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.
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.
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.
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.
Needles&Opium and Jean Cocteau in New York.
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.
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.
Stubbs out, collars out.