Diplomatic Ties 440: Vanda Fine Clothing

By Daniel Blockert|August 1, 2018|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

Unbearably hot in Geneva right now, like in most parts of Europe. Even in the evenings it’s really too warm for a jacket. Tried with summer fabrics (linen, matka, breezy cotton, unlined suede) but it helps only so much. Montedoro jacket, shirt from Drake’s, Vanda tie, Christian Kimber ps, pants from Berg & Berg, chukkas from Paraboot and Garrett Leight shades. Click on the headline for more pics.

The Green Jacket

By Daniel Blockert|June 27, 2018|General Menswear|0 comments

Really like this jacket but it doesn’t photograph well. For some reason it always looks more grey than green in pictures. Jacket from Caruso, Drake’s shirt, Vanda tie, Noname ps, pants from Incotex, Mano shoes and shades from Garrett Leight. Click on the headline for more pics.

The Field Jacket

By Daniel Blockert|March 31, 2018|General Menswear|0 comments

Spent part of easter in Rome. Spring has arrived there. Don’t know the maker of the priests shades, but he seems to be judging me. Field jacket from Montedoro, Brooks Brothers shirt, Incotex pants, sneakers from Adidas/Sneakersnstuff and Garrett Leight shades. Click on the headline for more pics.

Diplomatic Ties 400: Vanda Fine Clothing

By Daniel Blockert|May 27, 2017|Diplomatic Ties - The Series, Fabrics|0 comments

When my wife and I started with the Diplomatic Ties series five years ago none of us expected it to go on for this long. The blog has also evolved. When we started the focus where specifically on the ties. But I received plenty of comments, both online and IRL, from people wanting to know more about the rest of the outfits as well. That’s when I started listing the items I wear. I’m still not entirely comfortable with that. It’s borderline obnoxious and it also reminds me how much money I’ve spent on clothes… . But it is something

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Spring Beer

By Daniel Blockert|March 25, 2017|General Menswear|0 comments

Some Swiss beer to celebrate the arrival of spring. Jacket by Lander Urquijo, shirt and tie from Charvet, ps from Eton, Berg & Berg pants, shoes from Allen Edmonds and Garrett Leight sunglasses. Click on the headline for more pics.

The Linen Tie

By Daniel Blockert|August 17, 2016|Fabrics, General Menswear|0 comments

A linen tie is a great option during the summer months but you always have the problem that they tend to lose the shape a little, especially lightly lined or even unlined ties. But there are several tiemakers that offer silk/linen blends, like this tie from Charvet. It lets you have the best of both worlds: the summery texture of linen combined with the sheen and structure of silk. Isaia jacket, Zegna Couture shirt, tie from Charvet, Rose & Born ps, Incotex chinos, chukkas from Paraboot and Garrett Leight sunglasses. Click on the headline for more pictures.