"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..
Details | Shades - vintage Randolph Engineering | Shirt - Comme de Garcon Homme | Pantaloons - Paul Smith x Rapha | Trainers - Common Projects for Leather Soul
* Not sure if I’m ready to get back into suits & ties next week..
So much for summer in the Antipodes - so bring on the Anti-Fit
Details | Jacket - Chiodo “Made in Japan” | Shirt - Rapha | Pantaloons - Paul Smith x Rapha | Trainers - Common Projects | Bag - Rapha
* the details on this over died navy cotton jacket is subtle but well executed as only the Japanese can do
Every Man needs to be proficient at pumping..
Details | Shades - vintage Randolph Engineering | Shacket (Shirt-Jacket) + Shirt - Chiodo | Pantaloons - MUJI | Trainers - CommonProjects for Leather Soul | PUMP - Lezyne “Classic Floor Drive”
* its not just about suits & ties, its about BFA!
Suede + cotton
SOLARO SoRaro = Italian summer..
Details: Pants (part of suit) - P Johnson in Ariston cotton “Solaro” for GW | Socks - MUJI | Hoofs - John Lobb ” City II) in pewter suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)
Better detailed pics of my new P Johnson commission in Ariston cotton
"Solaro" "SoRaro" (still hard to capture the cloth)>
* Yesterdays pics were so so..
Solaro! SoRaro an interesting cloth, but not for everyone.
It has depth & a certain characteristic that can look “smarmy” if not careful.
Solaro SoRaro comes in either wool or cotton & is woven in 2 colours, usually a red tone on the underside.
With summer around the corner, Patrick & I chose an olive cotton with a salmon undertone
Solaro SoRaro from the Ariston book.
As this being my first
Solaro SoRaro, I will reserve judgement till after a few wearings.
I opted for my usual details, such as curved patch pockets, soft shoulder, 2 button single, twin vents & 1/2 lined for the jacket & plain front with tabs, button fly & 5cm cuffs for the pants. All with hand finished details.
Excuse the photography as,
Solaro SoRaro is very difficult to capture. I had to do quite a bit of post processing to try & make the tone even, & still did not capture the awesomeness. For example, the buttons do not have that green smear. Will try better in good natal light next week.
Wish me luck next week..
It’s not the accessories as much as the cut of the arm-hole that is art here - see how the sleeve head is still sitting close to the shoulder & the act of crease/folds at the back whilst his arm is up..
grey cotton is so under rated..
Just what todays summer lunch needs!