Diplomatic Ties 294: Borrelli

By Daniel Blockert|September 30, 2015|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

Another example of the surprisingly vibrant graffiti culture in Geneva, this time on the facade of a school. Ootd was a 7-fold wool/cashmere tie worn with a jacket from Hackett, bespoke shirt (CYC Raffles), Incotex pants, Oliver Peoples (Daddy B) sunglasses, ps from A43, Allen Edmonds shoes and a vintage cap.

Diplomatic Ties part 292: Richard James

By Daniel Blockert|September 24, 2015|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

A shantung silk tie with a summery feel. Worn with a lovely vintage Zegna jacket. The jacket is made of a tightly woven cashmere fabric with a very soft touch but lighter than cashmere usually is. The shoulders have been “italianized” by http://dirnelli.tumblr.com , but the low button stance immediately reveals that it is a vintage jacket. Ivory shirt from Emma Willis and ps from Battisti Napoli.   Click the headline for more pictures.

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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