"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..
More from winter 2011
The Clash.. Italy calling..
Notes: Suit - P Johnson for GW, Shirt - Ascot Chan for GW, Tie & PS - Herringbone, Shoes - Crocket & Jones “Belgrave”, Grin - family shenanigans..
Monet or Picasso? It’s in the eye of the beholder …
* Note that this is all second nature to me. It has taken many sartorial blunders & over 20 years of snarks to now where I actually don’t over-think this when I dress in the morning, or even the night before. My barometer is in how I feel when I wake up, the weather, and the context for the day. This is the only regard in which I think about it.
With Friday approaching, this was a good resurrection from a follower. Circa 2011.
Another Friday, another day for Business Casual
Even though it is the second day of spring - the air is still cool, hence the sweater.
When I find myself wearing a lot of similar tones, highlighting with the opposite tone in smaller dosages is the best way to balance the look. Such as the red toned silk pocket square & brown suede shoes.
Details | Knit - Loro Piana | Jacket (part of suit) - P johnson in Loro Piana wool/cashmere “gun check” for GW | PS - Tom Fucking Ford | Shirt - Ascot Chang in vintage Drakes private reserve shirting for GW (helps to know peeps) | Pantaloons - P Johnson in Loro Piana cotton fine pin cord for GW | DubMunks - Edward Green “Westminster” in Mole suede, 888 last in Dainite for Leather Soul | WatchClock - Panerai Radiomir #210
MsX caught me bust’n a few moves on an eerily quite HK intersection ..
#happinessfoundinhk #firstworldtravelproblems #firstworlddatingproblems #iphone5 #pharrellwongstar
2 rain jackets? MsX is not a “GirlGuide” & forgot to bring her rain jacket. It’s that sort of a day..
Forgot I had these special (as opposed to first) edition Carmina for TheArmoury moccasins in cordovan colour 8.. Which go handsomely with these first (as opposed to special) edition IndigoFarm x TheArmoury dungarees 👍
We (yours truly in the middle) walking to the “TourDownUnder Legends dinner” to listen to Bernard Hinault, Jens Voigt, Philippe Gilbert, & Thomas Schleck ..
Nice to step out of Lycra to wool & to wear shoes..
Time put away Sophia..
The sun was up early & the hills were good this morning. 16 PRs good..
#hurtlocker #firstworldpelotonproblems #2wheeltherapy #iphone5
RAW denim or WARM Cordovan.. What smells better?
Today was one of those days that I said FUK THE RULES & chose to wear dungarees!
Dungarees? Grown Man jeans not Dad Jeans or Gen Y/X2.0 “drop crotch”, “skinny leg”, “drop ass” Hipsters - the difference:
* these are from ACL x Tellason & IMO great fitting jeans for me. I will do a post about these at a later date.
So this week we have discussed back fit & balance, so why not finish with the same.
This 280gm linen from Ariston is ideal when the season starts to warm up (as it is down here in the Antipodes). For example we are in the last days of winter & the weather is hovering between 19c - 22c at midday with cooler mornings & evenings.
Medium to heavy weight linen offers great drape as well as very mouldable to ones body. Being heavier, the creases are also not as hard.
Do yourself a favour & investigate in a medium to heavier weight linen.
Details | SC - P Johnson in Ariston linen for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason twill for GW | PS - Drakes for The Armoury | Socks - Pantherella | Moccasins - Carmina for The Armoury | Bag - Ettinger “Wimbledon” for The Armoury
From the archives (approx. Nov 2011) as resurrected by a new follower
4shaw crazy socks & a coffee is one of the rewards to #2wheeltherapy & it is a #firstworldpelotonproblems riding in the antipodes