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THE HACKNEY WALK

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Morning Style Merchants. I am still rather vexed bout getting hacked and having a post obliterated. I struggle enough to get stuff up on here as it is, and was dead keen on that post, for some reason. The post was bout Bafta dressing, but it had good music and moment captured within. Bafta is done now, but despite that am gonna stick it back up if I can. No time now though. . Got time for Hopeton Lewis & U Roy though: Tom Drunk

This came out year I was born, making me double old. Taking my godson/Budhason out in the manor today who has just turned 16. Eating at Jims Cafe down Chatsworth Road and looking at Stoney/CPCompany et at, down at the Hackney Walk (clicky) are two of our plans. There will be style&fashion. Oh yes, for I am #FashionUncle.

When all that, and column and film star is done, back on to here. Cometh the res-design..

I gotta a bag-o-things wanna talk about here but have no time for this morning. Keeping them in the bag, for now, and this is my bag of choice for today, the new Airsilk printed silk holdall from the Hermes. Am bang loving it, even though its £1,100. Designed by Henri d’Origny, a fella who has been designing Hermes prints for 50 years, and is also responsible for the marque’s emblematic Cape Cod kettle. The pattern  motif is known as Cavalcadour, taking its name from the harness decorations worn horses belonging to Comte de Chambord, Grandson of Charles X, yeah? Packs down to almost niche as is so so light. 

 

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Hermes Airsilk holdall.

This is what am gonna chat about, if it kills me..

-The menswear shows AW17 (that have just been), good and bad stuff.

-The perils of ‘Designer clothes’ and why I think they’re about the worst thing to be into style wise- Designer fashion is double naff- and I can prove it.

-Bafta dressing and why black tie can be killer dull/pony.  And how it can be good, too.

-Wanna elaborate o something a very cool, laid back spiritual designer said to me bout “first Brexit, then Trump, now Gucci…”

Stubbs out.

PS.I actually feel far better for this. Hope you lot like the music. Go have a wicked day and stay tuned, something will happen…

PPS. log on for more version from U Roy and his pals below

 

HACKED IN HACKNEY

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Evening Style Mongers. Keep gettin hacked on here and its upseting. It liked the last post. I had some sort of flow to it and it was good fun, and true, and now its gone for second time. Not sure can do it again. Please stop hacking my blog RxRHacKEr. Cant even find way back via the auto saves. #Glum. This sound below sounds a bit sad, so it works for this moment; Ibeyi. Destroy, if it you must, Hacker-man/woman.

Following from where was on Sunday night, visiting people, mid post, met a charming woman called Maya, and she introduced me two the work of her twin daughters, who are Ibeyi. They’re dead good.  Hello Maya. Hope things super good.

Stubbs out.

 

 

 

 

STYLE STANCE NO.49 – DR.MICHAL K

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Evening Style Mongers. Shot this on The Row during LondonFashionWeekColonMenapostropheS. The Doctor wasnt even practising. Gotta love his all British flex, non, including Peter Jones? #Strong. Full Marx.

The Doctor snagged the Gary A’ coat for £990 in the  J.J.Cale. How there is a bespok sale, I dont know, but he must have special dispensation. Lock softy Fedor a is a bit spesh. Other moments included the tiny orb&septre on his Vivienne Westwood

Nice one Doctor, was top plezj’ stancing to you. I dubbed it a serious statement Sunday ensemble for LFWM’s and the Doctor explained ” I have standards- to blend in!” 

Meanwhile, in other news, my hippy nerd, Karoli, who I am very fond of (note), has gone (effectively) mental and AWOL as well. The double*.Last heard from in Budapest. Need a new nerd. Let it be heard. I’m doing the best that I can…

Stubbs out.

*MEN-WOL

RE-MAKE/RE-WOBBLE (& HAIDER CHIC AT BERLUTES)

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.

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

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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. 

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Some more notes on Berluti AW17 (yeah, yeah)

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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? 

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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?

LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN’S IS ON-MAN’S

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.