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Solaro SoRaro reflects heat - Truth or Fiction?

Summer has finally arrived in Sydney, Australia & what better way to start than wearing a cotton “Solaro” suit.

It has been said that the weave was developed in such a way to reflect the suns bight - so far I have to agree.

Solaro cloth is recognisable by the fine herringbone weave, usually 2 colours (in this case khaki & plum). Solaro can be of cotton or wool. The wool variety is almost like gaberdine.

The hand (or feel) is quite special in that there is a certain heft yet soft to skin. The creases tend to also be soft not fine like normal cotton.

I’m looking forward to more cotton Solaro - maybe even a DB..

* note the shadows as the clouds move & then note that the tone of the suit changes ever so slightly, so hard to capture this..

Details: Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” in summer blonde | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston cotton “Solaro” ”SoRaro” for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Knit-tie - Drakes | Pocket Square - Linen Hermes | Socks - MUJI | Hoofs - John Lobb ” City II) in pewter suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW

Off to celebrate my good friend’s new role - BIG WIG for Burberry Aus..

Details | P Johnson "Solaro" “Soraro” jacket (part of suit) for GW | Ascot Chang shirt in Drake’s of London private reserve shirting for GW | Muji cotton webbing belt | S. Ambrossio pantaloons for GW | Common Projects | 

Buff & happy ending
(Taken with Instagram at The Strand Arcade)

Buff & happy ending

(Taken with Instagram at The Strand Arcade)

Tri-color
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Tri-color

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Great minds ”men of style” friends think alike?
Met up with Patrick of P Johnson Tailors to chew the fat about “Angry Birds” over b/fast at Bunker today..
THE WORLDS COLLIDED AS EVERYONE (EVERYONE) WOULD TAKE A DOUBLE TAKE..
Yes we were both wearing cotton SORARO suits..
* remind me never to stand next to PJ again..

Great minds ”men of style” friends think alike?

Met up with Patrick of P Johnson Tailors to chew the fat about “Angry Birds” over b/fast at Bunker today..

THE WORLDS COLLIDED AS EVERYONE (EVERYONE) WOULD TAKE A DOUBLE TAKE..

Yes we were both wearing cotton SORARO suits..

* remind me never to stand next to PJ again..

Summer in the city (finally)

Details | Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” | Suit - #PJohnson in Ariston cotton "Solaro" SORARO for GW | Pocket Square (not visible) - Drake’s Irish linen in WHITE | Shirt - #PJohnson in Thomas Mason cotton “pique” | Tie - #VandaFineClothing | Hoofs - Saint Crispin “Austerity Brogue” in burgundy for #LeatherSoul for GW

* yes this is the same suit as earlier, the Solaro changes dramatically depending on the light source

Sporting my new tie from #VandaFineClothing
*too much BRAUN?
For posterity details | Suit - #PJohnson in Ariston cotton "Solaro" SORARO for GW | Pocket Square (not visible) - Drake’s Irish linen in WHITE | Shirt - #PJohnson in Thomas Mason cotton “pique” | Tie - #VandaFineClothing | Hoofs - Saint Crispin “Austerity Brogue” in burgundy for #LeatherSoul for GW
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Daily Guido - Cafe Creme Caramel

Sporting my new tie from #VandaFineClothing

*too much BRAUN?

For posterity details | Suit - #PJohnson in Ariston cotton "Solaro" SORARO for GW | Pocket Square (not visible) - Drake’s Irish linen in WHITE | Shirt - #PJohnson in Thomas Mason cotton “pique” | Tie - #VandaFineClothing | Hoofs - Saint Crispin “Austerity Brogue” in burgundy for #LeatherSoul for GW

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Daily Guido - Cafe Creme Caramel

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

You have to be ready to represent all the time..
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

You have to be ready to represent all the time..

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Call me a softy, but the Ex1 just suits a suit better than the Ex2..
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Call me a softy, but the Ex1 just suits a suit better than the Ex2..

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Living on the edge
It’s going rain & I want to wear nice shoes..
Details | Suit - @PJohnson Ariston cotton Solaro for GW | Shirt - @PJohnson Thomas Mason twill for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Hoofs - Saint Crispen for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury for GW
* My Sistah in passing mentioned that she prefer’s me in a tie..

Living on the edge

It’s going rain & I want to wear nice shoes..

Details | Suit - @PJohnson Ariston cotton Solaro for GW | Shirt - @PJohnson Thomas Mason twill for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Hoofs - Saint Crispen for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury for GW

* My Sistah in passing mentioned that she prefer’s me in a tie..

Praying for light rain..
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Tuesday Guido, with his brolly and handbag umm bag
Sydney, more rain again today. Shouldn’t complain.

Praying for light rain..

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Tuesday Guido, with his brolly and handbag umm bag

Sydney, more rain again today. Shouldn’t complain.