Archive for May, 2016


Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Morning Style Merchants. Hope is doppio well. Just booked this gaff for Florence Pitti Uomo menswear fest’ in June on The Air B’n’B. So thrilled by it, trying not to show off, but thrilled. Admit get uptight bout making these calls sometimes, haunted by notions that will get it wrong, but this one has made me happy. £84/notte, ffs. So much better than doing it in a doppio-spenny hotel, no? Am looking forward to doing Pitti with a nice clear head, too. Stick Nino- Looking For You on, below. Ever so good: I’m gonna be looking for me in this place.

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Federicos drum had me by the rads.

Really, stick it on. Its super calm stuff, no? Bless the old Pitti institution. I do so like it, but the Pitti Pillocks/Peacocks don’t half need some modernising. They could take a leaf out of my pals book whom linked this week..

Okay, as hinted at, some style stuff. Visited Casely-Hayford (click) boys this week in South Tottenham, and was knocked out by what they’ve worked up over the last seven years. Really strong contemporary tailoring stance- its great to see it, handle and try it on. Just did this on the boys 48 hour MTM tailoring service that launches at Harvey Nichs this month (click). Previously unheard of turn around. Mental. Great service idea and wicked blocks, but this piece don’t come near telling the full C-H sartorial story. Loved this ‘Wentworth’ navy mesh unlined summer weight overcoat, made in Japan. bit like crisp, perf’, clean neoprene-light. Odd but works so well.  It’s such a modern piece but with fundamentally classic elegance running thru it. A metaphor for the father and son team, no? Or is it other way round. Best worn by Charlie C-H himself. Has to be seen and handled to grasped thoroughly. £735 from Selfridges. Bang modern.


Wentworth’ navy mesh unlined summer weight overcoat (name after golf tournament or women’s prison)?

Poor Charles (what Joe called him) didn’t want the smiling shot but I badgered him into letting me use it on the Insta’ as is so nice of him smiling at his Dad- on their joint birthday! How lovely is that scene. Sorry, but it too, too much family harmony not to comment/depict. Explains why J.C-H is drinking a cheeky red, btw. This biker fusion piece below was very good on too, sort of aggro MadMax chic, but urban. Good, even on an old fucker like me, I thought. Not sure I’d have ‘robe shouldered’ (click) it in the show tho’. Who styled it, btw?


Casely-Hayford SS16

And as you know, I super love this jade green shawl DB. Too good. Couldnt use for my picture in my column as had run before. Shame, so here it is again.


Casely-Hayford SS16

This coat is a totes-killer. Seriously. Light, but with great verve to the sweeping, perfect lapels, classism to the drape and cut, and pure signature C.H. to the slope shoulder with rope sleeve head. So chic. Picture don’t do it justice. Will ask the boys/check notes on how much and what clothe/season etc. Its such a brilliant calling card of what these two are up to. Inspired by their work and words, coming next season to The Sharpener thing : The New Structure. Vatch dis space..


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There is more. not got time for it though as have real work and running to do. Anyway, back to the old house… its still lovely, no? Might just plot up, read a book and not go to the Pitti. Who knows.
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Back to the old house

<and something else/put this on, its good. >

El Michels Affair is also gonna work when padding the stoney streets of Florence. Perhaps. <this bit needs work>


More SS16 Casely-Hayford.

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<Crisp & vintage chamber tings a g’wan.>

Its Bank Holiday you lot, for G’s sake go out and flex some May attitude, seen?

Stubbs out.

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 A Different Corner (click),



Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Afternoon Style Mongers. Continuing the subject of honesty, this song made me laugh out loud today. Oscar Brown Jr – But I Was Cool. Is bang on, but nothing like how things are right now in real world. Still funny though, see below. Less funny this is my Anderson&Sheppard suit mentioned in previous post, also below, on its debut to the theatre Saturday night. Wore it with a cream Drakes bespoke button down and crocodile Louis’, in the end. Love the pleats on the pants so much. Exquisitely executed. That was it for now on style front


New Anderson&Sheppard luxe drape.

Heres the deets for those that are interested: A&S Lounge Suit in Holland & Sherry 753107 Biscuit/Fawn Flannel (9oz) plus , vest with Step Collar. Cant do any more at mo’, apol’s but off to see the boys Casely-Hayford at their studio in twenty, Joe & Charlie

<I’ll put some more style in here. Wha’ you want? Trench coats or cardigan jackets? Thats what am holding largely> J,J.? Fill in the gaps could you please?  

Cant even get sign off in right place.

Stubbs out. 


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Morning Style Merchants. Hope all is looking bright for May. Putting together a new plan of action. Lets see what happens. Optimistic. Solutions are so potentially varied its both thrilling and daunting prospect. Thraunting. Just gonna engage in load of new stuff and see what reveals itself. Obvs needs some new style stances to run alongside this. Let ya know, if you up for it loggin’ on. I did have Fred Locks & The Creations Steppers right up here, but Fairport Convention had to be moved up. Simply, too, too on the money for today… do listen-its lovely music for new soft style plans.

