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June 19, 2013

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What I Am Wearing + New Chisel Last

The sun is finally starting to come out these days, well at least the heat is….the rain can’t make up it’s mind whether or not it wants to give London a break or just call it fall all year long. But hey, either way, it’s warm enough to take the risk of breaking out the light colored shoes (and trousers!), otherwise reserved for summer. That being, I decided to break out my new Fremont II, […]

December 6, 2012

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Bright Socks, Wholecut Loafers & DB Overcoats….My Kind of Outfit!

It’s been awhile since I have showed you one of my daily outfits to allow you all a chance to critique me, mainly because lately I simply can’t be asked to take photos of myself, especially since my time at Gieves & Hawkes these days is completely accounted for, down to the last second! But every now and then when I manage to put something together that I personally find appealing, I figure, ‘what the […]

October 19, 2012

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Instagram + Shoes = The Future….

Vintage Boots from circa 1920’s If you have a smartphone, you should probably get Instagram. Now, I am not one for tweeting my thoughts or updating every 5 seconds what I do in my life, but I must say that I love taking pictures of shoes, altering the effect of the picture and then sharing it….you see, the time in my day is far and few between for reading, but to simply look at pictures […]

September 23, 2012

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What I Am Wearing – Special Bored On Sunday Edition

Warning: I am about to go on a rant. For those not interested in my thoughts, refrain from continuing. So, it’s Sunday (my only day off, EVER), it’s the 3rd day of Autumn and of course it’s raining here in London. Now, I am not disappointed by the rain, on the contrary, it’s quite refreshing as I am ready to start layering it up in the clothing department. I already have my eye on a […]

July 12, 2012

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What I Am Wearing – The Italian Way

I know that I have touched on this before, but I will repeat that one of my favorite things about the way in which Italians dress themselves, is the constant use of suede shoes in their outfits. For me, a brown suede shoe (in the shade of my shoe here or darker) pairs more beautifully with a blue suit (whether it navy or mid-blue) than any other of shoe. Something about the texture of suede […]

June 12, 2012

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A Different Outfit Every Day

Looking at this picture, and not really liking the burgundy trousers paired with my (predominantly black) outfit, made me realize something about myself and the way in which I dress. Being that I have an excessive amount of clothing and dress by moods (and matching), I tend to always try something new. I realized that I think that I am relatively rare in this aspect, when I started to think about how the average man […]

May 17, 2012

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Black on Blue on Blue on Black!!

The more that I spend time here in England and the more this crappy weather prevails, the more I find myself wearing black and blue, together. Two to three years ago, I would have condemned this, but as the weather here is so unpredictable (literally being able to see 4 seasons within 10 minutes time), I constantly fear getting caught in a torrential downpour and ruining a pair of non-black shoes. Therefore, when I see […]

May 10, 2012

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It’s Just Me And My Pink Laces!

Some might call this overkill, others might call it brilliant, I just call it being bored from conservatism and wanting to do something about it! Because every now and then, an outfit needs a injection of fun color to liven it up a bit….and as I have said before, a touch of extravagant lacing helps to meet that need. Most people go for the classic red laces but as I had a tie that matched […]

April 26, 2012

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Red Trousers….Get Some!

I am not 100% positive in saying this, but I am quite sure that I prior to moving to Europe to study shoemaking, I never ever saw anyone wear red trousers. But over here in Europe, they are literally a staple piece in most stylish mens’ wardrobe, which I think is quite great! I feel like many men in the States (or maybe just Seattle, where I am from) are mentally confined to simply wearing […]

April 12, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

One of the biggest perks about working at a tailor’s shop (apart from the amazing alterations that I manage to sneak in) is the fact that I get to take part in some of the best deals, like sample sales and private sales for the staff. Recently there was a sale for all of the staff of G&H of which they were offering some of the archival pieces from their military collection. A lot of […]