Archive for January, 2017


Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Morning Style Merchants. Back from the mens shows and all that. Appear to have defaulted on udates on this fractured-chronicle for 13 days or so, missing London Fashion Week Mens, Pitto Uomo, Milan Mens and Paris Mens Weeks. Not to mention the Geneva Haute Horoloy Watch Swindle conferance. Quite bad inter-wobble all round. Doppio Soz. If its any consolation am having Style&Error redesigned, and its taking forever. Got an errant programer who’s off in Budapest at mo’, doing other stuff.  Right Karoli? “Come on Agent K. Come in agent K?! Am loosing my edge over here..” Earlier, in desperation, I stuck an image of a blouse from John Lewis up, tucked under some vintage Roxy Music live footage. This isnt really helping. So thought would try a bit harder not to alienate everyone, by actaully putting up images from what was the best show I saw in Londn, Milan or Paris. Haider Ackermman’s debut as Creative Director of Berluti.


Berluti AW17 Double breasted overcoat with simple knit, narrowed shorter pants and boots. The latter two element went throughout the collection as an anchor.


Berluti AW17 suede (or possibly corduroy-not confirmed) trench

It was a trully brilliant menswear show. A proper spectacle too, with Bryan&Tilda, Usher<?> and Peter&Olga. More notes on those luminaries later, when get a mo. Here’s some more of Haiders new Berluti. Deserves its own post, but for now just gonna blend it with my apology. And some music. 

Here’s Bryan and the boys..

Why was ths Berluti show so good? Certainly needs its own post, but will throw this down roughly now. Even the way it was cast and directed was cool and without obvious order or fact was a prevaling collection by one mind: different models came out with different gaits and different expressions as different speed. It was like they were characters perhaps. The clothes were unstyled in a similar way. Effortless. Luxe-flourishes in places, but its wasnt like these blokes were trying- they looked good, but in an effortless way- a cliche to say, but thats what it comes down to. Loved the look of this stuff. It wasnt like there was no fancy, or unsual gear. There was, but its wasnt the main even. Cool was the main event. 


Some more notes on Berluti AW17 (yeah, yeah)


More totally wearable outwear from AW17 Belruti by Haider. Gwan Haider..

Meanwhile, being far less wearable, am sourcing that leopard Temperly blouse for John Lewis today (click). Blinding value, no? Super busy with work and stuff, but simply gotta get self into the JohnLewis and this look. For use under tailoring, largely, right? Its not actually cross dressing, is it? 


Somerset by Temperly for John Lewis ruffle shirt/blouse, £69


Back to my building site issues, cant really reel Karoli in or give him hard time as he’ll just shut all my tech down. Eastern Eurpean builders are a prevaling thing, except this ones not jsut lift the site untended, he’s left the country. They’ve got you over a barrell though these tech-nerds nowawards. #Powerless. A new look and new appraoch is coming though. Honestly. But then again, you’ve heard this shit before… Come on Karoli, help a man out. This bloody site’s a decade old. People need the new. Even old people. Gimme a remake/remodel. Regards the title, did have short banter with Bryan the other day post Berluti show. Will update with that too. Do hang on please, its gonna me almost worth it. Meanwhile,  better Listen to my new companion Doug Hream to retain some interest. Badly diggin’ Doug’s scene…tek it Doug..

Need a new font….Stubbs out.

PS. Day 1: Trump really is a cunt, non?


Friday, January 6th, 2017

Morning Style Merchants. The new, slightly renamed (for various reasons not madly clear) London Fashion Week:Men’s starts now (click). Well, last night if you count Vivienne’s little bash at Quo Vardis. She’s back in London showig mens for the first time in ages, and its the biggest story in catwalk menswear scene, am sure. Feel like bout to get Westwood emersed. Keeping it well pagan as a result, and pleased with todays Porridge Face (click) courtesty of Walters is in keeping with that mood. A theme amply re-enfored last night by the charming Andreas Kronthaler, Creative Diretor/Head of Design/Somethin Maj’ at VW

King Kron.

Andreas slipped on his waffle shawl collar OC for the shot I took to go with the crown, but V.W.’s Austrian Stylist, Sabrina, slipped by and popped zi collar to up quotient. Shawl poppage seems to be a theme, nein?

Porridge Face No.103, from the series Porridge Faces by Jake Walters.

Gotta go do some style stuff, not to mention zi column. Hi Maria…

Stubbs out.


Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Morning Style Mongers. When you ask for guidance, sometimes, the stylistic universe helps you out. Sometimes. This sunlight boot demo made it a doddle for me to go Harness over Jodhpur on a Saint Laurent level later on this very day (click).Was running through London Fields yesterday straight past young photograher Matt Tortolano who was busting a simple, classic rock’n’roll leather biker/jeans flex to great effect. His Saint Laurent Harness boot with a bit of true-grit fatigue looked wicked with his narrow, quite faded Nudie jeans. More, more faded denim, as am petisioning my editor.I also kept banging on about, he’s kept the thing pretty strichtly The Velevet Underground, with a Topman rib polo/turtle neck for a modecium of warmth and  a frisson of colour. Tortolano also working some interesting custmosed jewellery, too.

Matt told me that the signet he updated inserting his own Masonic stone. Didnt strike me as on the square, but looks can be deceptive. Double simple, and double effective, the wear on the All Saints leather and the boots made his flex funtion properly, and that it fitted.  Tortolano’s boots were making it for me, as he strutted down that cycle path bit by the recycling bins. His bins are of course classic Wayfarers by Ray Ban. Surely some think gloves and a nice fur hat woudl have helped gainst the cold though, darlink? The youth know best perhaps. 

Stubbs out.

PS. Do seem compelled to call things chocolate when live in the stance over the years- this is more like Burgundy as Matt mentions. Am a colour pillock.