Morning Style Mongers. Let’s just flag this right up for starters: I have not finished-fucking-well sunbathing this Summer. Do, you, get-me, weather tings? I am owed most of August, it feels like. Ok. That said, things are changing, not just climate wise, but on a stylistic gender slant. Did I mention New Gucci to ya? Doppio very exciting, and not without controversy. Got meetings in town and a do later, and am considering channelling something from this lot, see below. No-one mention or even click on this (click). It would be super churlish. New Gucci is a coup, just be careful how you go with it, fellas.

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 Gucci AW14: Thats now, that is.

Been dying to start chatting bout this new Gucci scene. Is too, too interesting and exciting, and rather amusing, although am a believer. Thought get the bow rolling with some shots, but, can’t do a proper debate/set piece, as too much on, obvs. Running behind: Been to see my mother, you see; she’s ok. Thanks for wondering, some of you. Bit trying, but ok. 

So, some more Gucci looks. Would so wear that satin shirt, right there, below. 


I’ve been buying into this look below. Got the crepe satin shirt (click). Note. Bow not included. Not. More of that later. Busted in Friday at Da Poles B’d bash. Its all B’d bashes at the mo’.


 Gucci bow, though.

Gucci champagne blouse III

Bow try: Pony & crepe? 

Its Flamingo Bonces B’d do tonight, too, so maybe some more New Gucci, anyone? Yes, bow selecta.


For those that didn’t click in intro, couldn’t help putting this in. The tune is so evocative (for a certain age group). God The Seventies were bleak. People thought this was the funniest thing on TV. Forgive us. Oddly, Betty’s got all the bows, but Franks got the new-Guc’ outer look down though, no?

Stubbs out in The Metropolis.


Morning Style Vendors. So under da cosh with work, need to clear the decks for Mothers release from Hospital tomorrow, now her bone has mended. Forget The Carnvial and Old School Hip-Hop, its all about hip-op-replacements, and OAPs for me. Zimmer Zimmer, who got the keys to my Stanner..who am I?


In pants, on set, with Di Nero, Scorsese and Keitel in Mean Streets (underwear link) 

Off to Zum Zuma (click) with Walters, Holden & Flamingo Bonce for Carlos’ birthday. Right now. Now. No carnival, no work and no progress, except for a card just made using Mean Streets image above as got Carl some Sunspel Sea Island boxers, (underwear link). Forget the pressure, keep it stylish, to the bone, to the pants. After all, who am? Das Sharpener, jah!? Tek it Beanie

Stubbs out in The Metropolis. 


Morning Hot/Wet Style-Steppers.  Seems went to sleep googling ‘running track – East London’, now woken up doing same. Need to break that pattern. Need to clear style palette, too. Its making me tense, thinking bout other stuff* without a comment or a tune offered up, to you, the moderately faithful. Seems slack, when its so easy to share. I need to find a track. To run on. Need to get quicker over a mile and to loose the beginning of a Derby** thats appearing. Not to be confused with this brogue Derby thats appearing in rich dark brown soon, though, courtesy of Cleverley.

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G.J.Cleverley Henry with Dainite sole

You see, I need to get proper speedy over a mile and the track just does the trick. Know a special trick that makes you train so hard and quick. Didn’t see another sole yesterday to speak to, but there’s a time and a plaice for solitude. When it rains like November in August, it’s one of those times. The rain solicited this shoe-outburst. Stick Eden Ahbez on, he’s good with that sole-itude story. 

Would have judged and sneered a man in man-made, rubber soles and a formal suit not too long ago. Things a changin’. Now finding a small troop of excellent ones for AW15. Which is round the corner, btw. Led by the pair of Clevs‘, above, which are rather elegant, from one of my utter favs, G.J.Cleverley (click). They now do ‘em in dark brown too, but not got the image. Yet. Pierre..

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Mr.Hare Bernard, also with Dainite sole.

