US embassies and missions abroad rarely actually hold receptions on the 4th of July, since they want to give their staff the chance to travel home over the holiday. Here in Geneva the reception was held last week. But I can of course post what I wore to the event on the correct day! Jacket from Morris, Inglese shirt, tie from Shibumi, ps from Vanda, Berg & Berg pants, shoes from Mano, Panama from Olney and Moscot shades. Click on the headline for more pics.
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
The sun is back in Geneva so time for fairweather clothes. The knitted silk tie is the first one I’ve tried from Cordone 1956, a small company based in Aielli not far from Rome. Further north in Italy you find another small town, Cerreto Guidi (close to Florence) which houses Buttero, in my opinion the maker of the world’s finest sneakers, like these in woven suede. The linen jacket is from Morris, shirt from Drake’s, tie and ps from Cordone, Incotex pants and Buttero sneakers. Click on the headline for more pictures.