agentlemanandalawyer:

"A house without books is like a man without a soul."

- Cicero, Roman statesman and lawyer.

(Source: karlmannlegur)

Timestamp: 1397873244

agentlemanandalawyer:

"A house without books is like a man without a soul."

- Cicero, Roman statesman and lawyer.

(Source: karlmannlegur)

Black-tie

putthison:

"Combining the patterns and colours is simply a question of getting a contrast. With a striped suit I wouldn’t wear a striped shirt. With a striped shirt I would wear a plain woven tie in a much deeper or brighter colour. The thing to keep in mind really is that the shirt, tie, and suit can’t look all the same in colour or scale of pattern, and, of course, not to be self-conscious about combination. The one thing that I am especially conscious of is combining ties and pocket handkerchiefs. I avoid matching them at all costs. The pocket handkerchief should be coloured and patterned, but not matching the tie. Better to have it related, or even entirely unrelated, so long as they don’t look wrong together."

— Douglas Fairbanks Jr., from an interview he did with Vogue in 1966. (via CrimsonSox)

(via thebengalstripe)

Timestamp: 1392696436

putthison:

"Combining the patterns and colours is simply a question of getting a contrast. With a striped suit I wouldn’t wear a striped shirt. With a striped shirt I would wear a plain woven tie in a much deeper or brighter colour. The thing to keep in mind really is that the shirt, tie, and suit can’t look all the same in colour or scale of pattern, and, of course, not to be self-conscious about combination. The one thing that I am especially conscious of is combining ties and pocket handkerchiefs. I avoid matching them at all costs. The pocket handkerchief should be coloured and patterned, but not matching the tie. Better to have it related, or even entirely unrelated, so long as they don’t look wrong together."

— Douglas Fairbanks Jr., from an interview he did with Vogue in 1966. (via CrimsonSox)

(via thebengalstripe)

bntailor:

Flannel double vest 3p by B&Tailor

(via thebengalstripe)

Timestamp: 1392696126

bntailor:

Flannel double vest 3p by B&Tailor

(via thebengalstripe)

voxsart:

Hey, Howie.

The unimpeachable basics of the double-breasted navy blazer and light flannel trousers.

Timestamp: 1390740885

voxsart:

Hey, Howie.

The unimpeachable basics of the double-breasted navy blazer and light flannel trousers.

ethandesu:

Liverano Casentino, Caid Three Piece and Carmina PTB’s

Mark at The Armoury NYC

Timestamp: 1389874109

ethandesu:

Liverano Casentino, Caid Three Piece and Carmina PTB’s

Mark at The Armoury NYC

abitofcolor:

turnoverchange:

Charvet, Paris - Charvet is a “must see” for anyone visiting Paris who enjoys fine menswear. They make the very best silk knit ties. Consider a black and navy to add to your wardrobe staples.

(via hlckwok1)

Timestamp: 1389518415

abitofcolor:

turnoverchange:

Charvet, Paris - Charvet is a “must see” for anyone visiting Paris who enjoys fine menswear. They make the very best silk knit ties. Consider a black and navy to add to your wardrobe staples.

(via hlckwok1)

On Engineering the Suit

When I bother to dress up, people sometimes look at me and think that I care about my appearance. I do, but probably not to the extent most people think I do. Why don’t I pursue mainstream designer brands? Or conspicuously (and gauchely) monogrammed products? 

The suit has particular allure (all right, I admit, I’m obsessed. I can spend hours, make that days, just analysing and thinking about the type of cloth I want to buy) because of the ingenuity of the engineering process that goes on behind the making of the garment. Most people don’t know the amount of labour and science that are involved when tailoring a suit. 
The ability to customise everything (from choice of raw materials for the internal parts through colour of thread to type of button) allows me to give my obsession over details free reign — Yes, I pity my tailor because I notice if my sleeves are 1 cm too long … Plus, I’ve always been sold on history, tradition and pedigree.

This video provides a quick primer on that engineering process behind the garment, and why thinking about what to bespeak next is so addictive.

Part B