LARDINI, F/W 2014/15

1682_pasini-aut-inv-1996-8If you i had to wear one brand for the rest of my life what brand would it be?  I may change my mind later on but right now i would have to say Lardini. The Lardini has been around for  while producing for other brands like Valentino and Salvatore ferragamo, but it’s their ready to wear line that’s slowly turning into a menswear cult.

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THE GREEN TIED BANDIT

menswear tiesWith the slew of weddings lined up, I am glad I picked this candy green tie from the iconic brooks brothers. I have quite a number of green ties but none as loud as this , which I think is  perfect for showboating at an event like a wedding. Choosing ties with which part of your wardrobe it will fit in definitely helps, be it formal or casual it helps you avoid picking up ties you might never get to wear, utility is key .

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THE SURGEON’S CUFF

IMG_5721Why do you uncuff your sleeve? Undoing a button on functioning sleeve seems like a fairly innocent and graceful act of style and preference until you get asked to explain the reason behind it.I would like to point out that Questions from individuals who are totally oblivious to the happenings in menswear puts a neat paw on why menswear is so crazy about certain things, it makes you wonder if the surgeon’s cuff has a chance wearing the white ”button” and saving the world. According to history, Savile Row was inhabited largely by surgeons

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THE REPUBLICANZ

IMG_6896Last week my favorite spot in the city celebrated their anniversary with a well deserved bang. The bang came in a slew of good live music, good people and drinks for the memorable. I didn’t plan on staying too long but the music held me hostage till dawn.I didn’t start taking pictures till later in the night when my favorite act(EFYA)took to the stage, so excuse the shabby photo cover. Happy Monday everyone

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THAT WASN’T VERY VERSACE OF YOU

IMG_7220 I keep hammering on the fact that I purchase tie on how visually pleasing they are and how they were made. I have never made branding an issue till this purchase. This purchase was a slap in the face because I hate Versace and everything the brand stands for. I’ll never hesitate to put Versace at the helm of the reason why I dislike the world of fashion.

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DITA’S PIECE

IMG_6100For a while now, I have been convincing Dita to play around with Ankara fabrics, but my rants usually lead her to the deeper end of her honest dislike for the fabric, which has had a really popular run around the world. I used to share the same affection with this fabric, but I have grown to appreciate it with time. I have always had a problem with the motifs on most of the fabrics that flood the market,

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TOP BOSS, TOP BUTTON.

tumblr_n5epvz6f4S1rf1jvro1_1280 I recently discovered this photo of a 1982 gentleman wearing five buttoned jacket with just the top button done up and I instantly caught some fresh dose of inspiration behind my desk. Without color it’s pretty much easy to stare at this photo on end just of the sheer execution of fit and the very infectious sense of character.

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