Morning Style Merchants. Hope is doppio well. Just booked this gaff for Florence Pitti Uomo menswear fest’ in June on The Air B’n’B. So thrilled by it, trying not to show off, but thrilled. Admit get uptight bout making these calls sometimes, haunted by notions that will get it wrong, but this one has made me happy. £84/notte, ffs. So much better than doing it in a doppio-spenny hotel, no? Am looking forward to doing Pitti with a nice clear head, too. Stick Nino- Looking For You on, below. Ever so good: I’m gonna be looking for me in this place.
Federicos drum had me by the rads.
Really, stick it on. Its super calm stuff, no? Bless the old Pitti institution. I do so like it, but the Pitti Pillocks/Peacocks don’t half need some modernising. They could take a leaf out of my pals book whom linked this week..
Okay, as hinted at, some style stuff. Visited Casely-Hayford (click) boys this week in South Tottenham, and was knocked out by what they’ve worked up over the last seven years. Really strong contemporary tailoring stance- its great to see it, handle and try it on. Just did this on the boys 48 hour MTM tailoring service that launches at Harvey Nichs this month (click). Previously unheard of turn around. Mental. Great service idea and wicked blocks, but this piece don’t come near telling the full C-H sartorial story. Loved this ‘Wentworth’ navy mesh unlined summer weight overcoat, made in Japan. bit like crisp, perf’, clean neoprene-light. Odd but works so well. It’s such a modern piece but with fundamentally classic elegance running thru it. A metaphor for the father and son team, no? Or is it other way round. Best worn by Charlie C-H himself. Has to be seen and handled to grasped thoroughly. £735 from Selfridges. Bang modern.
‘Wentworth’ navy mesh unlined summer weight overcoat (name after golf tournament or women’s prison)?
Poor Charles (what Joe called him) didn’t want the smiling shot but I badgered him into letting me use it on the Insta’ as is so nice of him smiling at his Dad- on their joint birthday! How lovely is that scene. Sorry, but it too, too much family harmony not to comment/depict. Explains why J.C-H is drinking a cheeky red, btw. This biker fusion piece below was very good on too, sort of aggro MadMax chic, but urban. Good, even on an old fucker like me, I thought. Not sure I’d have ‘robe shouldered’ (click) it in the show tho’. Who styled it, btw?
And as you know, I super love this jade green shawl DB. Too good. Couldnt use for my picture in my column as had run before. Shame, so here it is again.
This coat is a totes-killer. Seriously. Light, but with great verve to the sweeping, perfect lapels, classism to the drape and cut, and pure signature C.H. to the slope shoulder with rope sleeve head. So chic. Picture don’t do it justice. Will ask the boys/check notes on how much and what clothe/season etc. Its such a brilliant calling card of what these two are up to. Inspired by their work and words, coming next season to The Sharpener thing : The New Structure. Vatch dis space..
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There is more. not got time for it though as have real work and running to do. Anyway, back to the old house… its still lovely, no? Might just plot up, read a book and not go to the Pitti. Who knows.
Back to the old house
<and something else/put this on, its good. >
El Michels Affair is also gonna work when padding the stoney streets of Florence. Perhaps. <this bit needs work>
More SS16 Casely-Hayford.
<Crisp & vintage chamber tings a g’wan.>
Its Bank Holiday you lot, for G’s sake go out and flex some May attitude, seen?
A Different Corner (click),