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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Morning Sartorial Suffragettes. Writing bout deep British style last night, and also eccentricity style. And all weekend for that matter, a proper grind out. Us Brit pro-style mongers have become 1st world style butlers. Am not letting it get to me, just saying . Most of the British style companies was writing bout are owned by foreign money outfits. Dunhill owned by Richemont for example, yet doing something good, and so English with Ray & Grand. Desperately doing top end Brit-chic to sell abroad. Its like tribute British Eccentricity for the rich foreigners. We, are, the butlers… Then there’s the Row. We are guest ‘help’ on the Row these days. Am not moaning. Never used to hang round the Row when I was young, so why should I give hoot who owns it? Lets be clear, am prepared to wear the good stuff, and don’t care who’s holds the deeds. This is not a blog post. This is a background soundtrack with a picture of a hat. The Bowie Fedora from Locks (click). Green’s a bit full on go, but makes for a smashing image, no?*

Lock Bowie Fedora green side


Lock&Cos Bowie Fedora.

 “Mandate, my ass”, Gil Scott-Herons begins his poem below. Stick it on, its actually relaxing. “The Arabs used to be in the 3rd World. They have bought the 2nd World and put a firm down payment on the 1st one. Controlling your resources we’ll control your world. This country has been surprised by the way the world looks now. They don’t know if they want to be Matt Dillon or Bob Dylan.” Sucking it up here in the luxury scene her too. When I got time I’ll flesh this simile out…You rang, Mr.Heron 

Am doing  a three client split today. Skrein/O’Leary/HTSI, so better go. Have that for a style mandate. Getting all those hats delivered though from Locks for piece on eccentricity, regardless. Might bust one to town with my massive pinstripe lapel/shouldered Sexton. Butler Pimp style might be just the thing for some time with him-off-the-telly. Might also not though.

Stubbs out.

Lock Bowie Fedora

Other Bowie Fedora by Lock&Co.

* very hoping that Lock is British owned. If not, keep it under your hat, no?


Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Morning Style Merchants. What is a g’wan? Personally am keeping mein head down while looking for a more bohemian/balearic Autumn. Pi-om-bo… Come on lets go!


Shuffler in the corner. Pi-om-bo: Come on lets go.

Wasn’t gonna put the video in body, but its got such a beautiful eyeball in it, done by talented and quite mental graphic designer Dave Little for Spectrum. Hello there Dave (click), how tings? Eyeballs are doppio current this week. Flamingo Bonce has been throwing eyes down all over Milan Fashion Week (click) & (click). Give it an eyeball, it’s double interesting stuff, evoking TheResidents head-gear stance (click). 

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Sexton hats.

Talking head stance, do need another hat to go with this. Eduardo Sexton is doing hats, did you know? Course you didn’t,  but there’s some actual news for ya, with hatter Justin Smith. Hats look good, and he’d know, as Sexton wears a lovely hat, he does. Anyway, get a good hat, get your head down. With a big coat, and of course do deploy liberal scarf action. Standard stuff, no?


 Burbs, AW15

Actual atmosphere, precision wise, it’s actually all about this track for me this week. Got such a nice little shuffle to it, no? A theme for todays sortie into Zi Vest End/work at desk, depending on how pans out. Thanks Mulatu

See, am supposed to be writing something bout Eccentric/Bohemian something or other, so keep looking at this. Not sure what to do, but this is whats happening. Also, am getting big coats out of storage and putting away a Panama. Must be autumn. Right Haider?

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 Haider Ackermann, AW15

So, heads down, eyes up and keep it bohemianish, right? …some more stuff? Not sure if mean bohemian or eccentric. Will wear some out on my push-bike and get back to ya. 

Stubbs out in The Metropolis. 

PS. Talking eyeballs, play The Residents, Kaw Liga below. Its so, so relaxing. Shout out to Editor Caragh McKay, who used to sing Kaw Liga on the Scottish Country&West club circuit. Reckon she should start again, as it goes.

PPS. While we doing leopard, which is eye motif but done in fur, theres this too from Burbs. Look at trench in the background. Bryan in his early days would have buzzed for a bit of it, nein?

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Burbs, AW15. 


More Piombo. Buona notte.


Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Morning Style Mongers. Hold tight here

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..while I find the key.

Stubbs out.



Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Morning Style Merchants. Am very pleased to have a page in the new Esquire magazine on new blow dries. The mag looks really rather good with a cover story of D.C. shot by Greg Williams and styled in deftly low key manner by Gareth Scourfield (click). I like the cover. It works.


