Waiting for the little nephew getting a buzz cut - I’d love one, but the women in my life will not co-sign.. 

Waiting for the little nephew getting a buzz cut - I’d love one, but the women in my life will not co-sign.. 

Where’s the infamous LA TRAFFIC? 
*My bRog gets more action!

Where’s the infamous LA TRAFFIC?

*My bRog gets more action!

An old-post that is doing its rounds at the moment that is very applicable to myself & in so answering why I’m not wearing suits anymore.

Simply put, my professional role specifies no suits, ties or pants which means understand the context.

mostexerent:

Dress your age or your role in life - understand the CONTEXT

Currently there is a very strong movement for dressing classically or grown up - EXERENT!

Unless you are only in your teens or 20s. 

Many young men asking advice on what to wear or how to look Grown Man.

May I suggest you enjoy making mistakes & dress like a Young Man.

Today is a fine example. The knit tie I wore was a gift from my Sistah over 20 years ago. Back then she would have bought it for aesthetic reasons & back then I was not ready to wear it. I so wanted to, I just did not have the confidence or role model to learn from (there was no internet - they were the dark ages).

I’m so glad that I saved it till the last 10 years.

But if I did not try it - I would not have learnt from my mistake.

  • Personal style does not happen over night.
  • Personal style is developed over years of mistakes.
  • Personal style is not having to “over think” your choices.
  • Personal style is knowing “your” punchline to a joke.

Details | Shades - RayBan “Round Metal” | Suit - P Johnson in Loro Piana “4 Season” flannel for GW | Shirt - P Johnson in Thomas Mason for GW | Tie - Jasper Conran wool knit (when he was designing clothes not interiors or furniture) | Collar Pin (used as tie pin) - Bottega Veneta | PS - Tom Fucking Ford | DubMunks - John Lobb 2010 St Crepin for Leather Soul

Something something..

Something something..

Just is..

More history lessons from my Sistah @ stoneleighgallery:

Daily Guido
and this, amongst many variations that I have, is certainly my brother’s signature stance

Details | Suit - Patrick Johnson for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Tie - Tom Ford | Pocket Square - Herringbone | Pochette - Comme des Garçons

More history lessons from my Sistah @ stoneleighgallery:

Daily Guido

and this, amongst many variations that I have, is certainly my brother’s signature stance

Details | Suit - Patrick Johnson for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Tie - Tom Ford | Pocket Square - Herringbone | Pochette - Comme des Garçons

& Oldie but a goodie.. 

I find it quite amusing when old posts are found & reblogged by others..

* I miss this umbrella.

mostexerent:

Cows don’t need umbrellas..

So don’t worry about wearing leather shoes in the rain - just worry after.

  • Air dry in a well ventilated area
  • Shoe trees, lasted (made & shaped for said shoe) shoe trees are better
  • Suede - always brush after each wearing, in one direction only
  • Calf - brush down then apply shoe cream whilst the leather is warm. Better absorption
  • Shell Cordovan - brush down
  • Never wear same pair of shoes 2 days in a row
  • Once a month apply a wax for protection
  • 3M Scotch Guard or any silicone spray - only lasts 2 wears before one needs to reapply. Also can change the colour of suede or worse, seal the pores.. DON’T DO IT..

To shine or not?

Some like the high polish (such as Ethan), whilst other prefer a natural lustre (such as I). I won’t get into what is involved for a military shine as this is covered quite extensively.

Details | Knit - Loro Piana “Baby Cashmere” | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson in Loro Piana “Zelander” for GW | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Pantaloons - P Johnson in Loro Piana cotton fine cord for GW | PS - Tom Fuking Ford | Hoofs - Edward Green “Westminster” in Mole suede on 888 last with Dainite sole for Leather Soul | Umbrella - Fox

TomFord meet the original from Shanghai.. 
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

TomFord meet the original from Shanghai..

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Slow roasted lamb, pumpkin, spinach & chick pea salad + Rouleur = RUNCH 
(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Slow roasted lamb, pumpkin, spinach & chick pea salad + Rouleur = RUNCH

(Taken with Instagram at The Bunker)

Green Apple - patch curtesy of my Niece (more patches to come).

Details | Patch T - vintage Helmut Lang 1996 (yes, when the man was actually designing & not 2 ghosts) | Pantaloons - MUJI (sized up x 2) | Sneakers - CdG PLAY chucks | Lanyard - old Bottega Veneta (2006) | Shades - Tom Ford “Cary” | Frames - thrifted vintage from Shanghai | Watch - Casio G-Shock | Wheels - Abarth 500c Essesse

* vintage HL for Liam #GAWS as I know he would appreciate

It’s getting dark, the rain is starting & I was told to wear a jacket if I wanted dinner.. You happy?

Details | Shirt - Ascot Chang for GW | Suit - P Johnson cotton "Solaro" ”SoRaRo” for GW | Pocket Square - Tom Ford | Sneakers - Superga | Umbrella - Fox of London

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

Happy New Year! Be safe, rubber side down & see “youse” all tomorrow.

Of to traditional Wongolini Family chow down at the same Chinese restaurant for the last 20 years..

Details | Jacket (part of suit) - P Johnson in Loro Piana “The wave” for GW |  Shirt - bespoke in linen for GW | Pocket Square - Tom Ford | Pantaloons (part of suit) - P Johnson in Huddersfield “summer worsted” for GW | Munks - Edward Green “Top Drawer Oundle” in CRUP & 888 last for Leather Soul for GW

* to the followers that have just joined in the last 2 weeks, yes I don’t always wear Lycra

My Niece & I busted out colour in honour of Dario Pegoretti the “Master SteelSmith” of riciclaggio della strada !

Details | Shades - Tom Ford “Cary” (as in Grant not Randolph Fuller) | Jersey - Rapha Dario Pegoretti | Pantaloons - Paul Smith x Rapha | Trainers - Common Projects

* if people can wear polo’s of the field, does that mean people can wear jerseys of the bike?