Archive for September, 2016


Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Apres-Midi Les Fans De Style, am allez Marseille. Updating soon. Got some good stuff coming. Honest.


Stubbs en dehors.


Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Morning Style Mongers. A note to say am working on things and gonna be right back at it on here shortly. As can see, been taking care of style business these part two weeks. 


Watch modelling stance in Bulgari, in Brioni, this week at work.

<style content and stuff, pref’ piffy relevant and amusing, yeah?>

Stubbs out


Monday, September 19th, 2016

Evening Style Mongers. Might have to play this track to fill the space for now. Cant raise a post. Not possible. Bit drained. Lots happened, but no way can get it down on here. Apologies. 

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Stubbs out.


Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Morning Style Mongers. Think had the longest, calmest summer ever managed. Feels like got ’bout a bonus 2.5 days a week to rattle about with due to not going actually mental once. Shame in some ways, miss it,  but there’s benefits. Am going mental ’bout these Rubinacci Manny shorts however. Properly Radio Raheem (click). Love them. Love. Even though summer pretty much done, we’ve been granted a short reprieve this week with tons of sun. Gonna flex ’em as much as possible. For example busted bright green pair to Hackney Carnival with Lyall, his daughter Tui and the dog Treacle Sunday. A modest, very approachable affair compared to its big, aggro cousin cross the town. Most agreeable we found it. Ridley Road was alive with people, food and two systems. Didn’t get chance to linger but was good, pretty calm and warm. Did have jerk chicken but never made back for curry goat. 


Carnival basements: Travis Pickle featuring jungle canopy.

Cant get a link on The Neapolitans site to shorts, but they do longs too, also cool. Rubinacci call them Manny trousers (click-mans), but they’re really known as Gurkha pants it seems, with the double cross over strap on higher waist belt thing going on. Loving that green, no?


Straps thread through and buckle at the sides, which seems like pain but isn’t  and take belt out of equation. This waistband scene keeps things nice and neat and nice and high, and of course its all bout das pleats right now. Scene. Cant see it in the Travis Perk shot at top, but included as the weather was so lovely, magic hour, just had to get that snap. Oh yes, better stick on GSH, yes? It’s doppio gorge’ for this weeks Indian summer reprieve. Thanks Gil.

<talking of Indian summers, mention Mohammed’s trays across the road Biriani gesture?>


Manny Shorts, Dem- Rubinacci

Not actually wearing shorts with the parka below real time,  just trying it on yesterday when ‘working’. Not gonna mention parka label, too niche, but will in bout November. Don’t dwell on it, but tan gone by then, so shame to waste shot, right.


Short reprieve continues..

Shorts are in super soft brushed cotton drill and feel rather super on. They’re a seriously game-changing shorts flex if ask me. Am actually thinking bout going away to South of France for six days to flex them again before another year is over. Let ya know on that. Might need an excuse, suggestions welcome. 


To tell ya the truth never can get enough of Lady Day&John Coltrane, though. Found self driving round the manor mid evening, roof off with this on and made me so so happy. For starters there’s that sound. Then there’s:

“Ever feel kinda down and out, you don’t know just what to do
Livin’ all of your days in darkness let the sun shine through
Ever feel that somehow, somewhere, you’ve lost your way
And if you don’t get help quick you won’t make it through the day..”

Maybe best if played it..


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Getting my shorts from MrPorter, I feel I should mention.

will finish this later, yeah?

Stubbs out.




Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Morning Style Mongers. Hope all is doppio well. Am back from Sard’ with some new thoughts. Now have whittled you down to a loyal handful of readers via persistent neglect (hello there Julie (sister) hope that troublesome rose bush client scene sorted itself. Shout out man like Holden (literary carer) good to roll with ya at F.T. Festival),  I’ve got some plans. So stick on The Sabbath and lets float off..

Six days I went swimming in the big sea off coast of Sardinia, and was only there for five nights. It got bigger each day. Something had changed and it felt super special. Maybe cos sea was so clear and I had my goggles on. Clear googles, in fact. Maybe its cos something else has cleared. I felt like could swim for miles, so I did. Swimming felt like meditation. I would pick a rock far from the beach, the other side of the bay, and swim out to it. Then sit on it. Then think a bit. Then pick another. In between plots the rhythm of the swim became compelling and effortless and felt like arms could go on for ages. Felt like was very much at one with the sea and he massive volume of water. I could feel the spirit of my old man too, Donald Stubbs, who so loved to swim. It was his thing, and his Dad’s thing. They used to go to some pond on Wimbledon Common (checking as think is diff’) and swim. Must have been mentally cold, not like the Lido. I swear we connected a bit through these swims last week. It was sad, too, as we didn’t connect in real world too much, especially after about 1978. But now with the swimming I feel I can be a bit nearer or more in synch with Dons scene. I am more sympathetic to Dons scene. Maybe he was meditating. He never really said.


Bare essentials: Persol & Speedo, last week.

With some of this in mind, I am now on a pilgrimage to find my soul.  Seriously. Might swim some of it, but not all. Don’t think its gonna be found actually in style, but gonna wear plenty of clothes while I look. What else am I gonna do? When I find said soul, am gonna make friends with it. The next think after that  is private, for now.

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So anyway, while/after was swimming, I got some new ideas, yeah, if you’re both still paying attention? Doing a gallery of some of my favourite menswear bits from many of my favourite brands. They will be for sale. Gonna call it StubbsEditions.


Return of the Video Style Stance.

Also gonna do go back to videoing and interviewing men on their style. Largely gonna be style industry bods, and it will be a bit like the old Style Stances that are on here. Plan to put them on StubbsEditions too. Will probably put the rough cuts on here. Things will remain rough on here though I reckon. Cant cope with slick. Always nause it up when I try for slick. So rough and real on here, new mens style stuff with some video on StubbsEditions. Roger that?

Stubbs out.


Next big thing, the trousers on this suit: With Head Cutter Freddie from Timothy Everest.