(COLLARS) OUT&ABOUT

Morning Style Mongers. Cant keep the-fuck-up with this caper, you might have noticed. Apols, but it is not easy; Staying abreast with this journal that is…life is fine mind. Was a good week out & about in The Metropolis, I have to assert. Styled the actors off of Poldark Monday, included torso-throb Aiden Turner. Was good, simple bloke styling, hope to include images when legit to do so. Then Tuesday night interviewed that Patrick Grant chap from Tautz and the Sewing Bee at the Hoxton Hotel in Holborn for the first of their ‘Fashion Series’ talks. Was an invigorating experience and found talking bout British mens style with Patch was almost therapeutic. Look, I’ve pulled a hernia while swooning. 

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 Hoxton Hotel with Patrick Grant

Busted that Camoshita- United Arrows stripe shirt with Thom Sweeney herringbone silk/linen suit. Its like a dry, raw vintage silk, I’ve put it up on here previously. Am digging wearing lively, pattern shirts and tailoring with shirt collar out of jacket, Fifties style, ended up doing it all week. Its gotta be the right sort of collar though, with a little loop. Forgot what called. Maybe didn’t even know. Told you it is not easy.

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Grant x Stubbs.

Stick on Ofege if you want, yeah?

Below look is dropped at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Is Dunhill printed silk shirt from last summer. Sadly reminds me of some lost times, but I still love it. Worn with A&S Panama. Was interesting in the very intense late lunch sun how the hat really did feel like a piece of protective clothing/kit as the people around me sweltered. Ok, you get hat hair later, but fuck it, was double nice to hide under it as the sun beat down on the crowd. It really took bashing. Thank you South American hat spirits.

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Too much lip gloss? 

Friday went to see Needles&Opium at The Barbican (click). It was super engaging visual and olfactory experience. A cubic set rotated at difference moments with backdrops of Paris&New York projected on to it, with a Miles Davis ‘Elevator To The Gallows’ soundtrack. It was good. The story was deep and poignant. Also funny at times. It made emotions happen. Was about an American actor away in Paris with a broken heart, Jean Cocteau’s time in New York and Miles Davis love/addictions. It was about love and addictions. Addicted: I’m listening to Miles’ sound track from the film this all weekend as result. It is sad, lonely but good. 

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Needles&Opium and Jean Cocteau in New York.

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Needles&Opium, Miles Davis looks on Juliet Greco in the bath

Went on my own. I wore this look below. It is a new composition. I enjoyed it. Enjoyed the 56 bus in the evening sun a lot, partly as result. Felt free. The 56 is now a dangerous route for me emotion wise- it will pass. Buses do pass. 

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Pastel flex

Jacket is dusty pink Paul Smith modal cotton cashmere, another Dunhill silk pattern shirt and Paul Smith olive green pants. Soft unlined Gucci moccasins. American Apparel belt. Sunspel bins. Oyster card/Freedom pass.

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Stubbs out, collars out.

FANTASTIC, MAN..

Morning all you Style Mongerinos. How good is this track by William Onyeabor with David Byrne & Money Mark?  Its on The Tonight Show, with that bloke Jimmy Fallon. They joined William’s band The Atomic Bomb! Band. Quite mental. They all played down the Southbank last August. Missed. What the fuck was I doing? Fantastic klutz. Regardless, there are clothes to go in this post too, but lets kick off the music. Bill&Dave, tek it

Lyrics are brilliant. “Now I want you to tell me how I look!? You look like a Fantastic Man!” almost make a good title for a mag or something . …lots more to talk bout re William. No time, so just watch and listen to him I suppose.

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A super good question?

Saw a brand called Mr&Mrs Italy in Milan. Its fantastic, man.  Outwear classics reworked in wicked fabrics, including washed leathers adorned with patches, appliqué stuff and painted on designs. How good does this look?

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Mr&Mrs Italy leather bomber. 

Peace, love and appliqué to all men.

Stubbs out.

PS. Check this classic from William: Atomic Bomb. Heavyweight.

More Mr&Mrs Italy below..

