"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..
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
Summer is now winter down here in the Antipodes..
Excellent, let’s break in the EG MTO “Shannon” all the way from @LeatherSoul
Opposite ends of family style..
People always comment on the personal style of my Niece & Nephew, then my Sistah & I - then they see my Mom & it all clicks..
Is it DNA or environment or culture?
I’d say a mixture of all the above - if you were to try & isolate each part the end result would be unfinished. Also there is timing.
For example at family/friend gatherings such as weddings or celebrations where (in theory) family & friends all share the same mix of DNA or environment or culture, it is then very apparent that my immediate family stands out. My 1st cousins look like twice removed 2nd cousins, people we grew up with in the same Chinese community for generations look like feuding families & my Niece & Nephew are neat..
What am I saying? Style is personal & developed over time. Don’t try & copy look-books etc.
I say this as I get messages all the time about how, why & where - “to get it cheaper”..
The really question should be “when” & the answer is over time.
Currently there is the trend to dress “grown up” or acquire “classic” pieces - this only applies after you have had years of playing around, so go out & explore but please avoid permanent damage such as body art etc. If you must, think back to a few years & see if you still have or cherish that item/experience.
Just my opinion.
Details | Shades - 20 YO Randolph Engineering aviators (before American Optics bought them out to cash in on history)| Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson in Ariston cotton SoRaro for GW | Pocket Square - Tom FUKING Ford | Leather Bracelet - 20 YO Hermes “Hook & Ring” double wrap leather (way before most the current sprezz trend) | Shirt - 10 YO RLPL (just gets softer & one to hide from MeerCat & Sistah) | Belt - RLPL SS slide buckle + black alligator strap | Pantaloons - 10 YO Banana Republic cotton chinos (when they looked like a travel company & not jumping on the current trend) | DubMunks - John Lobb 2010 St Crepins on 7000 last for Leather Soul for GW
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
Crunch crunch crunch..
Some say suede is a winter skin, I say suede is good all year around just as I wear suede in the rain..
Don’t spray any protection as they don’t work - well they do, but not for long as the coating cracks off as you walk meaning you need to reapply.
I have no issues with wearing my suede shoes in the rain - just remember to:
* for some reason I have received numerous emails about wearing suede in countries like Singapore.. Just treat as above & always check for mould as the humidity CUSS’s the leather.
Details | Pantaloons - RLPL | DubMunks - Edward Green “Westminster” in suede on 888 last & Dainite sole for Leather Soul for GW