Accessorize Drab and Solid Colours


Dressing is about striking a balance. If patterns are busy, cut down on colours. If you sport dominant colours, remove patterns. If you dress in drab and solid colours, accessorize your attire. It doesn’t have to be much. A pin collar and a hat can be a solution.

Source: The Journal of Style in Florence

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Bring an End to Stuffocation


“Stuffocation”, a nice concept. I’m not sure I know the exact opposite concept but here you have an example. The man has removed socks, belt, laces, turn-ups and patterns, and, besides white, he has left only two colours: cream brown and wine red.

Can you feel the freedom?

Source: The Journal of Style in Florence

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Sir Roy Strong


Sir Roy Strong, former director of The National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum, in a personal and brilliant summer attire.

NPG P1258; Sir Roy Strong by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz

Brown suit & brown necktie, the swingin’ 70s.


Bright linen in the garden.

Sources: Jonathan Pilkington, Bernard Lee Schwartz & The Times

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Advanced Style in Manhattan


Navy blue suit, white shirt, white handkerchief, red tie and black toe caps.

Sometimes a simple style is the most advanced style.

Photo: The Journal of Style in Manhattan, New York

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Shop: Vintage Summer Jacketings


“Trofeo” in blue checks,  Ermenegildo Zegna.


“Trofeo” in caramel checks, Ermenegildo Zegna.


“Palinuro” in a jacquard weave, Ermenegildo Zegna.


“Avrelia” in green and pink, Albino Botto.


“Avrelia” in yellow, brown and green, Albino Botto.


“Trofeo” in classic cream stripes, Ermenegildo Zegna.


“Trofeo” in cocky, but harmonious checks, Ermenegildo Zegna.

Bold summer jacketings are not for everybody. Personally, I like them a lot. Summer should be challenged. Solid blue shades are fine but it gets boring, when they become a uniform.

These vintage summer jacketings from Italian mills are unique pieces of cloth. You will not only get a jacket with character but also a jacket that nobody else has, which has a charm of its own.

You can buy the summer jacketings at the store.

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