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MOVING ONWARDS

Evening Style Merchants. You seen how this month panning out in UK? Its gonna rain. Trust, its gonna come down pretty heavily at some point as well as it is bizarrely now for  June. Fancy something different? Stick on the coat below on by Sealup and It’s Gonna Rain by Reich and see how it fits. Take it Steve..

Steve Reich- Its Gonna Rain.

What with recent torrents, been thinking bout the rain. Am double digging the Explorer Trench from Sealup. With bonded wool flannel lining, lapels and collar and cotton drill water repellent outwear. Also has a plush, removable fox-fur leather interior and additional collar trim. Adore Sealup. Such a good brand, with totally cool product. Sealup open a new shop on Via Brera in Milan come September. S.o…cool, yeah?

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Sealup Explorer Trench.

In other news, am interviewing Patrick Grant, the menswear designer, at the Hoxton Hotel in Holborn, next Tuesday, (click). More light notes to come with next downpour.

Stubbs out.

THE IN CROWD

Morning Style Mongers. Just to confirm, I’m in with The In Crowd, I go where the In Crowd goes etc.. in todays case, its Paris. Wonder if they’ll let us out again if we vote out? Might have to plot in with the out crowd.  Was exciting being in a polling station for such significant gig. Resisted urges to take ‘significant’ pictures of everything and tried to say in the moment. 

 

There’s more good lyrics you know?

“I’m in with the “In” crowd
And I know what the “In crowd knows (How to have fun!)
Any time of the year, donґt you hear? (How to have fun!)
Dressin’ fine, makin’ time…”

so, so Paris Mens Fashion Week, non?
“We breeze up and down the street
We get respect from people we meet
They make way day or night
They know the “In” crowd is out of sight..”

Stubbs In.

<Expect more…>

 

PITTI RUDE BOYS

Morning The Style Merchants. Am in Pitti and it is hilarious and affirming to witness the Pitti Peacocks are still out in over accessorised force and continue to put the cock into peacock. There are exceptions, natch. This geeza was dropping ivory, cream & choc to stirling effect. Yes Rudie. Put me in mind of this track by Ian Dury. Check the lyrics. Too, too good for Pitti. Take it Ian, old chap. “Dagenham Royal Swagger!”

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Ivory, cream, choc-chic at Pitti. Rude.

“Hey, with your natty threads and your nifty dreads
And your Dagenham royal swagger
With your tricky spiels and your Cuban heels
And the face of a carpet-bagger
With your sweet cologne and your mobile phone
And the moves of a desperado
You will cut a swathe on your gangster’s lathe
And an overdose of bravado”

“Hey, with your natty threads and your nifty dreads
And your Dagenham royal swagger
With your tricky spiels and your Cuban heels
And the face of a carpet-bagger

With your sweet cologne and your mobile phone
And the moves of a desperado
You will cut a swathe on your gangster’s lathe
And an overdose of bravado”

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Flossin’ with the Luxury Doge himself, Brunello C at the Palazzo last night.

“Hey, you turned up trumps in your purple pumps
And a little bit of made to measure
With your shiny frock and your yellow socks
You’re addressing it to your pleasure
With an urchin crop and a skimpy top
You’ve got to have a good thing going
With your lazy grace and your crazy face
Who cares if your slip is showing?
Now we can see you’re hip to the mother ship
When you pop into the north horizon
You’re the one who’s having all the fun
With everybody’s eyes on
So dance little rude girl, dance
Dance little rude girl, dance
Dance little rude girl, dance
You’ve got to know something
Make me go bananas
Make me feel so right
Take me to Navana
And leave me there all night
Make me hit the ceiling
Send me round the bend
Take me back to Ealing

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When the evening ends
With your natty threads and your nifty dreads
And your Dagenham royal swagger
With your tricky spiels and your Cuban heels
And the face of a carpet-bagger
With your sweet cologne and your mobile phone
And the moves of a desperado
You will cut a swathe on your gangster’s lathe
And an overdose of bravado
So dance little rude boy, dance
Dance little rude boy, dance”

thanks for the help with the post, Ian, images to come, honest

Stubbs out.

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