I Am Dandy Launch Party 17th September

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Book titles have never really meant that much to me. I generally couldn’t care less if a great book has the right name. It wouldn’t matter to me if Maugham’s ‘Of Human Bondage’ was actually called ‘Book 1’ or Fitzgerald’s masterpiece was titled something prosaic like ‘Poor Boy’s Rise and Fall.’ However, when I learned that writer Natty Adams and photographer Rose Callahan’s impressive compendium of international … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Drake’s, SuitSupply, Duke of Windsor…

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• Drake’s FW 2013. (dieworkwear.com) • Five SuitSupply FW 13/14 items. (thenordicfit.com) • 5 things we can learn from Duke of Windsor. (gentlemansgazette.com) • The 25 most powerful people in menswear. (four-pins.com) • A tale of two shirtings. (asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com) • Oak Street Bootmakers for Woodlands chukka. (aheadlongdive.com) • Repatinating shoes with Carreducker. (permanentstyle.co.uk) • … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Lubiam, Clutch Bag, Tweed…

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• Lubiam S/S ´14 @ Pitti Uomo 84. (dresslikea.com) • For better & worse: The clutch bag. (linleywild.com) • The story of tweed. (gentlemansgazette.com) • Summer styles then and now. (asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com) • Late summer outfit. (thenordicfit.com) • Blue is the new black. (ethandesu.com) • Ivy style humor: Neckwear. (oxfordclothbuttondown.com) • Shooting outfits. (howtospendit.ft.com) • Peak … [Read more...]

Notes of a Fuddy Duddy

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I am no longer what is universally considered a 'young man.' I know this because someone informed me of the fact very recently, touching me firmly on the wrist as they might a nervous patient to whom they were dispensing a diagnosis. I also know it because I have recognised in myself some peculiar fuddy duddyness: skepticism is creeping over me like a vine,  I have an increasing desire for solitude and am starting to adopt the inherited … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Drake’s Autumn, Sportcoats & Jeans, Masaru Okuyama…

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• Drake's new season selection. (gq-magazine.co.uk) • Which sport coats can be worn with jeans? (putthison.com) • Introducing Japanese shoemaker Masaru Okuyama. (theshoesnobblog.com) • Lord Fairhaven's wardrobe. (asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com) • Study and variation on the jacket pockets. (parisiangentleman.co.uk) • It’s all in the collar. (fromsqualortoballer.com) • Arcuri Cravatte bespoke tie review. … [Read more...]