespoke, Loafers - Carmina #8 Cordovan for The Armoury

Ethan: Suit & Shirt - P Johnson, Tie - Drakes, PS - Hermes, Shoes - G&G for The Armoury

* 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

* 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

* From the archives as discovered by a new follower (June 2011)

The parts: Shirt - Mystery Bespoke, Pantaloons - RAPHA x Paul Smith, Loafers - Carmina #8 Cordovan for The Armoury, Satchel - Bottega Veneta

Note: For those that have not been following long, I’m on one of my regular business trips & this time it is HKG in the middle of summer (which is not so kind if one is coming from winter in SYD/AUS).

Blast from somewhere in Hong Kong June 2010 - all bespoke.
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Today waiting when I noticed how nice the light was & one of those rare week-days that I had my grown up camera with me (I must carry it more as it really is not that heavy).
Enjoying wearing a bow-tie again, though if I ever want to see my Niece & Nephew again I best take into account my Sister’s distaste for them
What do you think - there is more to a straight tie? 

Blast from somewhere in Hong Kong June 2010 - all bespoke.

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Today waiting when I noticed how nice the light was & one of those rare week-days that I had my grown up camera with me (I must carry it more as it really is not that heavy).

Enjoying wearing a bow-tie again, though if I ever want to see my Niece & Nephew again I best take into account my Sister’s distaste for them

What do you think - there is more to a straight tie? 

Dear GiantBeard
Thank you for digging up some gems!
Yours
Guido!
giantbeard:

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I have been asked a few times if I use a tripod?
Actually use what ever is available - even been known to use a trash can. Can you imagine the folks back in Germany having heart failure!

I use a similar technique, my (not so) little Sony often finds itself perched on the roof of parked cars!

Dear GiantBeard

Thank you for digging up some gems!

Yours

Guido!

giantbeard:

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I have been asked a few times if I use a tripod?

Actually use what ever is available - even been known to use a trash can. Can you imagine the folks back in Germany having heart failure!

I use a similar technique, my (not so) little Sony often finds itself perched on the roof of parked cars!

Double Trouble in the land of Invisible Men in Grey Suits#2
- this needs to be revisited (grammar is SHOCKING - too much time in HKG), will do over the next months.
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Double Trouble in the land of Invisible Men in Grey Suits
- all my life I was told men of my height (5’7” on a day the the wind is good) should not wear DB suits.. So much so that I believed them. 
- It was not until the last year or so that I started to apply balance & proportion that I was able to convince myself that I & others of my stature can wear a DB
- In my case the bottom 4 buttons are closer, the breast buttons are actually lower than my nipple, the breast pocket set higher & the waisting is also about 1.5” above my natural waist to create an illusion of length & space
- please excuse the disappearing shirt cuffs, not sure what happened as they were there before the pic & after..
Though some rules: 
keep it classic & simple
stick to dark colors
keep it classic & simple
try & not split unless you are blessed with good body to leg proportions
keep it classic & simple
apply level logic to the placement on buttons & pockets
keep it classic & simple
ensure the lapels to not swallow your head & chest
keep it classic & simple
make sure the pants have minimal break
keep it classic & simple
make sure the sleeves meet the wrist bone flex point
keep it classic & simple
find the balance of the length of the jacket as there is no hard & fast rule, just make sure it covers you seat
& keep it classic & simple
- in answer to the response re my tie, I like my ties skewed as I find the symmetrical or Windsor knots & eye-sore. Just how I roll same as my 5cm or 2” cuffs, not for all but for me
What do you think?

Double Trouble in the land of Invisible Men in Grey Suits#2

- this needs to be revisited (grammar is SHOCKING - too much time in HKG), will do over the next months.

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Double Trouble in the land of Invisible Men in Grey Suits

- all my life I was told men of my height (5’7” on a day the the wind is good) should not wear DB suits.. So much so that I believed them.

- It was not until the last year or so that I started to apply balance & proportion that I was able to convince myself that I & others of my stature can wear a DB

- In my case the bottom 4 buttons are closer, the breast buttons are actually lower than my nipple, the breast pocket set higher & the waisting is also about 1.5” above my natural waist to create an illusion of length & space

- please excuse the disappearing shirt cuffs, not sure what happened as they were there before the pic & after..

Though some rules: 

  1. keep it classic & simple
  2. stick to dark colors
  3. keep it classic & simple
  4. try & not split unless you are blessed with good body to leg proportions
  5. keep it classic & simple
  6. apply level logic to the placement on buttons & pockets
  7. keep it classic & simple
  8. ensure the lapels to not swallow your head & chest
  9. keep it classic & simple
  10. make sure the pants have minimal break
  11. keep it classic & simple
  12. make sure the sleeves meet the wrist bone flex point
  13. keep it classic & simple
  14. find the balance of the length of the jacket as there is no hard & fast rule, just make sure it covers you seat
  15. & keep it classic & simple

- in answer to the response re my tie, I like my ties skewed as I find the symmetrical or Windsor knots & eye-sore. Just how I roll same as my 5cm or 2” cuffs, not for all but for me

What do you think?

