Archive for April, 2011

WHITE LIGHT, WHITE TIE

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

In light of Wednesday’s evening-wear dismissal, thought might be of interest to see how other types choose to interpret dress codes.

‘We would go out tonight..’

For those that fancy Fedora action, note Lanvin’s AW 11 Paris show looks below.

TS out.


STYLE REFEREE

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

MARK RONSON – RED CARD – TROUSER MISJUDGEMENT

Harem plus-four hybrid evening stance disaster.

Being a modern ‘style icon’ can be tough. Mixing it up on the decks and in the wardrobe takes nerves. DJ, remixer and style enthusiast Ronson looses the badger hairdo and dresses for evening.

Ronson’s evening wear checklist: New neat quiff, check, buttoned up white shirt, check, black dress suit with hybrid shawl collar and plus four style cropped harem pants, check. And its all over…One can see even Mark realises this was a point that didn’t need making. For ‘Rick Astley channelling Blackadder I at a dinner dance’ he earns an early bath. Straight to red. Misses next three celebrity parties. (Shoes omitted on humanitarian grounds).

TS out in Marrakech, so posting is awful tricky.

VIDEO STYLE STANCE NO.8

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

MR. CHRISTIAN B. BARKER

Perhaps the impending royal wedding  has brought out the patriot in The World’s Best Dressed Australian*, Editor of The Rake magazine and part time contemporary dance choreographer C.B. Barker. Perhaps. One of my main criticisms (there are many) of man-style is not following a look through. This could hardly be levelled at this Uber-prep: a veritable  Commonwealth of accessorisation in a blazer.  Shoreditch really will never be the same again.

MR. BARKER’S STANCE BREAKDOWN

(Click for link)

-Dunhill blazer – with silver buttons

-Tod’s red white and blue Gommino driving shoe. Can’t find. Where did he get those kiddies?

-Johnsons of Elgin Tartan scarf is from actual Scotland.

-Ignatious Joseph gingham shirt. Ignatious is a quite mad Asian/German shirt maker of some repute.

-RRL Jeans.

-Uniqlo socks. Barker explains cleverly the origin of the name- unique and low cost, (he’s an editor you know). One of the best things in the shop, but not on the site. Dagnabbit.

-Andrews of Milan. Exists. Fact.


-Dunhill ‘Bobby Finder’ watch. Found rather idiosyncratic at the time but with retrospect rather like this kettle.


TS out.

PS. Note robe shouldering of author/camera man if you can.


* There are only two well dressed Australians.

WATCH THIS SPACE

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Am dying the never ending virtual vs. actual work deadline death again. Not your problem I realise, but real world work making it awfully difficult to keep posting, so do excuse. It’s mainly watch editorial right now, plus more Style Consigliere work today with him off the telly, so maybe might get something interesting to post from that. Until then would you be appeased with a couple of watches I wonder? Maybe combining two is way forward.

Bremont U2 – ‘Stealth Macho’.

Am ‘consigliering’ that this test pilot watch by Bremont is the way forward for my boy. It is too. Isnt it menacing ? Tested to buggery by the brothers English who founded Bremont (click) by persistently ejecting through the cockpit canopies of their U2 stealth planes at regular intervals. Good job there is two of ‘em. This baby can take all sorts with magnetic Faraday cage and anti shock mounting developed by Bremont. Wish I had a Faraday cage. I’d keep birds in it. Check the site as this is a really mental brand in its early years, embracing a brilliant, real flyers ethos. NB. The boys are proper flyers. Its in their blood.

More stuff later team? A VIDEO STANCE maybe?

TS  well under it..

..in the cellar, with a head mounted torch, looking for a reason and a small Bellstaff rucksack..

…and a cage.





VIDEO STYLE STANCE NO.7

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

MR. PATRICK GRANT

Plotted regally on his perch outside Norton&Sons stands Savile Row’s most eligible beard. He is sporting an harmonious ensemble of grey and blues from his tailors (and I do mean his) Norton’s (click) and the much vaunted E.Tautz (click) . Note, Grant deploys elegant ‘blendy-matchy’, as opposed to horrid ‘matchy-matchy’, even down to his scent . Now that what I call working a look. A veritable  walking washing instruction, Patrick highlights critical names of UK manufacturers and a most accurate breakdown of fabric content. Its just this attention to detail that is so sadly lacking these days. Take it away Patty..

MR.GRANTS STANCE

(Click on names for links)


-E.Tautz tie. In solid wool and slightly wider, they really are the best around at the mo’. Style fact. Barneys can’t sell enough of ‘em.

-E.Tautz gingham shirt. A pretty self explanatory Dicky.


-John Lobb loafer. Some loafers, by John Lobb.


-Bleu de Chanel. Still working on aromo-a-vision, but here’s the link. Try the Scorsese film for a bit of drama, based on Patrick’s daily commute. ‘Be unexpected’ (click), sometimes its the Piccadilly, sometimes the Victoria line.

This is what you signed up for style fans, yeah? Scott Shortman, I’m coming for you…

Stubbs out.