Pink & Browns

By Daniel Blockert|June 18, 2016|General Menswear|0 comments

Pink and brown is an unusual combination, at least for me. Generally avoid pink, not because I dislike it but that I don’t think it works for me. Jacket from Zegna Couture, Rayner & Sturges shirt, tie and ps from Berg & Berg, Boss pants and specs from Doc Martens. Click on the headline for more pictures.

Diplomatic Ties 351: Kiton

By Daniel Blockert|June 15, 2016|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

Well, Pitti has started after all, so even if I’m not there myself I can be there in spirit with a little more “sprezza” than usual. Jacket from Cantarelli, Drake’s shirt, Kiton tie, Boivin ps, Massimo Dutti pants, Saucony Low Pro Vegan sneakers, Tusenö watch and a Panama from Shibumi. Click on the headline for more pictures.  

Tribute to Pulse

By Daniel Blockert|June 12, 2016|Music|0 comments

Gay club culture was built over decades of resistance, hate, violence and bigotry. It’s not going to disappear because of the evil actions of a madman. When I think about the victims at Pulse I want to remember how far we have come towards equal rights for everybody, and how important it is that we never stop that work. It’s a night that needs Frankie and Jocelyn. Click on the headline for the track.  

Diplomatic Ties 350: Tom Ford

By Daniel Blockert|June 11, 2016|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

A grail find: a bespoke Loro Piana suit in their “Wish” Super 170s fabric. Extremely soft hand. Will probably re-press the lapels to give it a more pronounced 3-2 roll. Worn with an Inglese shirt, Tom Ford tie, Borrelli ps and shoes from Crockett & Jones. Click on the headline for more pictures.

Close-up from Diplomatic Ties 349 – Tusenö

By Daniel Blockert|June 9, 2016|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

This day was also the maiden voyage for my new watch, Tusenö (Tusenö translates from Swedish as “Thousand Island”, a reference to the archipelago on the Swedish west coast, outside of Gothenburg). A Swedish Kickstarter project that I decided to support just because I liked how their first prototypes looked. So far I am very pleased. It looks and feels like a much more expensive watch.

Diplomatic Ties 349: Boivin

By Daniel Blockert|June 8, 2016|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|1 comments

For me French ties were more or less synonymous with Charvet and Hermès, together with a few Parisian tailors that made their own ties in-house. Now I have discovered that there were more to French ties than this with brands such as Howard’s and Boivin. Boivin has actually been around for a long time and made ties for several other brands alongside their own line. Above all they make lovely madder ties that are on par with any of the best English brands. Thanks to Dirnelli I found out about Kimono, a small shop in Paris that sell Boivin ties made

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