BUY.COLLECT.OBSESS * NORSE PROJECTS

1008626-4  1008627-4  1008627-5  1008627-6Since I live in the tropics I get totally excited when the spring/summer offering start trooping in especially in tropic friendly materials like linen. My lid days are completely nonexistent, but these 6 panel linen lids from Norse Projects deserve a buy and a walk on the beach. I am a complete toast for the green number.
Allen x
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THE ART OF SUITING : PART ONE

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My transition from street wear to my present sartorial wardrobe wasn’t an easy one, and it all stemmed from my inability to speak through clothing without brand names hanging from every limb. Street wear is not a stroll in the park, instead of having an acquired taste for the  knowledge of fabric and pattern choice, knowing the newest brand simply got you the crown most times with street wear. The fact this rule did not play out in sporting a suit truly exhausted me with getting it right. In the world of suiting nothing plays a more vital role than choice. The Choice of fabric, color and fit; learning how important these three little birds were made all the difference in my wardrobe, especially when it boiled down to  the ART of employing a shirt, tie and a suit with perfect  Harmony . With time I understood why sporting a suit required every thread of the wearer’s personality, apart from it being the cornerstone of the ensemble itself, one’s personality  echoed in every single item, be it the way a gentleman knots a tie or the careless way his pocket square peaks out of his breast pocket. Paying an arm and a leg for a bespoke suit and not being able to walk around with a tag suggesting my well deserved expense bothered me at first, it totally killed the joy of dressing up for me, prancing around with new clothes on in utter silence( who does that?). With time patience found me, and as the desperate need to flaunt my status through clothing left me and a new wave of appreciation filled the void. Soon enough i  realized how close the art of suiting is to finding one’s self. Wearing a suit puts you in a box, one that does not keep you from who you are but gradually teaches you to become a better you. If you are bold one a suit will channel that trait with enough elegance. (Photo courtesy of the Armoury)
Allen x

DYSFUNKTIONAL!

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D. TIMES GARÇON & GARÇONNE COLLECTION 2013

5-d-times-parisWe are a bit late on this but we are in love with this quirky crew neck sweater from Paris based brand D. times collection dubbed the GARÇON & GARÇONNE collection  This is definitely something worth picking up for the his and hers collection during the holidays . 6-d-times-paris

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ♣ STREET GENTS

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Location : Braamfontein , Johannesburg

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