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

Better be good..

Better be good..

History lesson (from July 2011): I still get messages/emails about the pros/cons with MTO v bespoke.

mostexerent:

Friday Business Casual in Blaze Orange

5th day of rain - EXERENT!

Details | Umbrella - Fox for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Jacket (part of suit) - @PJohnson in Loro Piana for GW | Shirt - @AscotChang in Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Hermes knit tie | DubMunks - Edward Green “Westminster” Mole Suede for @LeatherSoul for GW | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury

* take note of the shape & undisturbed line of the jacket even whilst holding up an umbrella.

There is nothing wrong with MTO if the tailor/fitter knows what he is doing which is unfortunately a rarity today. I have seen more “car wrecks” from E. Zegna “Su Misura” than a roller derby & they average more than 3 times the cost of a P Johnson MTO commission.

#CarboCide @buffalodiningclub .. 
Thanks @peter_kay for the table as usual 👍

#CarboCide @buffalodiningclub ..

Thanks @peter_kay for the table as usual 👍

Don’t trust a man that doesn’t own a umbrella large enough for 2. & I don’t mean a disposable or golf umbrella. You want WOOD ;)
Details | Suit - @PJohnson Loro Piana wool/mohair for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Shirt - @AcsotChang Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - @VandaFineClothing unlined 1st edition tie | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “belgrave” | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury | Umbrella - Fox for GW
*as discovered by a new follower. This from mid 2011.

Don’t trust a man that doesn’t own a umbrella large enough for 2. & I don’t mean a disposable or golf umbrella. You want WOOD ;)

Details | Suit - @PJohnson Loro Piana wool/mohair for GW | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish Linen | Shirt - @AcsotChang Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - @VandaFineClothing unlined 1st edition tie | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “belgrave” | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury | Umbrella - Fox for GW

*as discovered by a new follower. This from mid 2011.

* How to wear “Prep” or “Trad” without looking like an extra from “Great Gatsby” or a Ralph Lauren campaign .. Thanks to the new follower for re-bRogging this from my archives. (Dec 2010. Sydney, Australia)
Bed time..
Details: SC - “cool effect” blazer by E. Zegna Couture, Shirt - bespoke, Tie - Gallo, Tie pin - Bottega Veneta, Belt - E. Zegna, PS - Kiton, Pantaloons - RL, Cigar - Partagas SD4!

* How to wear “Prep” or “Trad” without looking like an extra from “Great Gatsby” or a Ralph Lauren campaign .. Thanks to the new follower for re-bRogging this from my archives. (Dec 2010. Sydney, Australia)

Bed time..

Details: SC - “cool effect” blazer by E. Zegna Couture, Shirt - bespoke, Tie - Gallo, Tie pin - Bottega Veneta, Belt - E. Zegna, PS - Kiton, Pantaloons - RL, Cigar - Partagas SD4!

Walk or ride

Walk or ride

Concrete shroom

Concrete shroom

Waiting.. Again..

Waiting.. Again..

Waiting for a BREAK..

Waiting for a BREAK..

Double green..

Double green..

Post ride recovery lunch w MsX .. NOMO NOMO NOMO 
(Taken with Instagram)

Post ride recovery lunch w MsX .. NOMO NOMO NOMO

(Taken with Instagram)

Last man standing in need of a good stretch & siesta

This mornings recovery ride turned into “fast & furious” or as I’d like to say “Hurt Locker”. We topped at 64.7km/h through the tunnel which is flat, that’s nearly 20km/h faster than what is set for that section.

Post ride B/fast @FratelliParadiso 
(Taken with Instagram)

Post ride B/fast @FratelliParadiso

(Taken with Instagram)

CHOP CHOP - Vietnamese spicy chicken roll street style.. 
(Taken with Instagram)

CHOP CHOP - Vietnamese spicy chicken roll street style..

(Taken with Instagram)