Diplomatic Ties 337: Calabrese

By Daniel Blockert|April 27, 2016|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

Taking a picture in front of a graffiti wall is of course a simple trick to add colour and street cred. But this jacket can stand the competition. Jacket from Luciano Barbera, Calabrese tie, Zegna Couture shirt, Cucinelli ps, pants from Berg & Berg and shoes from Edward Green. Click on the headline for more pictures.

The Butcher Stripe

By Daniel Blockert|April 24, 2016|Fabrics, General Menswear|0 comments

Sometimes clothes are better as ideas rather than in reality. I really like this shirt from Borrelli’s Luxury Vintage label. The red butcher stripe is very bold but I especially like that the white is slightly offwhite/eggshell, which makes it a little less candylike. But even if I like the shirt it is difficult to match and I don’t wear it often. When I do I usually chose a fit where the rest is conservative and calm. The suit is from Oscar Jacobson, tie from Howard’s and ps from Vanda. Click on the headline for more pictures.


By Daniel Blockert|April 16, 2016|General Menswear|0 comments

Houndstooth is one of the most classic of patterns, especially for menswear. Here is a fine one in the jacket and a much larger in the tie. The jacket is Zegna Trofeo, Barba shirt, Charvet tie, ps from Shibumi and Berg & Berg pants. Click on the headline for more pictures.

Northern Lights

By Daniel Blockert|April 10, 2016|General Menswear|0 comments

  Breaking two classic rules of menswear here. The first is that you should avoid having a jacket lighter than your pants (a so called “northern lights” fit). The second is not so much a rule, but rather something that is hard to pull off: the navy pants. Navy is of course a staple colour in menswear and navy suits or navy jackets with trousers in a different colour almost always works, but it is curiously difficult to get navy pants to work with any type of odd jacket. But I think this worked reasonably well, apart from the fact that

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