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Friday, July 24th, 2015

Evening Style Vendeurs. Back from Provence’s citadel of luxe that is the Hotel Crayon le Biro (clicky). Was smashing and must find time to say things bout the gaff. Not now though. Now Friday is a jarringly bleak Metropolitan backdrop to take on board for July, non? Always back to the rain..Regardeless, this is merely a holding note till get free, before try to write what promised/hoped. Meanwhile, am Mac-manacled to my pony keyboard of non-deliverance. My, I’m slow. Is own fault, and is a minor. That said, ever feel kinda down-and-out, just don’t know what to do? Have a quick douche with G.S-H. (click), rinse yourself some perspective, you’ll be right as rain, see/hear below. Could you call on Lady (Luke) Day

Yoohoo! John? Yoohoo, over here mate! Jooohn..Think might help for a spell. Whats helping me through mind, is my new addiction to the silk/linen jacquard shirt/jacket that busted consistently in situ on resort. It’s given me totes-new edge on resort luxury. Wish Haider Ackerman (click-clicky) did Speedo-style trunks, as would then drop the full look. Looking at the man himself with deep Peter Pan tan, think he might do a pouch, as it goes. Regardless, here’s the jacket am flexing resort style, even as home-wear now.

Haider Ackerman jacket

Haider Ackerman SS15.

Granted been wearing a bit differently. Less layers. More shorts. It was 36 degs at times thoough, so layers weren’t de rigour. Matches is the best place to get Ackers, for those Style Mongers who fancy a bit of it (click). First to stock in UK, but thats Stacey ‘Savvy’ Smith for thee, non? Might get the striped vest thats on sale, in the look below. Might. Should get on though really. 

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Ackerman SS15 look, featuring silk linen jacquard pants.

Do really like Ackers in-house styling too, non? Sling it all in there and keep it loose, louche and unbuttoned. We’ll give it a go, Haider. This layer was good to cover up when the Provence sun got too much for mixed gingers. It did. One more question to consider though that came to mind while was away. Why were the really fat people I saw sunbathing? They were  super white and blotchy, so what is the point? What were they aiming at? Surely if they’ve got time to loll about on sun beds in the name of looking good, they could get on a velo and cycle up a hill or two? Not criticising, just curious bout this one. 


Anyway, told you my take was a bit diff’. Still loving the fabric though, zig-zag silver blue jacquard silk linen. Too, too much. Put with ol’ fav Orlebar ‘quicks’ in red, vintage suede Sergio Rossi nautical knot loafers and my Panama from Anderson&Sheppard. Anyway, gonna knock this list out from under itself, and be right back on here, right? I’ve a vested interested in finishing. 

Stubbs out.



SS15 Singlet life.

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Quick retorts, on resort, featuring I’m-alright-Haider-Jackerman.




Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Afternoon Style Mongers. Hope to say more later but trying to grind out copy bout shearlings in 34degree heat. Even the lizards have applied for factor 50. I’m alright with that. In very lovely place and wouldn’t dream to complain (click). Its super luxe in this gaff, and admit that starts to do my head in. Julie (sister), this is the place we’re in. The pace of Luxe is so, so slow. Places like this think luxury is re-coiling a very tightly coiled hairdryer cord every time you leave the hotel. They are mistaken. Still, it is lovely here. They’re not mad keen on my working  on site though. Guess am not consuming at the preferred level while avec keyboard. I am currently sat under the middle canopy on the level overlooking the pool, see below. They didn’t want me to have it, as they said it was for guests who are coming who want to enjoy the view. The only shade is at these tables and I need to write sitting up. Should I sit in my room? No one else is here yet, all the tables are free yet they want to keep the tables for ‘guests who want to enjoy view’.  Who and what do they think I am? Luxury-Vexed is the answer. 


 Hotel Crillion le knave?

They mean they’re waiting for the bigger spenders I think. However, not allowing them  to be treating man like some knave just cos I’m not old/capacious/sloth-like, like most of the other blokes here. Cha luxe-vendor! Step from me, really slowly, yeah? Regardless, super-glad have got my Panama on to smoulder under.


