Morning Style Merchants. Put on the opening titles to Do The Right Thing with P.E. in effect, see below, to witness some doppio serious moves. That girl’s Soul Train line dancer Rosie Perez, and she’s got a fierce rinse cycle in action, right there. I’d go full screen for a spell; she has. My pal who danced for 24 hours for charidy could have done a spell at Rosie’s level of commitment to dancing, maybe. But then this was 1989. The Summer. The sound of a funky drummer, etc. Yes please too all. Note, additional sax for film. Then if ya fancy, browse fragment’s of the style week in pictures. First, big black goods news. Nay Sayers, or Naysers, as I call them can keep on nay-sing: I’ve ordered the black L.G.* (click) I wanted, so fuck you and John Wayne. In doing so am following the black square motif that defines the kitchen. It’s got a steam cycle. Handles 9kg at a time, yeah? And its black.
LG TrueSteam™, in black.
Its the dawning of a new laundry era. Meanwhile, I have to agree with Chuck, most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamp, either, though the current ‘Comedy Greats‘ serious from the Royal Mail does have a rather significant Pete&Dud 1st class version (click).
* Life’s Good, but some PR watch woman gave me a fashion kiss of death-cold in Basel, so had a cold all week. Stone cold, gave me the cold: First the kiss hello, then the I’ve got a terrible cold lyric. Unbelievable. No conception. No real biggy either though, and did get rather obsessed with M&S white cotton hanks. Been flying through them. Despite work load/deline and pending doom, took time out yesterday to press the laundered batch into neat triangles. Am alarmed at how calm it made me. Looked so good, actually can’t wait for next cold. Bring the nause! Feed a cold, starve a fever? I dropped multiple grapefruits, applied vaseline, and took my cold running in the hail and swimming in the sunshine. Again, fuck you virus, and John Wayne.
Stone Island action Mac.
Saw a brilliant new piece of Stoney in a new multilayered performance fabric, including removable quilted fleece lining. Don’t look too much, but thats whats good about it, badge off, this would be an urban low key tool. Have more notes, but are in other room and am still in bed, right?
Caruso styling. Loving Caruso’s work.
Caruso dress collar/tie detail.
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Side note, there’s two or three new columns from last week on ThomasStubbs.com, including Carlo Brandelli on watch style, which is interesting (click). Also HTSI on texture being the new colour/pattern, but don’t think thats up yet.
Tom Dixon stapler at MingCorp’s John Lewis prezza.
Seriously want this stapler so can stylishly staple in bed, as so nicely matches my Tom Dixon hanging lamp in same copper, putting a whole new spin on the term bed-bound.
Paul Smith mainline oversized O’coat, better in black.
Holland & Holland new style all canvas bags.
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Vogue Hommes Paris SS15
Best mens mag came out this week too, see above. Will review in next post. Maybe. Buy it anyway, its very good. Enjoy checking how many of my Out&Abouts tally with their news. See, its been a hell of a week.
P.S. Wonder, as Newsnight are struggling badly for content and flavour, maybe there’s a solution right here. Flava Flav has a direct yet abstract approach to presenting, see Night Of The Living Baseheads below, with PETV. Massively underrated P.E. track. Could be my favour fav. Also wonder if Flav ever consider a square, black Mondaine kitchen clock as a pendant. Could have been a thing, no? Put your square clocks forward kids, and forget about the round ones.
P.P.S. Meanwhile in singlet news, La Perla showed me this. Thanks Pearl.
La Perla singlet, featuring string panels.
Blow dry and singlet at Orlebar Brown Pucci do mid-week.
Introducing Pap Belm-Light; the new fashion party grimace. Met a smashing blow dry there. Will update next episode.