TOKYO UMIT : PARIS OMISSIONS

Evening Style Merchants. So lets viddy some style & stuff from the shows that just went down. Double regret not being about to witness certain moments in Paris mens, but alas was socially thwarted. A couple of omissions haunt me.  The Umit Benan (click) show was one event I’d particularly love to have been at. Just looh at it, ffs? Benan is a full-blown banging Style-Monger. Non? This is the best show out of the lot of ‘em. Quote me, bitches.

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Check his site. He’s not doing bloody fashion: He’s doing resonant styled characters in context. Too, too good. Actually cool. Am gonna try and get immersed. Latest chapter, debuted in Paris the other week was ‘Tokyo Diaries“.

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Stick the track on below, the boys fancy a shuffle, right guys?

Japan lads style is great but confusing in this instance. Semi-ignore it, Roger?

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Benan’s a masterful stylist, but also he’s channeling masculinity so convincingly yet not in daft fash’ manner, we must take note. Casting is spot on, too.

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Kimono influence is gonna be a thing, trust man.

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 Some other stylish stuff from Umit AW16

Will get more articulate tomorrow, really I will, but for now wanted to show and tell.

Stubbs out.

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 Still or sparking?

TOLERA NIGHT VISION:HOMECOMING THEME

Afternoon Style Merchants. Continuing prevailing flower week theme, must petition your attention to pal Christos Tolera’s forthcoming exhibition entitled “Homecoming”. Tolera is an Actor, Painter & Style Monger extraordinaire (click).  I’ll let Christos tell it, as he wrote some good words explaining the whole thing, see right below. The gist is, he’s presenting a collection of beautiful dark pictures of flowers that he takes at night, when out & about, lurking & researching. I think they’re gorgeous images, and I wish to shout out his show next week: Hail stealth flower homage artiste. People, come visit mans show.

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Flowers everywhere this week, partic round Lavinia Villa: Feels like a funeral at times. Maybe it is, a sort of one

Christos is from the Hackney manor and his perspective on area is also double interesting. His perspective is interesting full stop. Tolera’s Instagram has examples of this work to, but note, its also a trifle racy in places (click). 

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Obvs our crew are all going down there. It might be nice to join us on various levels. Its at the BSMT Show Space, 5 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8BH, or (clicky). Will come back and write some more fun stuff on here, but can’t just now. I am also double interested on what Tolera will be dropping style wise for Homecoming, naturally.

Stubbs out. 

NB. Christos Tolera Homecoming 5th-7th. Private view this coming Thursday on 4th. Visit ChristosTolera.Com  for more Tolera action.

 

DEAD-HEADING

Morning Style Mongers. Told you there was a flower theme this week, right? Dead-Heading. Yeah? Anyone? Never mind, seen this? Deadpool. Don’t watch superhero films ever, but this isn’t one. It’s actually funny & dark by the look of the trailer. My boy Ed Skrein is the baddy, Ajax, attempting to trifle with that Ryan Reynolds throughout. G’wan the British/London guy.

Been working on style looks all week for the press days/screenings in London tomorrow and New York next week. For today in London Skrein is gonna be busting this Alexander McQueen jacquard woven bomber with velvet Sam Brown holster detail. Sinister street style, non?

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Don’t know if can see the fabric in this shot, but is really special. Subtle, chic, unusual, and cool. Note. the cuffs have thumb holes, and fold back, right, and are not compulsory. Also, Black Air Max 90s (click) and later Louboutin grey leather or suede Chelsea boots. Loub’ image to come.

Skrein Road Flex: Black Nike Air Max 90s.

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Louboutin boots, but more grey. More grey.

Add black Burbs jeans, film actors own, charcoal grey melange knit by our pals John Smedley and we’re there. He looks like a suave cat burglar, I think. More style bits when I get ‘em, but still not finalised Ed’s kettle so better sign off and get fizzing, Roger?

Stubbs out.

PS. Below is not a work in progress, this just happened to be the team look when showed up for a fitting at Ed’s bits: Marl joggers, check. White wife beater, check. After that we diverge a little on the visuals. I might be receding, but Ed’s actually wearing a piece in this shot. Can you spot it? Joe Mills to do us both a hair-favour later, right Joseph: How the finger? Stopped bleeding yet? #WhiteGoodsError

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Vest good friends.

JUGUFLEUR VANE

Morning Style Mongers. Gonna be working strong floral theme this week. Flowers here are Strelitzia, or Birds of Paradise. Jug was Christmas present from a beloved one, now flown. Flowers are from Columbia Road, obvs, and blue is ‘Hague’ and very blue. Its gonna be a cold and very blue February too, kind of. Still, sun god Ra is in effect, thankfully.

 
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Flight of the orange birds of Paradise.

Gonna pay homage to the water and set things right again; At das Lido, naturally. Don’t woz, things gonna brighten up, just had to lay this truth down. Christos Tolera’s done some lovely flower based work, and he’s got an exhibition on 4th February in Stokey. Its gonna be good. Thats coming later this week. And some style. Really. Hold tight.

Stubbs out.

PS. I just had to change the song. Had to stop fucking about. Had to be Joni, Blue, in the end. Hits the mark. Always Joni..

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Bird of Paradise by Robert Mapplethorpe.

 

IT’S ALRIGHT, I THINK

Afternoon Style Mongers. For me zi fashions are over, jah? As Paris dawdles on, am double glad to be yarded again in London. Missed the place. Missed the people. People. Some people missing. Some sadness, but that is life, yeah? That is what we sign up for, right? Tell ya what, being sad in obscene luxury is totes vile. Much better at home. Bring it on home. Stick on Kurt Vile and then look at some Cerruti AW16, right? 

Gonna write more about the Cerruti 1881 collection, but right now the suns out and gonna pay homage to the market deities, cheese, fish, meat. Later the flower gods.

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I will say J.B. held back and let Cerruti be what is should be. Draped, elegant, modern and about modern luxe fabric. Its metropolitan and not retro. He hid well and let the house&mill  function. Bravo.

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Loved this take on shearling. Proper modern, easy luxe.

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As I say, Ra is in full effect, so off out. Always brings out the hippy in me. Dig Hawkwind bredrins and be free.

 

Stubbs out, not down.

Told ya was gonna be good. Was good.