 Stubbs family float stance.

My Panama, I must note, got slightly mauled at security in terminal 3, much to the amusement of my companion. It managed to go thru the x-ray scanning machine on its own/out of the tray, then having got slightly distressed by the lead curtains, its brim then got wedged in the first roller, tipping it upright, only to be crushed by the following tray. It took damage, fracturing the body slightly. I’m taking it in my stride, but Heathrow will be hearing from my people. Know what I mean? I’ve got the lane number noted down, the lot. Till then, am this matter keeping  under my hat, as it were.


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Meanwhile, out in elsewhere in Provence, seen some good stuff, like an impromptu scooter rally that would like to share. Looked wicked. I will later on, I hope. For now, gonna tap out some lyrics, plotted in my vintage Sergio Rossi knot loafers and my new Haider Ackerman jacquard overshirt- totes glam. Gonna relax into a metaphorical sheering, and rise above the luxe-prejudice. Fuck you, coq-monsieur. 


 Cool, not luxe.

Stubbs out.


Bliss: Keep it tight, keep it luxe.





Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Afternoon Style Mongers. So, was thinking “Gonna take a walk down to Berkeley Square, You never know who you’re gonna find there.” right? “You gotta run, run, run, run, run,  Take a drag or two“, fancy it yeah? Dip down below then and stick it on.  So then thing was, while looking at an Asics shoe I fancied (for strictly style flex, not for speed) asked if anyone fancied a race, on The Instagram (click). They did. Its on. Its the Mayfair Mile. Thinking bout this sort of spirit of sprint stance, but for men, obvs. Run, run, run, run, run, take a drag or two. 


Jean Paul Goude, “Running” Paris 1999.

It could even become glamorous, as its Anda Rowland’s got the thing up and running, I think. Will be racing that Guy Hills fella out of Dashing Tweeds (click), and that chap Crompton off of Permanent Style (click) too, so far. Both potentially tricky buggers to beat, but gotta ‘show up’ at least in the style stakes, non? More laters. 

 “Run, run, run, run, run, Gypsy Death and you, Tell you whatcha do.

Stubbs out.


Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Morning Style Mongers. Going Wimbledon today for Men’s Quarter Finals, yeah? Except my usual event June/July outlook default apparently prevails. Lucky they’ve put a lid on it. I will try to too. Panama on my blowie that is.


Got some really chic new umbrellas in thankfully. 

 Stubbs out.


Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Morning Style Fiends. They haven’t a steam in a long time… wider, pleated pants that is. Am pretty certain its time. Its been doppio busy, standardly, but before I catch up with writing bout Luxury Glamour Gypsy, Pub Carbunkle, The Gucci Coup, & Coiled Cord Luxury, (just some of the comment coming your way if stay tuned), I just want talk bout pleats, please.

Zegna navy pleats 11

Zegna Couture pleated wool crepe pants SS15.

So while we’re all here, stick on Das Smyths and relax into the realm of roomier pants. Below is almost like video medley of Mozzas ‘best bits’….He’s been such a good contestant, no? So, pleats, pleats, pliz, let me get what I want, lord knows, its a higher waistline.

Mozza and the clones.

Note. You know its a big song when the first chords strike chords in the follicles of your forearms, even when someone does a pony cover, like that one for that 500 Days film. And they has been a few others, naturally. All idiots. Muse! Please. Utter pony. So, obviously you lot know bout Pleatz Please by Ol’ Creasy Miyake (click), Roger? Double impressive world, but am not really going on bout those, just have to acknowledge it. No.