Micro-Management
One of the joys of living in HKG is access to old-school tailors that want to collaborate.
Admittedly “micro-managing” is not for everyone but if you do have the time & knowledge, magic can happen.
The above suit took over 10 stages.
Would I do it again? Maybe..
* Here is a link to more notes about this suit
http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/752298114/double-trouble-in-the-land-of-invisible-men-in
giantbeard:

Classic mostexerent -Micro Managed Tailoring Inspiration
I would like some ‘Rope’ at the sleeve head, but that’s personal taste, the fit and proportions are outstanding!

Micro-Management

One of the joys of living in HKG is access to old-school tailors that want to collaborate.

Admittedly “micro-managing” is not for everyone but if you do have the time & knowledge, magic can happen.

The above suit took over 10 stages.

Would I do it again? Maybe..

* Here is a link to more notes about this suit

http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/752298114/double-trouble-in-the-land-of-invisible-men-in

giantbeard:

Classic mostexerent -Micro Managed Tailoring Inspiration

I would like some ‘Rope’ at the sleeve head, but that’s personal taste, the fit and proportions are outstanding!

This just appeared on my dashboard - thanks to the follower for digging it up!

FYI- from last year

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Just delivered from my new Mystery tailor.

Cloth is Phasco 8oz - perfect for the humidity in Asia as well as travelling. This was actually rolled up & shoved into my bag yesterday for 8 hours. I then let it hang over night & BANG ready to ROCK!

Some interesting details - can you see?

Colonial Goods is proud to present a three-way collaboration with Goods of Desire (G.O.D.) and the Lee Kung Man Knitting Factory (L.K.M.). The essence of this project is to re-introduce a classic T-shirt with much heritage, while showcasing the craftsmanship and traditional methods of production behind a quality product still made in Hong Kong.

The T-shirts are made from vintage tubular-knitting machines dating back to the 1950s at the L.K.M. factory in Hong Kong. L.K.M. - one of Asia’s oldest operating mills - is among the few remaining factories worldwide in possession of such rare machinery. Due to the unique features of such antique knitting hardware and the time-consuming knitting process, the 100% Swiss cotton garments are unmatched in fineness of fabric as well as comfort. From Bruce Lee to the average tea-house goer in the 1960s, this T-shirt was undeniably an iconic staple of the past.

The tshirts will be available in two iconic styles: The “Roundneck” and the “Henley”.

Colonial Goods,「住好啲」和「利工民」現協力出產一系列棉衫產品。

這款高質素港產棉衫,其精粹在於復興古典韻味,同時突顯背後賴以生產的精湛工藝及傳統生產模式。

有關棉衫是由利工民織造廠採用自1950年代傳承沿用至今的筒織機製造。該廠是亞洲其中一間歷史悠久,並在世界僅存少數擁有該款罕貴織機的工場之一。

由於該型舊式織機獨具特性,加上工序精繁,編織而成的純正瑞士紗服飾,無論在質料精緻度及舒適度各方面,均非其他同類產品可比。因此,在1960年代,無論李小龍以至茶館普羅常客均視這些線衫為當時不爭的主要標誌性產品之一。

這件棉衫分別有圓領和開胸配紐兩個款式。

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Basically what I’ve been working on for the past year boils down to this. Damn it’s hard trying to pull everything together, but finally this is it. If you happen to be in the city, please do stop by and check it out as it’s only up for a day.

There will be a beautiful gallery of the factory as well as our campaign by Carmen Chan. A film was also made so you can really see the machines in action.

When I started this, I didn’t know what would come of it. Some people laughed at the idea early on, and if it wasn’t for the support from friends and family, this wouldn’t have happened.

Anyway, you can also just RSVP via the “ask” on Tumblr. Stop by for a drink and come check out the “Made in Hong Kong”.

Arnold of Colonial Goods
I call him Sai Lo & He calls me?

Arnold of Colonial Goods

I call him Sai Lo & He calls me?

Hong Kong #menswear with Carmen Chan

* as mentioned a few weeks back - thank you Carmen & Arnold for making an old Dude feel at ease with not being ANON..

Good morning - I call this pose “smelling the salted fish”..
This was a tough as it was one of HKG’s hottest days in my experience & to make matters worse I arrived at the wrong location!
Anyway, it was a great experience & thoroughly enjoyed the professionalism of both Carmen & Arnold.

Good morning - I call this pose “smelling the salted fish”..

This was a tough as it was one of HKG’s hottest days in my experience & to make matters worse I arrived at the wrong location!

Anyway, it was a great experience & thoroughly enjoyed the professionalism of both Carmen & Arnold.