Less-Formal Pinstripe

By Daniel Blockert|May 18, 2018|General Menswear|0 comments

A good way to make a pinstripe suit a little less formal is to choose a lighter colour, like this medium blue suit. Suit from Belvest, Inglese shirt, tie from Attolini, Shibumi ps, shoes from Allen Edmonds and Moscot shades. Click on the headline for more pics.

Diplomatic Ties 398: Adriano Dirnelli

By Daniel Blockert|May 14, 2017|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

When I heard that style icon Adriano Dirnelli had started his own tie brand I was naturally curious. I have a lot of respect for the maker he uses and untipped, handrolled, handstitched, 7-fold madder ties wasn’t something that I would let pass without trying. I started by ordering two of them and they arrived this week. I know from experience that you can never pass judgement on the quality of a tie immediately. You have to wear and live with it for a while to see how it behaves, how the shape evolves, how the fabric deals with wear, if

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Blues & Browns

By Daniel Blockert|April 16, 2017|General Menswear|0 comments

Back in one of my favourite combinations: browns and blues. Orazio Luciano suit, shirt from Hilditch & Key, Attolini tie, ps from Brunello Cucinelli and Allen Edmonds shoes. Click on the headline for more pics.