Double PoW (tie & shirt):

Hartwood tie & silk/wool/linnen SC handmade by Caruso. Courtot bespoke shirt. Kimono silk ps. Brooks Brothers yellow braces. VBC trou. C&J oxfords.

Boggi mocs, trou & unlined seersucker SC. BB bow. Lucca bespoke veil shirt. Automobile Club ps.

Canali travel blazer. BB seersucker bow tie. Zara cotton trousers. Kimono ps. John Lobb suede oxfords.

Boggi woven DB. Profilo Italiano MTM trousers, from off-white flannel thrifted on eBay. Scavini silk houndstooth ps. Cafe Cotton shirt. Charvet tie. Brooks Brothers yellow braces. John Lobb suede oxfords.

Degustation verticale — tribute to the italian dark shirt/light trou combo:

(Lucca bespoke black herringbone BD shirt. PRL ivory chinos. Berluti mocs.)

1. Boglioli
2. Maco
3. Lander Urquijo
4. Façonnable
5. Hartwood
6. Boggi
7. Boggi
8. Brooks Brothers

Vote for your favorite fit.

Degustation verticale - part 1:

1) Boggi
2) Boggi
3) Boglioli for Arthur & Fox
4) Brooks Brothers
5) Lander Urquijo
6) Faconnable

Further experimentations with FU jackets on the weekend.

Brooks Brothers (Made in Italy line) wool & silk unlined gunclub check SC. Faconnable aubergine cotton jeans-cut trousers.

Brooks Brothers SC. Hilditch & Key shirt. Les Dandys ps. Gambler millerighe cord trou. Berluti suede loafers.

Ohnona blazer made by Sartena from vintage cloth, with Smalto square wood buttons. Truzzi shirt thrifted on eBay BNWT. Façonnable cotton/silk/cashmere V-neck sweater. Tailormail silk/cashmere ps. Brooks Brothers bow tie. Ralph Lauren ‘preppy fit’ millerighe trousers. Loding rubber-soled derbies.  

A professoral fit to begin the New Year: Boggi birdseye SC and merino sweater vest. Albert Arts BD. Brooks Brothers bow tie. Drake’s ps. Atelson millerighe trousers. Edward Green brogues. 

Boggi unlined SC & cashmere V-neck. Brooks Brothers non-iron OCBD. Ascot of unrecalled origin. Silk ps thrifted at Simon’s. Atelson brown millerighe trousers. Lavender Finsbury socks. John Lobb suede oxfords thrifted on leboncoin.fr. 


Special bonus (not-featured), for the next 48 hours only: Clark Gable mustache.  

Over Christmas holiday, I’ve been reading lots of Blake & Mortimer to my sons, educating their sartorial eye through bande dessinée. It strikes me that Edgar P. Jacobs often liked to draw characters who don bow ties with their DB’s, hence the bow tie and DB blazer fit today, for my eldest son’s birthday.


Albert Arts shirt and flannel DB blazer with crested buttons from the Traveller’s Club Paris. Brooks Brothers bow tie — Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Repp tie pattern. Drake’s ps. Gambler RTW soft cavalry twill trousers with cavalry pockets. JM Weston suede bucks thrifted on eBay. Red socks by Bowen. 

Smalto bespoke blazer thrifted at Albert’s. Boggi shirt. Brooks Brothers bow tie. Kiton flannel trousers thrifted on eBay. Drake’s ps. Crockett & Jones oxfords.

The 3rd of three Caraceni bespoke suits thrifted on eBay. Albert Arts shirt. Drake’s silk hanky. Di Castri tie. Brooks Brothers braces. Black Aubercy mocs thrifted on eBay, Lupin model.

The 3rd of three Caraceni bespoke suits thrifted on eBay. Albert Arts shirt. Drake’s silk hanky. Di Castri tie. Brooks Brothers braces. Black Aubercy mocs thrifted on eBay, Lupin model.

Kiton S180’s ultra-light needlehead suit. Di Castri tie from latest Boivin bunches. Vicomte A. shirt with bespoke tab collar by Courtot. Red braces with brown leather trimmings by Brooks Brothers. Drake’s silk hanky. Brown oxfords by Aubercy.