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Solaro SoRaro reflects heat - Truth or Fiction?

Summer has finally arrived in Sydney, Australia & what better way to start than wearing a cotton “Solaro” suit.

It has been said that the weave was developed in such a way to reflect the suns bight - so far I have to agree.

Solaro cloth is recognisable by the fine herringbone weave, usually 2 colours (in this case khaki & plum). Solaro can be of cotton or wool. The wool variety is almost like gaberdine.

The hand (or feel) is quite special in that there is a certain heft yet soft to skin. The creases tend to also be soft not fine like normal cotton.

I’m looking forward to more cotton Solaro - maybe even a DB..

* note the shadows as the clouds move & then note that the tone of the suit changes ever so slightly, so hard to capture this..

Details: Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” in summer blonde | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston cotton “Solaro” ”SoRaro” for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Knit-tie - Drakes | Pocket Square - Linen Hermes | Socks - MUJI | Hoofs - John Lobb ” City II) in pewter suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW

Great minds ”men of style” friends think alike?
Met up with Patrick of P Johnson Tailors to chew the fat about “Angry Birds” over b/fast at Bunker today..
THE WORLDS COLLIDED AS EVERYONE (EVERYONE) WOULD TAKE A DOUBLE TAKE..
Yes we were both wearing cotton SORARO suits..
* remind me never to stand next to PJ again..

Great minds ”men of style” friends think alike?

Met up with Patrick of P Johnson Tailors to chew the fat about “Angry Birds” over b/fast at Bunker today..

THE WORLDS COLLIDED AS EVERYONE (EVERYONE) WOULD TAKE A DOUBLE TAKE..

Yes we were both wearing cotton SORARO suits..

* remind me never to stand next to PJ again..

If this doesn’t convince you that cotton suits are the way to go..

If this doesn’t convince you that cotton suits are the way to go..

Summer in the city (finally)

Details | Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” | Suit - #PJohnson in Ariston cotton "Solaro" SORARO for GW | Pocket Square (not visible) - Drake’s Irish linen in WHITE | Shirt - #PJohnson in Thomas Mason cotton “pique” | Tie - #VandaFineClothing | Hoofs - Saint Crispin “Austerity Brogue” in burgundy for #LeatherSoul for GW

* yes this is the same suit as earlier, the Solaro changes dramatically depending on the light source

Representing The East & West..

Details | Suit - @PJohnson Ariston cotton SoRaro for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - @AscotChang Thomas Mason “End-on-End” for GW | Tie - Herringbone | Munk - Edward Green Top Drawer “Oundle” in CRUP shell on 888 last for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger

Call me a softy, but the Ex1 just suits a suit better than the Ex2..
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Call me a softy, but the Ex1 just suits a suit better than the Ex2..

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Living on the edge
It’s going rain & I want to wear nice shoes..
Details | Suit - @PJohnson Ariston cotton Solaro for GW | Shirt - @PJohnson Thomas Mason twill for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Hoofs - Saint Crispen for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury for GW
* My Sistah in passing mentioned that she prefer’s me in a tie..

Living on the edge

It’s going rain & I want to wear nice shoes..

Details | Suit - @PJohnson Ariston cotton Solaro for GW | Shirt - @PJohnson Thomas Mason twill for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Hoofs - Saint Crispen for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury for GW

* My Sistah in passing mentioned that she prefer’s me in a tie..

FRIDAY - more casual than business..

When are patterned shirts acceptable?

  • When you are working at the local pizzeria?
  • When you have no formal work meetings?
  • When you don’t go CRAZY pattern overload also best to opt for white linen pocket square.
  • When you don’t have to ask ;)

Details | Shades - “Cary” (as in Grant) by Tom FUKING Ford  | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston cotton Solaro for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - Bespoke linen for GW | Munks - Edward Green “Oundle” in cognac CRUP shell on 888 last for GW

Yes - this is the 2nd time the cotton SoRaro has seen the sun this week. I’m going to get maximum usage out of it this summer..
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Happy Friday Guido

Yes - this is the 2nd time the cotton SoRaro has seen the sun this week. I’m going to get maximum usage out of it this summer..

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Happy Friday Guido

As only my sistah can capture..
* Same suit different light, see earlier post for today.
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My Monday Guido

As only my sistah can capture..

* Same suit different light, see earlier post for today.

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My Monday Guido

Excuse the ”Angry Bird” expression but notice the fit!
This was taken by a friend whilst I was yakking about “Angry Birds” & “Star Wars”.
Notice the lack of collar gap & this is a cotton suit (meaning less drape) & the ease of movement in the chest & arms..
See the consistent shirt sleeve showing on both arms.
Now look at the shirt collar - remember what I posted last week?
See how there is no COLLAR POINT GAP & most importantly there is room around my collar to not make me look like a “Angry Bird”.
Also notice how there is enough excess cloth around the body to be comfortable & not to scare others with rolls of “dumpling”..
Finally even though the shades are in my outer breast pocket with pocket square, nothing is looking like a body builder in lycra..
Good fit is not TIGHT FIT..
Details: Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” in summer blonde | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston cotton “SoRaro” for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Knit-tie - Drakes | Pocket Square - Linen Hermes | Socks - MUJI | Hoofs - John Lobb ” City II) in pewter suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW

Excuse the ”Angry Bird” expression but notice the fit!

This was taken by a friend whilst I was yakking about “Angry Birds” & “Star Wars”.

Notice the lack of collar gap & this is a cotton suit (meaning less drape) & the ease of movement in the chest & arms..

See the consistent shirt sleeve showing on both arms.

Now look at the shirt collar - remember what I posted last week?

See how there is no COLLAR POINT GAP & most importantly there is room around my collar to not make me look like a “Angry Bird”.

Also notice how there is enough excess cloth around the body to be comfortable & not to scare others with rolls of “dumpling”..

Finally even though the shades are in my outer breast pocket with pocket square, nothing is looking like a body builder in lycra..

Good fit is not TIGHT FIT..

Details: Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” in summer blonde | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston cotton “SoRaro” for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Knit-tie - Drakes | Pocket Square - Linen Hermes | Socks - MUJI | Hoofs - John Lobb ” City II) in pewter suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW

Solaro SoRaro reflects heat - Truth or Fiction?

Summer has finally arrived in Sydney, Australia & what better way to start than wearing a cotton “Solaro” suit.

It has been said that the weave was developed in such a way to reflect the suns bight - so far I have to agree.

Solaro cloth is recognisable by the fine herringbone weave, usually 2 colours (in this case khaki & plum). Solaro can be of cotton or wool. The wool variety is almost like gaberdine.

The hand (or feel) is quite special in that there is a certain heft yet soft to skin. The creases tend to also be soft not fine like normal cotton.

I’m looking forward to more cotton Solaro - maybe even a DB..

* note the shadows as the clouds move & then note that the tone of the suit changes ever so slightly, so hard to capture this..

Details: Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” in summer blonde | Suit - P Johnson in Ariston cotton “Solaro” ”SoRaro” for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Knit-tie - Drakes | Pocket Square - Linen Hermes | Socks - MUJI | Hoofs - John Lobb ” City II) in pewter suede on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW