Splash of camo & buttoned up salmon chambray .. Crumpler made this camo for me back in 2009

Splash of camo & buttoned up salmon chambray .. Crumpler made this camo for me back in 2009

I do a lot of waiting around, even without rushing.. *this belt is nearly 10 years! #iphone5

I do a lot of waiting around, even without rushing.. *this belt is nearly 10 years! #iphone5

That sort of morning .. What to eat for breakfast .. 
#firstworlddatingproblemswelove

That sort of morning .. What to eat for breakfast ..

#firstworlddatingproblemswelove

Old favorites: special order penny loafers in whiskey cigar shell via Carmina for The Armoury.

Old favorites: special order penny loafers in whiskey cigar shell via Carmina for The Armoury.

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.

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.

* Another great find from my archives by another new follower (Hong Kong June 2011)
Pug (Me) & Mug (EthanDesu) ensconced in The Armoury & P Johnson finery..
GW Notes: SC & Shirt - P Johnson, PS - Facconable, Pantaloons - Mystery Bespoke, Loafers - Carmina #8 Cordovan for The Armoury
Ethan: Suit & Shirt - P Johnson, Tie - Drakes, PS - Hermes, Shoes - G&G for The Armoury

* Another great find from my archives by another new follower (Hong Kong June 2011)

Pug (Me) & Mug (EthanDesu) ensconced in The Armoury & P Johnson finery..

GW Notes: SC & Shirt - P Johnson, PS - Facconable, Pantaloons - Mystery Bespoke, Loafers - Carmina #8 Cordovan for The Armoury

Ethan: Suit & Shirt - P Johnson, Tie - Drakes, PS - Hermes, Shoes - G&G for The Armoury

* From the archives as discovered by a new follower (June 2011)

The parts: Shirt - Mystery Bespoke, Pantaloons - RAPHA x Paul Smith, Loafers - Carmina #8 Cordovan for The Armoury, Satchel - Bottega Veneta

Note: For those that have not been following long, I’m on one of my regular business trips & this time it is HKG in the middle of summer (which is not so kind if one is coming from winter in SYD/AUS).

What time is it? Why are we 2nd month into Autumn & the weather today is going to be 29c..

Why am I wearing a coat - ask her..

So many #FirstWorldProblems today.

Details | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson French navy cotton “Solaro” for GW | Pocket Square - Drakes for The Armoury |Shirt - Ascot Chang in vintage private reserve Drake’s of London cloth for GW | Jeans - Rapha | Belt | bespoke crocodile loop & ring belt | Hoofs - classic almond toe Gucci loafers | Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury

The Australiano x Cinese x Italiano x Americano x Giapponese..

Details | Knit - MUJI cotton v-neck stripy | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Jeans - Rapha | LongWongs - Alden for Leather Soul in black shell Cordovan | Bag | Ettinger for The Armoury | Lanyard - Bottega Veneta

Cuss! Who calls at this time of the morning? The sacred time of narcissism.. 


For those that are new to my tumblr, I used to live in a Grown Man World of bespoke/MTO suits/shirts/ties/shoes up until a recent change in organisation where suits/ties are a “no go policy”.

But, as the weather is cooling (down here in the antipodes) & am in a situation where I can start experimenting with what I used to deem as “Grown Man Business Casual” for casual (Fri)days in the corporate world.

How long will this last? Who knows as I don’t..

Details | un-lined Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson in Loro Piana woolly cashmere for GW | Sweater - Loro Piana Baby Cashmere | Shirt - Ascot Chang in Alumo for GW | Ring - old Bottega Veneta | DubMunks - MTO Edward Green Pewter suede “Westminster” on Dainite sole for GW | Socks - RLPL | Jeans - Rapha | Bag - Ettinger for The Armoury

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

Trust me, it’s safe out there..

Details | Shades - Tom Fucking Ford | Suit - @PJohnson Loro Piana “Zelander” | Pocket Square - Drake’s Irish linen | Shirt - @AscotChang Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Herringbone | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “Belgrave” | Bag - Ettinger for @TheArmoury

We are most pleased to announce the premier screening of O’Mast, a documentary by Gianluca Migliarotti, exploring the culture and tradition of tailors and tailoring in Naples. For lovers of Italian culture and craftsmanship, it is a gentle but engaging glimpse of life in the city. It focuses…

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.