Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Double-Breasted: Relaxed Elegance

Finally we're seeing the long awaited return of the DB, in nearly every show, from Milan and Paris; designers are reinvestigating the overdue remake from the disastrous cut of the double breasted jacket from the 90s. 

SS12 Armani

SS12 Roberto Cavali

SS12 Zegna

oh and Topman AW11...WANT.

Awesome People Hanging Out Together

My new favourite tumblr. I could go on for hours.

Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Barbra Streisand, and Sidney Poitier
Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel

Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire

Michael Jackson and Steven Tyler

Marlon Brando and Paul Newman

Madonna Sting and Tupac

Monday, 13 June 2011

Going A Bit Madras This Summer..

Madras, once known as bleeding madras for its tendency for the colours to run during laundering, is an airy patterned cotton print from India usually found on shorts, (for the real Ivy Look), but for me the Madras tie has seen a bit of a resurgence recently to brighten up the not so sunny days in London. The patterns may seem a bit loud but paired with a simple block coloured shirt, you're on to a summer winner.

£40 J Crew

£70 Ralph Lauren

£80 POLO

The Very Essence of Simplicity - Sunspel Polo

Sunspel, a brand that has been flying the 'keeping it simple' flag for over a hundred and fifty years, whilst still to this date boasts of its handmade quality in England. Every piece is built to last, a true part of a modern gentleman’s essential wardrobe, the never produce anything sloppy or any unnecessary extras details that serve no purpose, nothing fussy nor unbalanced,  the Sunspel polo is a true master class in style.



Daniel Craig wearing Sunspel as James Bond in Casino Royal