Just bought this shirt to liven up my potential LC:M stances. Is by Camoshita (click). Fabric has a gorgeous hand, in cotton/silk/linen. Dry and lovely, slightly faded like its vintage. Really does feel like from different place/era- not the pony, pedestrian mainstream. Colours are gorg’ too. Might stick under my new Anderson&Sheppard three piece flannel number that picking up tomozza. Double excited bout that, hoping is gonna be new era of drape-luxe. You likey? Yo must play Fairport Convention though, regardless. Must.


Camoshita cotton/linen/silk shirt.

Between this shirt look, Fred’s lyrics and the ones from F.C. below is where am having a go at existing, for now. Second biggest question is, which boot to stride it out in? See Louis Leemans, double below. Exley reckons the suede. “Leather could be way too much cowboy.  Suede is far more graceful.” Think da girl is right, you know.

Stubbs out.

PS. Some style notes below Fred Locks & The Creation Steppers. What a name.

Trying to focus on “Mind what you’re doin’.”  Also Watch the things you’re saying’” rest should be a breeze..

Suede or leather? The new Leeman brothers…

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Louis Leeman leather boot, called Jim I think.

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Louis Leeman suede boot, also Jim?



Friday, May 13th, 2016

Morning Style Mongers. Things are cracking away in most positive manner here in The Metrop’. Been totes-tied up with it all and thus flailing to deliver on here, as per. Massive apols  but will get on case shorters, I swear. For now, have a shufty at me new New Gucci shirt, in light blue chambre cotton with pin tuck bib front and trolly dolly style button on tie. To tie or not to tie? That is one of the many questions this shirt demands, of/about the wearer. Pussy Bow-Selecta is another?


 Gucci Air Hostess uniform, SS16.

Guc’ shirt is from Browns and it was love at first site. Some proper edgy, informed and luxe flex’s dropping in their menswear right now. Well worth a visit if you are the thinking trendy man type, with wedge. Some of it beyond what I can handle, perhaps including shirt above. We’ll see..For now, stick on Big Youth- Screaming Target (appropriate as is what am gonna be if bust the Gucci fully Pussy Bowed up)

..but also some wicked bits of Walid, Kolor and that hat bloke who I’ve forgotten name of for now. Shall update, fo’ sho’ tho’.


LA Hat bloke thing, from Browns

Saw The Mr.Hare yest’ too, in his new Powis Terrace shop, deep West Side., (No.23 in, No.7s out). Even more loads to chat ’bout. partic’ about the Powis Manor. Very interesting stuff from Marc. 


Print shirt by Walid at Browns

Finish me copy and getting me down da Lido to test Orlebar Browns’ swim shoes. Honestly- been told to do that by The F.T. Duty calls

Stubbs out.

PS. Whoever keeps hacking this blog, you better fucking stop, or I will hunt man down and something will definitely happen. When I’ve got a moment, that is. Something though. Trust.


Neighbourhood cotch, with Mr.Hare’s new shop, Powis Terrace. 


Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Morning Style Mongers. Stick on The Captain and take it as a theme for your weekend. I am. Too, too much up beat psychedelic Beefheart mentalness to ignore. On that note, am meeting the monster later, except its me, and it’s my sister who’s meeting it. Only kidding, of course: Its gonna be top family serene stuff. Ben Pontin from the Keynsham Massive is gonna link, and now Cousin Kate in the Endz too. Much family action. In similar vein, shout out to man like Snuffers AKA Simon Monk top flight Style&Error Style Merchant and  Rankin’ Modernist from back in the day. Loyalist ‘reader/activist’ and a big support for me. He is 40 years old tonight, and this track is for him. Take El Capo

Summer Parkas in The HowToSpendIt this weekend if you’re interested, actually approaching readablish for once (click). My favs are below, there are more too. We’ve included Phil Daniels as Jimmy in Quardaphenia too, which is a first/ground breaking cultural ting for The Sharpener visuals, frankly.


Jimmy in Quadrophenia- played by Phil Daniels, 1979


 E.Tautz AW16. 

Shall I same some stuff bout Summer Parka style? Its summer and there’s some good parkas out there. Love Tautz ones particularly. Was a pink one in the window of Duke Street shop a while ago. Was totally brilliant.  There. Done. 


Joseph AW16

So, have a wicked weekend, Simon.

Stubbs out.

PS. Can you see the real me? Not awfully sure, but having a bloody good look these days. Is shocking stuff. Go to bottom for The Who, they were rather good you know.


Phil Daniel gets his eye-line right.

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Corneliani AW16