Grenadines have been popular for many years now but nowadays you usually see them unlined (or very lightly lined) and untipped. This grossa grenadine from Howard’s in Paris is actually very heavy, both tipped and fully lined. A great tie for winter. Worn with a jacket from Isaia in a heavy wool fabric, a bespoke shirt to add a splash of colour, a merino cardigan from William Lockie, a wool ps from Stenströms, pants from Boss and Tricker’s shoes. Click on the headline for more pictures.
Autumn is passing quickly into winter in Geneva and it’s actually too cold to take pictures in a jacket only. But Mrs Blockert took advantage of the leaves still on the ground to add some colour. This is my first tie from Howard’s, a small Parisian house of shirts, ties and accessories. The tie is made from a Loro Piana wool fabric and my first impression is that the quality is very high. Worn with a jacket from Borrelli (thanks to Dirnelli), a Thom Sweeney shirt, ps from Cucinelli, Boss pants and shoes from Tricker’s. Click on the headline for more
Vintage cashmere Givenchy tie, worn with a cashmere jacket from Attolini, shirt from Drake’s, wool ps from Vanda, corduroy pants from Berg & Berg and Navyboot chukkas. Click on the headline for more pictures.
Shirt from Portuguese Flannel, Levi’s Vintage Clothing pants, cap from Ebbets Field and sunglasses from Dick Moby. Click on the headline for more pictures.
I don’t thrift a lot of clothes and on the few occasions that I do I usually do it “live” so I can check the quality and wear and tear of a garment. But I found this vintage Lanvin tweed jacket on ebay and decided to take a chance. I’m happy that I did because it is a lovely jacket in mint condition. In general I avoid contrast details on clothes, especially jackets and shirts, because it usually looks gaudy and cheap like someone is trying to cover up poor quality or a bad fit with something “funny”. But I found these
Sometimes we will post photographs on this blog that has nothing to do with menswear or is part of the different series we showcase. These photographs are always taken by Mrs Blockert. In this case, a male Mandarin duck in our local botanical garden decided to show off for the camera. Click on the headline for more pictures.
Trying to take advantage of the last days of autumn. Classic repp tie from Vanda, Corneliani jacket, Emma Willis shirt, ps from A. Christensen and chukkas from Navyboot. Click on the headline for more pictures.
Belvest suit, Isaia tie and ps, Zegna Couture shirt and Alden shoes. Click on the headline for more pictures.
Most of my clothes are Italian but I do have an affinity for the British classics as well, as demonstrated here with a Chester Barrie suit in a typical Savile Row style, including the waist buttons. Worn with a Borrelli shirt, Emma Willis tie, ps from Vanda and shoes from Carmina. Click on the headline for more pictures.
An amazing, sunny autumn day. Striped grossa grenadine tie from Viola Milano, worn with a cashmere jacket from Attolini, a chambray shirt from G. Inglese (notice the fantastic hand stitched shoulders they make), corduroys from Berg & Berg and chukkas from Navyboot. Click on the headline for all pictures.