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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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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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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A LITTLE OVER THE EDGE, JUST A BIT .

allen coleman style I am always encouraging people to play Around with their wardrobe but it seems I never do. Coming from a t-shirt and pair of jeans background, stepping to a more sartorial plane sort of convinced me there was little room to play about without running into another  rule of thumb. Lately without too much thought  I have been trying to incorporate a little edge from my street wear days into my wardrobe, and these gum soled wallabees from Clarks couldn’t have picked a better time to make a comeback on my shoe rack.

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THE VINTAGE QUEEN

freshwallstreet I always try to keep the blog about my wardrobe and street photographs, but I can’t help squeezing a little bit of this woman’s amazing style on here when I get the chance to. Dita has a very admirable contrast in her  wardrobe, her love for sneakers and boy shorts makes it impossible to assume she could posses such an in depth appreciation for elegant 50’s inspired garments.

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DUNN & co SAYS

DUNN & COFinally! I got myself a striped tie. This is an event because I have never warmed up to striped ties, until now I never really understood menswear’s obsession with the striped tie. I appreciate it’s preppy root but I have actually succumbed to its need in my wardrobe until now. This recent purchase was initially a biased one, I confess I gave this tie a chance because it’s from  Dunn & Co one my favorite menswear designers. Ever since I found out JOHN DUNN was behind the wardrobe and costume production for one of my favorite TV shows (board walk empire) I have been hooked to everything this man touches.

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KOMONO

1010659 I am not looking to pick a new watch anytime soon but if I was I wouldn’t think twice about getting this beauty on my wrist. I am not the panerai luminor series guy so unfortunately clean and minimalistic designed watches work for me, I have had a Sekonda for a year, I wear that girl 5 times out of seven each week. I admire the construction and build that comes with luxury watches, but I am such a sucker for good old good looking watch that will last as long as an HBO TV series.

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SUMMER NOTES

Khaled-8 The contrast border pocket square has gone up the menswear love ladder pretty fast, you can’t go a page on any menswear inspired tumblr page or blog without spotting one. Like every item of clothing that becomes extremely popular there is always a dedicated group of individuals joining the bandwagon for all the wrong reasons, in the case of the contrast lined pocket square there is o exemption. I nicked two photos off the internet to demonstrate how the contrast pocket square should be done. In the photo above a white pocket square with orange contrast sits comfortably in the breast pocket echoing both the bold solid orange necktie and the subtle presence of orange in the patterned jacket, is it much? Very much. When you throw color around like that it  looks desperate and less thought out, my orange lined pocket square matches my tie, wow that was rocket science? The trick is to go light on the coordination and more on making the contrast pocket square complement the ensemble than ask for attention.

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