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 Zegna Couture wool-crepe/viscous pant. SS15

So. Just got self a pair of the above Zegna Couture pleated pants, but in navy. Went to get bottoms hemmed yesterday, and having witnessed a N.Y.C. style-monger (will find image) busting the stone version above in Florence, struck me light might be righter. All those folds and twill volume gets shown off better. Might have to swap ‘em up. Stone impact. Stone love. Dave Style. Lets see. Regardless of colour, they are very beautiful things, as I believe I said in Das HTSI, round Spring time (clicky), but for reasons totes-out of my control, we featured a purple pair visually, as they were deemed more attention grabbing. Shame, as these ones are actually the RTW trousers of season SS15. Style fact. The trousers of the season-bar none howev’s are my Thom Sweeney bespoke herringbone linen/silk Aristons. They are so special, dynamic pegs. Spoilt me for straights, they have. But I can’t find image of just those, without the coat. Not one where I am conscious at least. I’ll get one. Anyway, pleats, right? Will have to use shot of Bowie in silk-satin and paper/leather. Go steady with that tab, Dave.

Bowie Pleat

DB, Out, getting waisted again.

Am so, double thoroughly into those Sweeney suit pleated pants, thoroughly. Dyno-pegs they are. Super flattering  Also new Edward Sexton bespoke pale pinstriped, but these are like peg-bags, and trickier. Then thers’s those nice pleated silk Canalis, too. The wine stain-conductors. They are all leading the trouser way forward for me, and all higher in the waist. This is key. Makes the top section smaller, neater. Right? Feels new again. NB. Do not be sporting a Derby** and pleats, though. Christ, its so, so Bournemouth Tours coach driver. One more reason to keep it lean. Action helps. Keep moving. Out Speed-Flaneuring yesterday, doing returns, on sartorial patrol and the like, when I clean Flannuered bang into E.Tautz (click), who are on sale. They do volume and pleats very well.

Tautz shortz navy

E.Tautz shortz SS15

Fellas in shop on excellent enlightening form. Am rating this show highly, and apparently the thinking trendies of D.S.M and similar are too. Wait for AW15 though. Now thats a killer show. 

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E.Tautz SS15.

Found some insane/insanely good pleated ‘shorts’ (click). I love them, and am gonna bloody wear them. Realise they’re a bit odd/Eric Morecombe too, but, there’s something a bit Merry Christmas Mr.Lawerence* (click) about them, non? Partic’ when styled with hats later in show. Talking of hats, I gave my Anderson&Sheppard Panama (click) its Mayfair debut yest’ too. Its the darker, tobaccoy one. Needed to check how blow dry would behave in the heat. Its Wimbledon Quarters next week, don-cha-know, so styling begins now. Joe Mills was right. A freshly washed blowie stays good if the hat is put on immediately.

Tautz shortz

T. Stubbs in E.Tautz shorts

Back to the matter in hand/waist, stick on Ryuichi Sakamotos soundtrack theme now Mozz’ has stopped moaning, below. This in itself could be setting a new mood. Worked last night for my solitude work session. Don’t ya just love solitude? (not solitary confinement, mind). Makes me wonder why bothering with all the garms when all wanna do is loaf bout yard in my Speedos/OB?singlet collection. Regardless, other Dave, Sylvian, did a version of this with singing on top, Forbidden Colours. Quite likey. Think it went “My love wears forbidden trousers..” (click). Almost certain DS did pleats, but where’s this ‘research’ gonna end? 

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A note. Did plan to drop the new Sextononia with braces, but felt/looked too, too Spiv costume. Being middle-age don’t exactly help, as young person verified this for me on the spot, between hysterics. Middle is the operative word, too. Is that where name comes from? Regardless, gonna have them pulled right in, even if gonna try a brace stance at some point. For now, trying to keep the mid-section neat and clean. Does look rather good with fitted, tiny silk pattern shirts though, which is what getting into. Almost a bit Zooty All change, non?

<some other stuff & bye, yeah>

Stubbs out.

Bowie Braces

Bowie in pleat-lite and braces.

* Total shame-face-Alzheimer’s-show in shop: Suggested film we were searching for was Goodbye Mr.Chips. It so wasn’t. Went down hill from here..

** Derby Kelly, belly.