A potentially everyday garment, the workshirt, is injected with a sense of understated cool by Bleu De Paname with the addition of a larger front pocket and pleasingly substantial buttons. Plus, the fabric is a delicious shade of blue and looks appropriately dense.
Alain Delon murders Black Tie with peak lapels, long, sheer socks, and opera pumps. Also the whole being a handsome actor jam.
3 roll 2, envelope patch pocketed sack jackets from J Keydge at John Simons. Having seen the herringbone wool one, I can say these are incredible, and ooze a kind of authentic old-school charm.
WTF is up with #menswear?
No, I don’t mean the slim trouser wearing, knitted tie loving, tailoring aficionados. Nor am I referring to the more Fashion orientated element of the ‘community’ – I should add that I greatly enjoy following both of these branches, in case my blog itself wasn’t evidence enough of this. I’m talking about the tag itself.
Anyone who follows what’s going on in menswear on Tumblr may have noticed the fairly irritating trend that arose of people outside of the NY bloggers – and by that I mean what looks like a fairly loosely affiliated circle of friends who are somewhat influential within #menswear, something I really don’t have a problem with because many of them seem like talented guys – launching lengthy, and tiresome, diatribes against what they saw as certain people monopolising the hashtag. Well, the result of this seems to be there’s a lot of sub par stuff up now which, I can only imagine, is due to a desire to break the ‘domination’ of the ‘clique’.
Today, and I don’t mean to be corrosively bitchy, but, I’m going to be, I finally became fed up of seeing abominable WIWTs. Lime green shorts? Pooling trousers? All American Eagle everything – like I got the whole thing cheap. Almost daily, a drop of the tastelessly quotidian and the tacky manages to find its way through the otherwise discriminating colander that is #menswear.
Whoever is approving this stuff, please stop. I’ll take pictures of Schlossman smoking over High Street/’mall brand’ done badly any day. By the way, I’m aware this is a rant of sorts, so, let’s just say this is all a bit meta.
Just in case you were wondering what a wardrobe full of great clothes stacked in a neat-but-not-pretentious-way looks like, I thought I would post this old photo/article about Eugene Tong’s closet.
I’ve liked a lot of this season’s stuff from Soulland and this black on black varsity is no exception.
Soulland refuses to be fucked with.
Looking steezy like a young’n in pajamas and Dun-ta-duns
Aspesi point collar, linen popover. Usually prefer a buttondown or a cutaway collar but this has such a deliciously soporific vibe I can’t help but get on board.
GQ November 1960, illustration by Leon Kuzmanoff. Tangerine, shawl lapel dinner jacket. Kinda awful/kinda awesome.