John Smedley Knitwear. I dont put on knitwear very often but, when I do, it's always by Smedley ! Beautiful fabrics combined with modern (and retro) styling all add up to a fantastic product. Great worn casually with jeans and thin enough to wear under a suit (which, by the way, does create a very nice shape if you dont sport the washboard stomach of your youth !) At present I own a cardigan, V-neck and a rollneck...this combination seems to cater for any occassion.
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Fox Umbrella. I have used fox umbrellas for years and, apart from looking great, I have found them to be 100% reliable. Very well priced considering the heritage (since 1868 I believe) and quality of the product. I am very tempted by the red leather contrast stitching on the handle (shown below) currently being offered by the company....very sharp !
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Handmade in beautiful Black English Bridle Leather this Aspinal Exotic Billfold Wallet has been luxuriously lined in red snakeskin. The snakeskin is not only very soft but due to the dyes which have been applied during the finishing process, they have a glistening almost translucent finish.
Aspinal, if requested, can also monogram the wallet for you either in gold or hot-stamp.
Other inside colours are available but I LOVE this red one. One of my next purchases !
Blackberry Bold Smartphone. Ok, maybe a slight departure from the normal thread of my blog but as a latecomer to Blackberry I feel I have to make comment about how much I love it ! Great looks, simple to use and fantastic features make a Blackberry a must-have item for the man about town- even although I do seem to be coming to this conclusion about 5 years later than everyone else !
The Barbour Liddesdale (or Husky) coat is one piece of clothing no man should be without. Very versatile, this coat looks great worn casually with jeans or over a pinstripe suit...inexpensive, light, practical AND stylish. If only every purchase in life was this simple !
In my opinion, green is the best colour !
The Crombie Coat. I own these coats in black, navy and the displayed fawn / beige colour which is my favourite....it goes with any colour of suit (within reason !) and makes any outfit look sharp and finished. My crombie coats (unlike the image) feature slanted pockets and a third smaller "ticket" pocket. Very 60s and sharp !
At present I get my suits made for me by Ede and Ravenscroft....great product and service. My suit requirements are quite simple...3 button, single breasted, double vented coat. Flat fronted, slim trousers with 2 front pockets (none at the rear). Fit and quality are more important to me than "fashion" suits with quirky features.