Heavy Linen – Semi Formal

By Daniel Blockert|May 1, 2021|General Menswear|0 comments

Last year I bought a linen jacket from Tweed Stockholm. It was made for them by Bladen and in an unusually heavy (450g) Irish linen twill from Spencer Bryson. I immediately loved that jacket. You get the breathable cool wear of linen, but it handles almost like wool with less creasing and it keeps the shape better. Very lightly structured but with a marked shoulder in the English manner. So I was very excited when they made a new jacket for this summer in the same type of fabric, but with a different pattern. Bought it immediately. Here it is

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The Italian Background

By Daniel Blockert|April 25, 2021|General Menswear|0 comments

If you wear a jacket in a bold and/or light pattern, the Italians realised that you should combine that with solid colour shirt and tie. The most classic version is a light blue shirt with a navy tie, often called the “Italian Background” To add some texture the tie works best if it’s knitted or, as in this case, in a grenadine fabric. Jacket from Zegna, Attolini shirt, tie from Poszetka, Richard James ps. pants from Incotex and Sanders shoes. Scent: Hiram Green Slowdive.

12 Degrees Below Zero

By Daniel Blockert|February 1, 2021|General Menswear|0 comments

Wanted to take new suit out for a spin. Quickly realised that temperatures around 12 degrees below zero requires sturdier stuff so I had to get changed. Managed a few pics first though. Coat from Luciano Barbera, Cesare Attolini suit, bespoke shirt (CYC), tie from Kiton, Richard James ps, shoes from Morjas, Zegna scarf and gloves from Berg & Berg. Scent: L’Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu. Click on the headline for more pics.