Thursday, 30 September 2010
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Saturday, 25 September 2010
I love this guy! The knitted vest, the right cut and length of his chinos, the laceless brogues... And he's wearing his son's school uniform tie (all 8 inches of it)! How cool is that! It just represents everything that imaginative but understated dressing is about
A lovely chap too
Friday, 24 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
A stylish and talented young photographer, Nedim, always surprises me with the subtle little details of his wardrobe that's never immediately obvious to the eye. Here it was the cravat - so coolly incongruous on casual-wear - that grabbed me first when I noticed that it wasn't just any ordinary shirt that he had on. More a long-sleeved cotton polo - with elasticated band on waist and sleeve - with a twist, as the cliche goes...
What a lovely young woman! The easiest smile ever, full of character and curiosity. Why don't we see women like her on catwalks? I bet we'd see fewer fashion houses go bust at such frequency...
Great colours too...not to mention her perfect skin and complexion
Posted by Say No To FACION at 23:25
At first glance it was this chap's yellow (no, not again!) pocket square that got my attention, then as he fully revealed himself from the throngs exiting the Erdem show did I notice the trousers tucked into his socks.
This is a common practice among cyclists but I've seen it once or twice (and in fact I have done it myself) without a pushbike in sight. So, my curiosity was justifiable when I inquired whether he'd worn it all through the shows as a declaration of style or had only done them up for his awaiting, er, aluminum steed. My relief and excitement was palpable when he made it known that it was very much a sartorial statement. I felt I found another soul brother...
I can imagine that some find this utterly ridiculous but to me this is sexy and yet another way to unchain men from the limited options available to covering one's lower body. Right on, my brother!
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
(Picture courtesy of The Nyanzi Report)
The sockless shoe/ankle-length slacks trend on the gents is showing no signs of slowing down. Harking back to '50s varsity styles thru the Don Johnson Miami Vice era, it recently picked up steam when Thom Browne reinterpreted it for the moneyed businessman at Brooks Brothers with more or (rather, sadly) less success for this century. Now I do dig this look as much as the next cat but even Mr Browne felt inclined to sport his expensive brogues with black Nike ankle socks in a notorious Guardian spread - which incidentally I find the most unfortunate sartorial faux pas on the otherwise immaculately turned-out designer.
A well-known blogger recently conducted a survey on the issue, and interestingly, the Italians insisted on donning invisible (is that the name?) socks and found the English sock-less practice, well, "sick" with which I couldn't agree more. (Confusingly, the second picture from the top documents a well-known Italian fashion journo falling victim to the Anglo-Saxon way of doing things.)
Leather will always chafe - with which these chaps will surely concur - thus leaving the house without the comfort of a cotton foot garment is puerile and not without consequences to oneself and, once removed, to one's immediate environment, shall we say... Could an in-built sock (TM) in the shoes themselves be the answer?...;-))
But the plastered ankle look seems so wide-spread these days that it's becoming its own trend...Let's put an end to this and embrace the ladies' new-found love affair with the sock especially if it's multi-coloured, stripey and perhaps even mismatched!!
I'm breaking one of my cardinal rules: NO models!...But I just couldn't help myself when I spotted this lass emerging from the mayhem after the Westwood circus. Isn't she just cute as a button. Despite my ranting earlier about personality-challenged models, she seemed to be brimming with the stuff. Beautiful!!...Just hope she's legal to appear on a site such as this...
Monday, 20 September 2010
Yet another uber-stylish Japanese visitor. What's in the water around there??
A sartorial detail very close to my heart having been an ardent proponent of the distressed/scruffy look since I can remember