"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..
* How to wear “Prep” or “Trad” without looking like an extra from “Great Gatsby” or a Ralph Lauren campaign .. Thanks to the new follower for re-bRogging this from my archives. (Dec 2010. Sydney, Australia)
Details: SC - “cool effect” blazer by E. Zegna Couture, Shirt - bespoke, Tie - Gallo, Tie pin - Bottega Veneta, Belt - E. Zegna, PS - Kiton, Pantaloons - RL, Cigar - Partagas SD4!
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 |
Another very productive day - I’ve nearly finished season 2 of WestWing..
| Tom Ford “Cary” shades | bespoke vintage cotton “SeerSuckahhhh” shirt | GA linen shorts | Supergas |
FYI my casual shirts tend to be about 2” shorter in the body
2 more weeks before I start at the orchard..
Today was very productive:
What will tomorrow bring? More of the same..
| Tom Ford “Cary” shades | bespoke linen gingham spread collar shirt | RLPL cotton shorts | LeatherSoul Alden “MilkShake” saddle shoes |
“Gardening Leave” involves early morning rides, mid-morning break fasts & reading, lazy day then maybe a drink with friends - But thought to make an effort today as I’m getting messages/emails about me not in suits or jackets. Don’t hold your breath as I have all of Feb off as well..
Details | P Johnson cotton
Solaro “Soraro” Jacket (part of suits) for GW | Muji map of Kyoto hankie used as pocket square | bespoke OCBD | Muji belt | Rapha jeans | Gucci “classic” horse bit loafer |
Saturday Stripes & Khakis - I don’t own any track pants or branded sportswear..
* Muji stripes & Khakis + Common Projects + Lolex
Last day of 5 day Same Denim Challenge - DONE!
A debate sparked between my Niece (10) & Nephew (8) regarding backpacks:
WHAT | vintage Randolph Engineering aviators | Chiodo shirt | Rapha jeans | VisVim 22l Laminar back pack | Leather Soul Alden “MilkShake” saddle shoes
What | #AscotChang shirt for GW | E. Zegna web belt | #Rapha Jeans | #Alden #8 shell Cordovan “LongWongs” for #LeatherSoul | Visvim 22l Laminar backpack
*in preparation for a “sea change”, I have challenged myself to wear the same jeans all week & NO TIE!
As you can see - I’m still pensive about getting back into suits & ties.. & I need a hair cut..
Details | Shades - Oliver People’s | Shirt - Bespoke | Pantaloons - Incotex | Bag - RLPL | Saddles - Alden for Leather Soul
Slow start & slow living is very Sydney in Jan. One more Cawfee please..
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)