Last Days of Linen

By Daniel Blockert|September 23, 2017|General Menswear|0 comments

An unusually warm early autumn day gives me the opportunity to wear a linen tie. Soon my wardrobe will be rotated and linen will not resurface again until next spring. Isaia jacket, shirt from Drake’s, Loro Piana tie, ps from Berg & Berg, Oscar Jacobson pants and shoes from John Lobb. Click on the headline for more pics.

Tweed & Cords

By Daniel Blockert|March 15, 2017|General Menswear|0 comments

Tweed and corduroy is pretty much a staple for me during the winter months. But those days are soon over now since spring has arrived in Geneva. Jacket from Purdey, A. Marchesan shirt, Rubinacci tie, ps from Vanda, Berg & Berg corduroys and shoes from Tricker’s. Click on the headline for more pics.

Diplomatic Ties 387: Viola Milano

By Daniel Blockert|February 25, 2017|Diplomatic Ties - The Series, Fabrics|0 comments

This jacket is my first garment in pure Escorial wool. The wool comes from a small type of sheep, Mahgreb sheep (see the last picture), that originated in North Africa. In 16th century Spain it was a favourite sheep of the King who kept a flock at his monastery, El Escorial, hence the fabric’s name. The Spanish sheep where lost during the Napoleonic wars but since King Carlos of Spain in 1765 gave a hundred sheep to his cousin in Saxony, a small flock of pure breeds remained in Germany. A Scottish entrepreneur in the 19th century, Eliza Furlonge, brought

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Mustard & Green

By Daniel Blockert|February 18, 2017|General Menswear|0 comments

A colour combination that can be difficult but if done well will look very nice. Autumn/winter colouring. Jacket from Attolini, Isaia shirt and tie, ps from Christian Kimber, Berg & Berg pants and Alden shoes. Click on the headline for more pics.

Diplomatic Ties 380: House of Kydos

By Daniel Blockert|January 28, 2017|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

Received this unlined, 7-fold jacquard tie and a silk pocket square with a traditional motif from the island of Skyros from the Greek tiemaker House of Kydos (http://kydos.gr/). First time I wear them but very promising so far. I especially like the very soft handle of the tie without it being shapeless. Coat from Hentsch Man, jacket from Gieves & Hawkes Royal Collection, bespoke shirt, tie and ps from House of Kydos, Berg & Berg pants, Zegna scarf and shoes from Edward Green. Click on the headline for more pics.  

Diplomatic Ties 377: Howard’s

By Daniel Blockert|January 7, 2017|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

Last days of the winter holiday. Spent a snowy day visiting the famous Château de Chillon outside of Montreux. No explanation was given for the slightly creepy effigy on the way to the castle. Maybe they have occult sacrifices here. Jacket from Arnys, Drake’s shirt, tie from Howard’s, Calabrese ps, Berg & Berg pants and Red Wing boots. Click on the headline for more pics.

The Peacoat

By Daniel Blockert|December 7, 2016|Fabrics, General Menswear|0 comments

The peacoat has come a long way since its navy origin. Here in a version from British tweed specialists Bladen. Peacoat from Bladen, Zegna cable knit, Berg & Berg pants, cap from Jonathan Richard and shoes from Tricker’s. Click on the headline for more pics.

Winter Corduroy

By Daniel Blockert|December 3, 2016|Fabrics, General Menswear|0 comments

Corduroy is still associated with autumn and winter, even if you today can find very light corduroy fabrics suitable for spring/summer as well. Jacket from Hackett, Oscar Jacobson shirt, Cappelli tie, Borrelli ps, Berg & Berg pants, scarf from Luciano Barbera, Tusenö watch and Red Wing boots. Click on the headline for more pics.