"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..
This >5 YO Bottega satchel has seen a lot with me over the years.. It just gets better every outing.
(Taken with Instagram)
Many messages about my daily ring.
It is from Bottega Veneta & the silver is woven into their house weave aka “intrecciato”. So it is hollow!
*apologies for the iPhone pic
(Taken with Instagram)
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
As captured by my Sistah
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
With my son dropped off to school, my daughter off to school camp (with minimal fuss this time…) I was able to catch up with my brother for coffee.
Green Apple - patch curtesy of my Niece (more patches to come).
Details | Patch T - vintage Helmut Lang 1996 (yes, when the man was actually designing & not 2 ghosts) | Pantaloons - MUJI (sized up x 2) | Sneakers - CdG PLAY chucks | Lanyard - old Bottega Veneta (2006) | Shades - Tom Ford “Cary” | Frames - thrifted vintage from Shanghai | Watch - Casio G-Shock | Wheels - Abarth 500c Essesse
* vintage HL for Liam #GAWS as I know he would appreciate
* On my way to a rarely granted TV interview - RARE..
Details | Shades - vintage Randolph Engineering | Shirt - bespoke BD in vintage cotton SeerSuckAh (don’t as I won’t tell) | Shorts - RLPL | Sneakers - CdG PLAY CHUCKS | Lanyard - OLD OLD Bottega Veneta | Watch - Lolex ExpII | Wheels - Abarth 500c Essesse with extra Tributo sauce to make it go louder & faster
This was me 2.5 years ago & I still have everything.
I want to point out the pocket square from my great friends Jerald & Diane from #VandaFineClothing. This was one of their prototypes made from vintage Japanese kimono cloth.
* Thank you for who ever trawled through my archives.
Details | Herringbone OTR suit | Ascot Chang for GW | Herringbone tie | Vanda Fine Clothing pocket square | Bottega Veneta tie clip |
Day 5 of 5 Day Same Denim Challenge
What | #leathersoul #alden “MilkShake” | #rapha denim | #VisVim 22l Laminar back pack ..
* It’s been a challenging week for a suited soul such as I, but I’m ready for the CHANGE
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)