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:

  • Premium RAW denim not bagged out stone-washed or some bizarre acid wash
  • Straighter leg
  • Higher rise as Grown Men tuck their shirts in
  • Pin roll cuffs

* 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

#DoubleDenimDoubleTrouble in DownTownChiTown
*ChinaTown not Chicago.. For some reason, people in the US don’t think there is anything outside of the A

#DoubleDenimDoubleTrouble in DownTownChiTown

*ChinaTown not Chicago.. For some reason, people in the US don’t think there is anything outside of the A

Vintage Helmut Lang backstage crew T from 1998 - not long before HL went into hiding after cashing in to the Prada buy-out .. 
* Comes out for an airing every few years ..

Vintage Helmut Lang backstage crew T from 1998 - not long before HL went into hiding after cashing in to the Prada buy-out ..

* Comes out for an airing every few years ..

Foot actions.. 
* @tellason x @acontinuouslean x @michaelwilliams denim wearing in nicely .. 👍

Foot actions..

* @tellason x @acontinuouslean x @michaelwilliams denim wearing in nicely .. 👍

101111 From Lycra to denim (post Sydney Rapha Gents race)

Whats 2nd best to coming back home to MsX? Back to a new sofa.. Anyone guess the linage?

Whats 2nd best to coming back home to MsX? Back to a new sofa.. Anyone guess the linage?

Good to be back on home turf ..
Thanks @midgeplease for dinner last night @cleo in LA..
 Double denim, Lee 101 shirt & @tellason x @acontinuouslean @michaelwilliams dungarees !

Good to be back on home turf ..

Thanks @midgeplease for dinner last night @cleo in LA..

Double denim, Lee 101 shirt & @tellason x @acontinuouslean @michaelwilliams dungarees !

STARING COMPETITION - training to beat my 8YO Nephew..

Details | Sweater - COMME des GARÇON | Jeans - “old man” dungarees ACL x Tellason | Sneakers - indigo stained Common Pros

Lawyers put me to sleep..

Lawyers put me to sleep..

Love a good twist & stretch.. 
Details | OldMan Jeans - ACL x Tellason | Socks - Paul Smith |Sneakers - indigo stained Common Projects
| (Taken with Instagram at The Orchard)

Love a good twist & stretch..

Details | OldMan Jeans - ACL x Tellason | Socks - Paul Smith |Sneakers - indigo stained Common Projects

| (Taken with Instagram at The Orchard)

No need for a “PocketSquare” when ROCKING the “InvisibleTie”..

Details | Jacket & Shirt - chiodo | OldMan Jeans - ACL x Tellason | Sneakers - indigo stained Common Projects

PLAYing with selvage & invisible tie

Details | Shirt - chiodo | Sweater - Loro Piana Baby Cashmere | “OldMan” Jeans - ACL x Tellason | Sneakers - CdG PLAY Chucks

It was not supped to rain today..
| bespoke vintage linen shirt | Muji belt | Visvim 22l Laminar back pack | ACLxTellason straight leg RAW dungarees | LeatherSoul Alden shell Cordovan “LongWongs”

It was not supped to rain today..

| bespoke vintage linen shirt | Muji belt | Visvim 22l Laminar back pack | ACLxTellason straight leg RAW dungarees | LeatherSoul Alden shell Cordovan “LongWongs”

More denim + shell..
This time straight leg ACL x Tellason RAW selvage + LeatherSoul Alden shell Cordovan “LongWongs”
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

More denim + shell..

This time straight leg ACL x Tellason RAW selvage + LeatherSoul Alden shell Cordovan “LongWongs”

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

4 days of 2011 Rugby World Cup & no Nephew or Niece means more toys!

Details | Specs - US$5 vintage from Shanghai! | Shirt - Mystery bespoke | Dungarees - ACL x Tellason | Sneaks - Common Projects for Leather Soul | Watch - Rolex Explorer #14720 | Gun - NERF Special Forces ;)