Most things in menswear are, in the end, about restraint. Knowing when to go all out, and knowing when to pull back on the reins. Collars are no exception. Finding the right collar is all about honesty, proportion, and moderation. Let me give you a few examples.
Recently I wrote about a pair of custom shoes ordered from Singaporean shoemaker Ed Et Al. They also have a ready-made line coming in at very attractive prices, and just released their second collection for Spring/Summer 2012. Here is a first look at the lookbook and my thoughts on the jaunty footwear.
Some weather is easy to dress for. Hot and sunny, grab the seersucker and white linen. Cold and cloudy, go for grey flannel. Like I said, easy. What’s not so easy is when the wires get crossed. This time of year it is not uncommon to get the trifecta for difficult dressing – hot, humid, and dismal. Here are a few proposed solutions.
I always talk about ordering custom clothes as being a process, and this is a perfect example. A little while back I wrote about Mercer & Sons shirts and the blue oxford David Mercer made up for me to try. The shirt wasn’t perfect, but more than promising enough to get me to place a second order. Here are the results.
The importance of the “Made in Wherever” label is nothing new to the world of luxury goods and high-end clothing. We’re literally talking about a concept with a history dating back to antiquity. But lately there has been a lot of talk about what exactly constitutes a Swiss watch that brings up a lot of interesting points about provenance more generally.