 D.C. Esquire cover

Naturally, as is way with magazines and that, they couldn’t/didn’t print my drivel in its entirety, and certainly not all of my picture suggestions. They went with Ronnie Wood looking like a gonk for lead shot and an illo of Mark Ronson, who is an excellent contemporary Blowie-Poster Boy, doing his hair as per my hairdresser pal Joe Mills (click) Blowie instructions. I’d have gone for Clint as Dirty Harry as King Alpha Blowie, so am putting him on here now, with my copy underneath. Hope no one minds.

Clint Dirty Harry side blowie

 Alpha Blowie #No.1. Dirty Harold.


When Mark Ronson D.J.’d at The Monaco Grand Prix TAG Heuer/McLaren yacht party this summer, his glamorous accompaniment wasn’t only the Heuer ambassador Cara Delevigne, but a towering, voluminous blow-dried quiff. In an electric blue D.B. blazer and t-shirt, he looked suave but edgy; Riviera chic with altitude. Ronsons look was made by his big ‘Blowie’*.


Credit to Ronson for Blowie-efforts at TAG Heuer Monaco Yacht disco-bash this summer.

The Blow Dry is first statement hairstyle to actually make statement in a long time. For more than a decade, men’s hair has been channelling austerity and hard-times, such no-nonsense Short Back & Sides or East European Military conscript fade crops. Alternatively the don’t-care ruggedness of longer Oiley Biker looks. These err on grimy, studied unkemptness, as with retro Fifties dos with visible pomade, invariably served with a ubiquitous beard and side order of tatts. This wilful ruggedness has dragged on too long. Its time for a new look.


McConaughey in Wolfie of Wall Street: Natta bad heffort.

The remedy is the Blow Dry. So openly posey it hurts. Blowies can be executed in luxurious, edgy or flash ways. Consider Richard Geres 1980 American Gigolo demi-volume dry blowie. Alternatively, Matthew McConanahy’s Wolf Of Wall Street power dressed blow featuring weightier sides. Volume sides are key, no longer clippered, but lush and full. The dry finish is yet more critical. Dry hair is the new debonair look, (so forget about visible product).

Those that worry dry look volume is fay should consider The Sopranos, or the latter scenes of Casino; Nothing fem about those leisure suited, head-breaking hard nuts. Or Clint Eastwood, who’s sported an array of Alpha blow-dries, especially as Dirty Harry. See also Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets.

Paulie Walnuts

Paulie Walnuts, a blowie, a tracky & a pinky.

Personally, I’m loving blow-drying, for its openly premeditated glamour stance. It takes bravado and guts to wear a good blow-do, but pays style dividends as point of hair difference. Its clean, wholesome and aspirational, especially compared to more downtown alternatives. For dressing up, more than a frisson of bluster is added to supper/evening looks with a Blowie.

Despite receding resources, I’ve been working a blow dry for a year courtesy Joe Mills, Founder of Joe&Co in Soho. Mine is a capacious Paulie Walnuts, minus the grey. Mills is a strong blow dry advocate. “The last few years have seen slicked back pompadours and stylized quiffs, but now the blow dry is the perfect antidote to the short back ’n’ sides, and a bold move (for mens hair).” Says A-List session Hair Stylist Mills. “Grow out the fade to a longer length. The blow dry is about glamour, with some Peacock, “look at me” factor. Also embracing taking care of yourself, not being scared to show it. The bigger the hair the bigger the statement.”


Dicky Gere in American Gigoblo.

Volume is the next big thing hair wise, and a fresh new way to mark yourself out from the identikit Hipster beard/tattoo merchants. I don’t even visit the Lido without my Kevin Murphy Rough Rider styling clay, and enough 20p coins for the dryer to deliver a full something seriously full and bouncy for the cycle ride home.

Harvey Mean Streets II

“Put it with a Rizla and burn it. Burn it like that”: Keitel in Meany Streets.

Stubbs out.

 *As they’re being called in some areas.

Notes on how to do Blow from Joe Mills.

For the perfect blow dry, wash and towel dry your hair. Apply a tangerine size amount of mouse into damp hair. Using a nozzle on your hair dryer on the hottest and strongest setting. Angle the air from front to back with the nozzle in horizontal angle, using your brush pull through from front to back. Do the same with the sides until it is all dry. If you want more volume, then tip your head upside down and aim the airflow at the roots. Lift your head and finish with Kevin Murphy session spray.


Thats your yacht: Blowie in bluey.


Friday, September 11th, 2015

Morning Style Marchants. Shall I bother to say am under da cosh? Nah. Hermes launched a site this week called Manifeste (click) thats devoted to all things mannish. Not even got a mo to stick the accents on it all, which saddens,  but not surprisingly the French marque’s site is engaging and chic. There’s an upbeat little film or two. Meanwhile, I’ve forgotten how to embed. Unless perhaps thats not a thing anymore

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Stubbs out.

Nah. can’t do it. Going fashion shooting instead