I also like Mr.Hares Derby Dainites, too (clicky), as ever Hare is achieving modern with a heritage accent. Just look at Marcs site! He’s having a hoot over there outside his shop in Notting Hill. Look at all the happy people. Also digging what Alberto Guardiani (click) is doing with man made soles, but his people aren’t digging me, or getting back that is. Loving their work out there. But I know its August you Italian lot, and you’ve take the whole month off, but style goes on, right? No wonder Italy struggles in commerce. Everyone still takin’ two hours for lunch too, one notes. Still, lovely shoes, so do give us a shout back and I’ll stick em in my Das Sharpenizer column. Anyone know the Guardiani massive? Give em a nudge on their lounger between gelatos maybe?

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Alberto Guardiani boots with man made sole.

There’s more shoes to mention (Grenson, Tods, and all that) but now I seem bang-off track. No track found, either. Where was I? Yes. You can’t argue with the rain. Its nature, boys. 

Stubbs out. 

PS. Dear Baroness MingCorp brought this image to my notice. Its great. Loving Miles shallow one-button DB stance. Great kettle shot too, some one should steal that, non? Kettle massive? 

* Like new Gucci.

**Kelly. Not just a shoe style..

PPS. Is there such a thing as a NightNurse sole? Just wondering.


Miles Davis receives half time results, in shallow DB chalk stripe.


Afternoon Mein Style Mongers. Still feeling Caruso’s flow in a major way. Espesh with this  overcast grey scene that descended on the East Metropolis. Don’t know bout the rest of the world. Defo liking braces and pleats though. 

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 Jean Baptiste-Paris for Caruso AW15

This Susan Cadogan Trojan track is very nice. Have a listen, non?

Thanks Susan. Lovely stuff.  “Do it, do it, do it..” Remind you of something? See The J.B.s at the P.S. Watch the pastiche of Ska related imagery. Its not usual. 

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Caruso details.

Belt and braces? Yeah, he was in The Small Faces

Stubbs out.

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 Dunhill AW15

P.S. Was gonna link this track via a clickage, then thought, nope, ‘llow the track visuals in the post. So, hello Monie!? you never came back..


Afternoon Style Sphynzsters. Desp’ wanna chat bout Gucci Coup, but can’t . No time. Been on the pinstripe tip all week, thus. Or is it in fact chalkstripe am chatting bout? During visit to The Sextonium yesterday for some sartorial whizzdom (and otherwise), this difference became apparent. 


D.B in D-B pinstripe. Crazy cut, with dropped peaks, and fitted silhou’.

Had the pant-waist of my Sexton wide-leg, ‘long-low-leafy’ D-B V.B.C. pale mink pinstripe nipped in, and the jacket tweaked too.  Its a gorgeous minky grey flannel chalkstripe by Vitale Barberis Canonico (click) which is why is remains chic and not straight, see below, left.


Sexton long low leafy DBs.

That, plus its Eduardo thats cut it, and me thats wears it.  It’s all about chalk stripes in subtle, suave flannels, also known as cables. Will be dropping that suit again, come September and temp dropping, but never dropping the tempo.

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Sexton from contemporary archive, crazy shoe choice. Very Jarvis.

Its hard, ‘beaded’ stripes that are trad Wall Street/City flex’s. Not sexy, not chic, Eduardo explained. Thanks brother.  Must admit, not really feeling wearing the tailored stripe flex’s that am researching full stop right now, and instead have this tune by Francis Bebey in my head, with every intention of fleeing the Metropolis mid September. Keep this song in mind, and flea brothers, yes? ‘There are people in town, crazy people in town’. Too, too true Franc’. ‘So much wilder than we’. Well.

Francis Bebey, shirt by Saint Laurent SS15

‘Money is what they like’. What exactly is he even chatting bout? Don’t know for sure, but like it, and fancy being in similar scene. Will add to this, with pinstripe images for AW15, but might get a bit more savage first. Make sure you’re not a pinstripe crazy town head. I don’t mind a sauve black coffee cola, as it goes though.


Boglioli AW15, he’s had his coffee cola. Is wearing off a bit, though.

Hermes coat nice, non?


Hermes AW15, black bag full of black coffee cola.

Going out later, in the glamourous East. Can’t imagine what gonna wear, but as keeping Francis on, so something will happen

Stubbs out.

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Ede&Ravenscroft AW15


Gruau, 1985 for Dormueil.