Le Noeud Papillon and Linkson Jackson

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It’s funny how despite being a grown man I still get a slight buzz when returning home to find a parcel on the doorstep - even more so when it’s actually for me. But who can blame me when what’s inside is one of Nicholas Atgemis’ beautiful bow ties. Nicholas is the founder of newish and upcoming Australian label Le Noeud Papillon. Just in case you were wondering, the name translates as ‘the knot of the butterfly’ and is how the … [Read more...]

The Autumn Suit

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As I wandered through one of London’s royal parks on a recent weekend, I noticed a trail of crisp brown leaves pirouetting across the pathway; “Surely it can’t be autumn already?” I thought to myself, then feeling a pang as I caught sight of the crimson sunset behind Buckingham Palace, I realised that the ‘great’ British summer, ever fragile and short lived, would soon be over: good things never last, great things often never arrive. … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Cool

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“IF you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs...” Rudyard Kipling(1895) I recently took a punt on a few items from An Affordable Wardrobe shop. I say punt not because this is an unreliable source, far from, but because buying vintage clothes can be a bit tricky at the best of times. Buying vintage at a distance of 3000 miles away is even trickier. But I’m glad I followed my gut instincts. Aside from a vintage … [Read more...]

Links: Hat Store, Right Bags, Shirt Colors…

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• Two dandies visit J.J. Hat Center on Fifth Avenue at 32nd street. (uptowndandy.blogspot.com) • In praise of Slowear. (acontinuouslean.com) • A nice overview of 'right bags.' (blog.brooksbrothers.com) • Style Icon: Sebastian Flyte (stjames-style.blogspot.com) • Simplicity vs rakishness or can they work together? (dieworkwear.com) • Don't neglect tan and grey shirts. (asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com) • Not to miss … [Read more...]

The Soft Roll Project: Update

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Long time readers may remember it’s been my ambition to start producing a few clothes under my own label. Every season I struggle to find certain items, but without the money to get all my clothes made for me I’ve decided this is the only answer. I’ve settled on a name for the label, and the clothes will be classically inspired, hard to find, limited edition items of good quality all sold at a fair price. The first item I want to produce … [Read more...]