Diplomatic Ties part 291: Kiton

By Daniel Blockert|September 19, 2015|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

7-fold silk tie from Kiton, worn with a silk/linen jacket from Isaia, an ivory Emma Willis shirt and a wool ps from A. Christensen. The jacket has M.O.P. buttons which I find to be a bit impractical sometimes, but no denying that it looks good on a lighter coloured fabric. Click on the headline for more pictures. The Diplomatic Ties series is something that’s being going on for a while on our Tumblr http://dansar04.tumblr.com/ , and that’s where the numbers come from.

Diplomatic Ties part 246: Cappelli

By Daniel Blockert|September 15, 2015|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

Autumn day in Geneva. Son not very interested in anything but the phone, as usual. Wool challis tie from Cappelli, worn with Isaia shirt, Harris Tweed jacket, Hentsch coat, Incotex pants and Red Wings. The Diplomatic Ties series is something that’s being going on for a while on our Tumblr http://dansar04.tumblr.com/ , and that’s where the numbers come from.

Diplomatic Ties – The Series: Why?

By Daniel Blockert|September 12, 2015|Texts|0 comments

I don’t come from a background where ties were common. In my family, no one had jobs where you needed to wear a tie. Ties were just a very uncomfortable piece of clothing to be worn on big occasions: weddings, funerals, graduations. When I finished University and started out on what resembles a career, the tie was something I first struggled to get used to. Which ties to buy, fabrics, how to match them, different knots, shirt collars. But I gradually became fascinated. How this seemingly redundant slice of fabric dangling over your belly became such an important social, cultural

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Diplomatic Ties

By Daniel Blockert|September 10, 2015|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

    Outside a very important institution for the fashion enthusiast: a dry cleaner. Traditional repp tie from Charvet. Worn with a wool/linen/silk jacket from Hackett with the traditional slanted pockets and a ticket pocket. Club collar shirt from Rayner & Sturges. Click on the title for more pictures. Photos: Sara Norling

Hipster at large

By Daniel Blockert|September 8, 2015|Hipster in denial|0 comments

Framnäsbacken, Solna, Summer 2015. An (almost) all-American outfit this time. Straight leg rockabilly type jeans from Tellason (with a suitably large fold-up), Levi’s t-shirt, RRL army peacoat, Stetson Hatteras cap and Cole Haan brogues. The odd garment out is the plaid linen shirt from Hackett. Pictures taken on a summer evening outside of Stockholm. Click the title for more pictures. Photos: Sara Norling