Just in case you can’t see me.. 
FWIW | #woolrichwoolenmills navy cotton fishing/trapper #fieldjacket | #beams camo #ocbd | #drakes for #pjohnson shot (black and navy) silk knit tie | #thearmoury Japanese denim dungarees | #carmina for #thearmoury shell cordovan unlined moccasins | #prada military slide belt (from 1st men’s collection circa early 90s) | 
(at The Coca-Cola Billboard)

Just in case you can’t see me..

FWIW | #woolrichwoolenmills navy cotton fishing/trapper #fieldjacket | #beams camo #ocbd | #drakes for #pjohnson shot (black and navy) silk knit tie | #thearmoury Japanese denim dungarees | #carmina for #thearmoury shell cordovan unlined moccasins | #prada military slide belt (from 1st men’s collection circa early 90s) |

(at The Coca-Cola Billboard)

Can you see my shirt? 
FWIW | #woolrichwoolenmills navy cotton fishing/trapper #fieldjacket | #beams camo #ocbd | #drakes for #pjohnson shot (black and navy) silk knit tie | #thearmoury Japanese denim dungarees | #carmina for #thearmoury shell cordovan unlined moccasins | #prada military slide belt (from 1st men’s collection circa early 90s) | 
(at The Coca-Cola Billboard)

Can you see my shirt?

FWIW | #woolrichwoolenmills navy cotton fishing/trapper #fieldjacket | #beams camo #ocbd | #drakes for #pjohnson shot (black and navy) silk knit tie | #thearmoury Japanese denim dungarees | #carmina for #thearmoury shell cordovan unlined moccasins | #prada military slide belt (from 1st men’s collection circa early 90s) |

(at The Coca-Cola Billboard)

Don’t trust a man that wears socks w moccasins - PERIOD. 
FWIW | #thearmoury dungarees | #ralphlaurenpurplelabel fishing/camera bag | #carmina for #thearmoury shell cordovan unlined moccasins | 
(at Messina Laboratorio & Gelato Patisserie)

Don’t trust a man that wears socks w moccasins - PERIOD.

FWIW | #thearmoury dungarees | #ralphlaurenpurplelabel fishing/camera bag | #carmina for #thearmoury shell cordovan unlined moccasins |

(at Messina Laboratorio & Gelato Patisserie)

Blast from the past.. Circa June 2011. 
@ethandesu & I watching the world go by from the confines of @thearmouryhk 
FWIW | linen sports coat, cotton shirt, & cotton pantaloons all from #pjohnsontailors | #carmina for #thearmoury cordovan penny loafers |

Blast from the past.. Circa June 2011.

@ethandesu & I watching the world go by from the confines of @thearmouryhk

FWIW | linen sports coat, cotton shirt, & cotton pantaloons all from #pjohnsontailors | #carmina for #thearmoury cordovan penny loafers |

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

Old favorites: special order penny loafers in whiskey cigar shell via Carmina for The Armoury.

Old favorites: special order penny loafers in whiskey cigar shell via Carmina for The Armoury.

* Another great find from my archives by another new follower (Hong Kong June 2011)
Pug (Me) & Mug (EthanDesu) ensconced in The Armoury & P Johnson finery..
GW Notes: SC & Shirt - P Johnson, PS - Facconable, Pantaloons - Mystery Bespoke, Loafers - Carmina #8 Cordovan for The Armoury
Ethan: Suit & Shirt - P Johnson, Tie - Drakes, PS - Hermes, Shoes - G&G for The Armoury

* Another great find from my archives by another new follower (Hong Kong June 2011)

Pug (Me) & Mug (EthanDesu) ensconced in The Armoury & P Johnson finery..

GW Notes: SC & Shirt - P Johnson, PS - Facconable, Pantaloons - Mystery Bespoke, Loafers - Carmina #8 Cordovan for The Armoury

Ethan: Suit & Shirt - P Johnson, Tie - Drakes, PS - Hermes, Shoes - G&G for The Armoury

* From the archives as discovered by a new follower (June 2011)

The parts: Shirt - Mystery Bespoke, Pantaloons - RAPHA x Paul Smith, Loafers - Carmina #8 Cordovan for The Armoury, Satchel - Bottega Veneta

Note: For those that have not been following long, I’m on one of my regular business trips & this time it is HKG in the middle of summer (which is not so kind if one is coming from winter in SYD/AUS).

Boys - you have my details
thearmoury:

Carmina Uetam Loafers and The Armoury Selvedge Denim

Boys - you have my details

thearmoury:

Carmina Uetam Loafers and The Armoury Selvedge Denim

Ethan needs a cone topped with gelato in hand to make this real.

Ethan needs a cone topped with gelato in hand to make this real.

Vestito nei colori di natale - Buon Natale!

Details | Shades - vintage Randolph Engineering (in need of straightening after 20 years) Shirt - Un known (FWIW it is a navy cotton with flower print red over dye) | Shorts - RLPL | Loafers - Carmina in shell cordovan

Carmina’s black patent and grey suede spectators in Simpsom last for women.
Want to know more?
Be still & wait..
(Taken with instagram)

Carmina’s black patent and grey suede spectators in Simpsom last for women.

Want to know more?

Be still & wait..

(Taken with instagram)


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.

Usual 3/4 profile

Carmina Cordovan shell moccasins - a special order for The Armoury

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

WuT DuH CuSS.. Heritage Friday?
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

WuT DuH CuSS.. Heritage Friday?

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

How do you wear a scarf?

You can’t, but you can wear a sweater.. Since last winter 2010 I have been receiving emails/messages why I wear a sweater around my shoulder like a scarf & why not just wear a scarf.

Simply put, a sweater covers more of the shoulders & hence keeps me warmer. Oh, I can also wear it when in the office.

* Yes I forgot to pull in the side tabs hence pantaloons are hanging lower than optimum in the top picture

Details | Suit - P Johnson for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chan for GW | Tie & knit - Loro Piana cashmere | DubMunks - Carmina for The Armoury