"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..
* As we are heading into our summer (down here in the Antipodes), get your loose linens out & skip the IronicHipster tight pants. A nice find from the archives by another new follower. (Hong Kong June 2011)
When it is 30c & 99.9% humidity @ midnight & when you wake up, there is no option but “LOOSE” the TIE & wear as much LINEN as possible..
Notes: SC & Shirt - P Johnson for GW, PS - Faconnable, Shoes - Edward Green “Dover” for Leather Soul, Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury
Another very productive day - I’ve nearly finished season 2 of WestWing..
| Tom Ford “Cary” shades | bespoke vintage cotton “SeerSuckahhhh” shirt | GA linen shorts | Supergas |
FYI my casual shirts tend to be about 2” shorter in the body
Must be Friday Business Casual.
Details | Sports Coat - P Johnson Ariston linen for GW | Pocket Square - Tom FUKING Ford | Shirt - P Johnson Thomas Mason twill for GW | Pantaloons - P Johnson Loro Piana cotton pin-cord for GW | Hoofs - Edward Green “Dover” for Leather Soul for GW
FRIDAY - more casual than business..
When are patterned shirts acceptable?
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
Sans tie.. Dirt bag or Douche bag?
I actually don’t mind wearing a suit or jacket with out a tie - as long as the shirt collar is not wishy washy but WABI SABI..
One or two button un-done? Dirt bag or Douche bag? If you have to ask, one button..
* This should answer the messages about suits/jackets with out a tie - & if I would do it.
Details | Shades - Ray Ban “Round Metals” | Suit - P johnson in Loro Piana “Zelander | Shirt - bespoke in mystery linen for GW | Pocket Square - Drakes linen | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “Belgrave” (yes it is going to bucket down with rain later today)
I’m not looking forward to the stinker today - 0730 & already 25c..
* there really is no easy way to stay cool other than loose natural fibres & slow walking
Details | Shades - vintage Moscot “Summer Blonde Lemtosh”Sports Coat - P Johnson inAriston herringbone weave linen for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Thomas Mason for GW | Pocket Square - Drakes | Pantaloons - RLPL linen | Hoofs - Edward Green “Dover” for Leather Soul
It’s going to be a stinker today - summer is here & this means more linen & less ties!
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)
Where does my Sistah hide these pics of me ;) Only to post a few months later when I’m travelling..
I am loving the return of elegant timepieces - Maybe I’m getting over the look of sports watches on men…
Business Casual Friday
My company recently issued a new policy regarding what is considered expected business attire.
My favourite line.. NO CROCS
Details | Sports Coat - P Johnson Ariston denim coloured herringbone weave linen for GW | Shirt - Mystery Bespoke in Thomas Mason for GW | PS - Tom Fuking Ford | Pantaloons - P Johnson Loro Piana cotton fine cord for GW | Hoofs - Edward Green “Dover” on 606 Last for Leather Soul for GW
Linen + Linen + Linen.. It’s getting warm & perfect for "business casual"
* my nephew has special disappearing powers..
Details | Jacket - P Johnson in Ariston denim linen for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Drake’s “vintage reserve linen shirting” for GW | Linen pantaloons - RLPL | Knit tie - Hermes | PS - Herringbone | DubMunks - Edward Green “Westminster” in suede on 888 last & Dainite sole for Leather Soul for GW