"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..
Oops.. I forgot about these from a few weeks back when I had coffee with MrBrownMan (thediscoursecircus) at Migo’s in Melbourne..
Who will I meet over the next few days down in Mexico..
Details | Hoofs - Alden for Leather Soul “MilkShake” saddles | Jeans - Rapha | Shirt - chiodo | Bag - MTO Crumpler for GW
BLAH BLAH BLAH..
Details | Shacket (shirt-jacket) & Shirt - Chiodo | Pantaloons - Rapha+PaulSmith | Sneakers - Comme des Garçons PLAY CHUCKS
Checks & balances
Details | Shacket (shirt-jacket) & Shirt - Chiodo | Pantaloons - Rapha+PaulSmith | Sneakers - “Dirty” Jack Purcell
Road cycling lessons to street wear.
Wind-proof, shower-proof, breathable, stretch, light-weight, packable, reflective panels, zipped pockets, articulated sleeves & shoulder line for cycling is also very much wearable off the bike.
One would think that Helmut Lang (the original) is moonlighting at Rapha as the fit, details & colour blocks is very much his DNA. Or is he also a cyclist.
There are many correlations between road cycling & tailoring that many would not see. - FIT, FUNCTION & FORM.
Maybe that’s why Helmut Lang retired so early as he hated the fashun industry politics..
Details | City Rain jacket, Wind shirt, base layer, jeans - Rapha | Sneakers - CdG PLAY CHUCKS
STRONG RIKE BULL IN CHINA SHOP
These puppies are made for dancing.. Now I just have make sure my broken elbow is STRONG RIKE BULL IN CHINA SHOP
Details | Cap, LS Polo, Dancing shoes, & Jeans - Rapha | Sneakers - Common Projects
Details | Sweater - Loro Piana “baby cashmere” | Shirt - chiodo | Pantaloons - PaulSmith+Rapha | Sneakers - CdG PLAY CHUCKS
That’s it - 4 days of white shirts, Grown Man shoes & jackets..
* Tomorrow is Friday & I feel like wearing chucks!
Details | Jacket (part of suit) - Patrick Johnson in Loro Piana wool/cashmere for GW | Sweater - Loro Piana “Baby Cashmere” | Shirt - Ascot Chang | Jeans - Rapha | Hoofs - Saint Crispin’s for Leather Soul for GW
Day trip to Mexico (Melbourne, Australia) for some coffee & Bombolone!
*IMO the M65 jacket in navy, khaki or what ever military inspired colour is an essential garment for life’s journey. I have a few in different weights now & will continue buying them.
Wear them over a shirt, t-shirt or even a sports coat as a protective layer.
The pockets are ideal for travel or a night on the tiles!
Don’t look back wondering - just get one..
Details | Jacket #1 - MUJI M65 | Jacket #2 (part of suit) - Patrick Johnson Loro Piana wool/cashmere for GW | Scarf - Yohji Yamamoto | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Jeans - Rapha | HoofBoots - Edward Green Top Drawer “Shannon” for Leather Soul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury
Layers of patterns..
Details | Jacket (part of suit) - Patrick Johnson in Loro Piana wool/cashmere for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Sweater - Comme des Garçon | Socks (yes) - Paul Smith | Hoofs - John Lobb “City II” in suede for Leather Soul for GW
Pesky shirt sleeve - compression bandage catching, definitely #FirstWorldProblem
Details | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson in Loro Piana wool/cashmere for GW | Sweater - Loro Piana baby cashmere | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Jeans - Rapha | Socks (yes) - Paul Smith | Hoofs - Edward Green Top Drawer “Oundle” in whiskey CRUP for Leather Soul for GW
*if I was to be critical, I failed with the pocket square..
What time is it? Why are we 2nd month into Autumn & the weather today is going to be 29c..
Why am I wearing a coat - ask her..
So many #FirstWorldProblems today.
Details | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson French navy cotton “Solaro” for GW | Pocket Square - Drakes for The Armoury |Shirt - Ascot Chang in vintage private reserve Drake’s of London cloth for GW | Jeans - Rapha | Belt | bespoke crocodile loop & ring belt | Hoofs - classic almond toe Gucci loafers | Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury
The Australiano x Cinese x Italiano x Americano x Giapponese..
Details | Knit - MUJI cotton v-neck stripy | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Jeans - Rapha | LongWongs - Alden for Leather Soul in black shell Cordovan | Bag | Ettinger for The Armoury | Lanyard - Bottega Veneta
Cuss! Who calls at this time of the morning? The sacred time of narcissism..
For those that are new to my tumblr, I used to live in a Grown Man World of bespoke/MTO suits/shirts/ties/shoes up until a recent change in organisation where suits/ties are a “no go policy”.
But, as the weather is cooling (down here in the antipodes) & am in a situation where I can start experimenting with what I used to deem as “Grown Man Business Casual” for casual (Fri)days in the corporate world.
How long will this last? Who knows as I don’t..
Details | un-lined Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson in Loro Piana woolly cashmere for GW | Sweater - Loro Piana Baby Cashmere | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Alumo for GW | Ring - old Bottega Veneta | DubMunks - MTO Edward Green Pewter suede “Westminster” on Dainite sole for GW | Socks - RLPL | Jeans - Rapha | Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury
I’m not wearing a tie for you or you, but maybe you..
Details | Shacket & Shirt - Chiodo | Sweater - Comme des Garçon | LongWongs - Alden for Leather Soul #8 shell cordovan