New document case from Vichithong, looks even better in real life!Take a look at www.vichithong.com
Classic men’s fashion can often feel like it is limited to a wardrobe of navy blazers, white shirts and khaki trousers. While the street-style pics from Pitti Uomo might be bursting with all the colours of the rainbow, and a few more too, us mere mortals might have a difficult time pulling off a…
Anonymous asked: what brand is that beautifull jacket 22 feb??
It’s from Morris Heritage, which is a “premium” collection from the swedish brand Morris Stockholm. The fabric is a wool/cashmere blend by Vitale Barberis Canonico, and I’m sure you can find other makers who’ve used the same fabric in some of their jackets.
“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.
Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.
But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.
This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”
― Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
Anonymous asked: Do you recommend H&M cardigans and how would you assess their quality?
Not really. You tend to get what you pay for, but sometimes H&M knitwear can be surprisingly good for the price. I have three H&M cardigans of exactly the same model, the only difference being the colour. Two of them have held up great for two years of regular use, while one was ruined after one wash.
Hit-and-miss really. But for budget knitwear I hear good things about Uniqlo.
luxelite23 asked: You've put together well rounded wardrobe. What would you say the first big ticket item should be to establishing a new look?
Hehe no, I haven’t. I’m the lousiest person in the world at building a basic wardrobe, I just end up buying stuff that I find cool at the moment.
But if you want to go #menswear, get yourself a well fitting blue jacket, some white and light blue shirts and some nice shoes.
socklessnotscotchless asked: Just discovered your blog via Sartorial Doctrine - great stuff. You have a lot of brands that are new to me in the US, but that are on Yoox. Which = awesome but expensive.
Thank you very much! It means a lot to me.
To be honest I don’t pay huge amounts for my wardrobe, I’m a student so I have to do what I can with limited means. That means outlets, fantastic friends who hook me up with some great stuff I couldn’t afford otherwise and a great part time job that gives me access to fantastic stuff.
It’s all about patience and looking hard for those great deals.
My amazingly well dressed friend James finally came to his senses and started a tumblr of his own.
Check it out at jameswaldgrave.tumblr.com
Some new bracelets from Viola Milano,
Get your own at www.violamilano.com