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.

Diplomatic Ties 351: Kiton

By Daniel Blockert|June 15, 2016|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

Well, Pitti has started after all, so even if I’m not there myself I can be there in spirit with a little more “sprezza” than usual. Jacket from Cantarelli, Drake’s shirt, Kiton tie, Boivin ps, Massimo Dutti pants, Saucony Low Pro Vegan sneakers, Tusenö watch and a Panama from Shibumi. Click on the headline for more pictures.  

Close-up from Diplomatic Ties 349 – Tusenö

By Daniel Blockert|June 9, 2016|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|0 comments

This day was also the maiden voyage for my new watch, Tusenö (Tusenö translates from Swedish as “Thousand Island”, a reference to the archipelago on the Swedish west coast, outside of Gothenburg). A Swedish Kickstarter project that I decided to support just because I liked how their first prototypes looked. So far I am very pleased. It looks and feels like a much more expensive watch.

Diplomatic Ties 349: Boivin

By Daniel Blockert|June 8, 2016|Diplomatic Ties - The Series|1 comments

For me French ties were more or less synonymous with Charvet and Hermès, together with a few Parisian tailors that made their own ties in-house. Now I have discovered that there were more to French ties than this with brands such as Howard’s and Boivin. Boivin has actually been around for a long time and made ties for several other brands alongside their own line. Above all they make lovely madder ties that are on par with any of the best English brands. Thanks to Dirnelli I found out about Kimono, a small shop in Paris that sell Boivin ties made

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