"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..
ExeRent Grown (ASHIN) Man Style
* take not of DAD JEANS
Field jacket over db over creased asian-daddy denim
& this is why navy > black..
Another blue day.. Wrong suit.. The weather dropped 5c!
Notes: Bag of Fruit - navy MTM P Johnson in Loro Piana “The Wave”, Snot-rag - Kiton, Shirt - P Johnson Hand-made, Tie - Loro Piana chocolate herringbone cashmere, Hoofs - Anthony Cleverly “Bodie” for Leather Soul
Pugsley the Knit
Details: Suit - MTM P Johnson (V2), PS - Hermes, Shirt - Bespoke Ascot Chang, Tie - vintage Chanel
This ol knit should do
Details: Suit - MTM P Johnson, Shirt - Bespoke Ascot Chang, Knit-tie - E. Zegna Couture, PS - Kiton
My next car may not be an Italian exotica, but it will be navy
What are the chances (fixed)
I had some time between meetings today so I dropped in to see Ethan @ Herringbone..
We both had very similar components but executed in our own “personal style”. Pug & Mug..
Ethan then pointed out that we both had the same suit from last year, & both had regimental ties - again by Herringbone.
Let’s take a step back & analyse the concept of “personal style”.
This may strike to the bone for some, but I hope you will appreciate & understand the analysis.
There is nothing wrong with having role models or being inspired, but there is a line that should never be crossed & that is to imitate.
Sure they say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but I beg to differ.. Who is being flattered if the execution is not natural?
One has to learn to develop a style that matches their persona.
Back to the navy suit both Ethan & I had on today - the two main differences are the size of the suit & our physical dimensions.
What’s important here is that we look different & we ensured that we only wear what FITS & then tailored accordingly.
Example: 99% of the time I walk into a store, they sales associate will size me up at least 1 size too big.. Even with shoes!
Most may have noticed that I wear the same brands if I choose OTR - that is because I now know which brands fit me & what to look for. The lesson here is that not everything fits, so take your time & when you do find “X” stick with it or BUY UP, as there will be change.
Take another look again & see how Ethan & I have taken ownership..
Look at our tie direction (even though we both had the same knot)..
Look at our PS..
Look at our shirt collar shapes..
Women dread walking into a room to be confronted by the same dress, shoes or hand-bag.. Yet most of men will easily wear a navy suit or a dinner suit & not think twice.. Why is that?
What do you think?