Friday, 28 December 2012

Clothes for 2013

It is that time of year when my mind starts planning the purchases for 2013. I have got to bring in another budget cut, partly due to economic reasons and also I am going to put 50% of my budget into clothes for work.

So I have final piece to buy from AW12/13 and that is a new Nigel Cabourn 4-way roll neck.

For spring summer 2013 I am going to be investing in the a few labels;

Comme des Garcons - couple of tops
CP Company - new jacket and overshirt
Raf Simons - a couple of tops and maybe a jacket
Nigel Cabourn - not sure yet but I do want a new shirt and I might get a summer cameraman or parka
Stone Island - shirts, an overshirt and maybe a jacket
Woolrich - shirts

I will probably pick up a few pieces from Folk, Church's blue suede loafers and a new pair of Tretorn pumps.

Now the work-clothing investments is an interesting new direction for me. It has been on my mind for a couple of years now, some of it is age and also another part is the desire to separate my work-life attire from my personal-life.

I think I am going to go for a slim suit in blues, grey and black.  This will be teamed up with white shirts, narrow ties, simple black shoes, blue tote & briefcase and most likely jackets with a more casual influence (CP, Stone Island and Cabourn).

I am going to have to bit more research into the suits so I am starting off with DSquared2 and Costume National to dip my toe into the water - a look I really liked when I was in Milan.

Maison Martin Margiela Travel Bag

This is a bag! Maison Martin Margiela travel bag from Tres Bien shop.

Friday Dog Walking Outfit

Here is today's selection, Edwin selvedge jeans, Woolrich shirt, Cabourn jumper, DM shoes and Stone Island jacket. 

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Today's Selection

This is what I decided to go for today; Cabourn aircraft jacket & jumper, Edwin rainbow selvedge jeans, CP shirt and Bass loafers.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Yuketen JB Brown Boots

My quest for some new boots continues but these are creeping up the list, Yuketen JB Brown Boots from SUPERDENIM.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Napapiijri Dorum Trapper Hat

I have not worn Napapiijri for years but I do like the look of this dorum trapper hat in carrot.

Friday Dressing

I thought I would take a picture because it is Friday, desert boots, Edwin rainbow selvage, Universal Works shirt, Nigel Cabourn vest and Mallory jacket. 

Winter Wardrobe

A could of great pictures of winter wardrobe and the addictive Nigel Cabourn pieces.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Stone Island Sheepskin Hat

Stone Island sheepskin hat from Oi Polloi.


The Performance Shirt from Levis Commuter series is made from Blue cotton chambray, but you don't think its that simple do you! Being designed with cycling at the forefront this fabric features NanoSphere treatment which adds water resistance and repels dirt, as well as having Clariant sanitized hygiene function to protect against odours. 

A Few Picks From Pavilion In Cardiff

Here are a few pieces from Pavilion in Cardiff; Barbour shirt, Belstaff roadmaster, Edwin selvage and Grenson sid brogues.

Winter Boots From Oi Polloi

It is the time of year where a good pair of boots is essential and here are a few picks from Oi Polloi.

Stone Island From Woodhouse

A few pieces of Stone Island from Woodhouse, navy ipad case, gilet and ice jacket.

Friday, 19 October 2012

2012 Loake Advertising

Icon - George Mallory

Mallory goes a lot further than just being an influence on clothes that I like, mainly Cabourn but after reading a number of books about the man he is a life influence - it is really work reading Into the Silence.

Our Legacy 1950s Ethnic Indigo Check

Our Legacy 1950s ethnic indigo shirt from Glass Boutique.

AW12/13 Wardrobe Purchases

I have been giving a lot of thought to my pieces for this AW, like most people I am cutting back on the clothes budget but I still want to add to my wardrobe.

I am addicted to jackets and there is nothing I can do about this, so I have already picked up a couple of Nigel Cabourn jackets from BasilicaDuo - a crazy Mallory and oilcloth aircraft jacket.

I need a new tote bag and I am thinking about a blue Woolrich Woolen Mills one, this way I can switch between green and blue depending on my mood.

Now I need a few pairs of boots this winter and I am probably going to get a pair of Loake Dovedale boots and a pair of Tretorn high tops (my last pair were destroyed at the Stone Roses gig in Manchester).

I am only getting one jumper a Cabourn 4 way roll neck in cream, I lost my last one.

Shirting is a bit more difficult as I really do need to get a few more shirts but I tend to struggle finding ones that I like. I normally get excited about unusual cuts, pockets, use of fabric and this restricts my choice, but I have my eye on a few Woolrich and Cabourn pieces.

Finally those other bits that I need to get and will pick up along the way.  Well I do need to invest in some waistcoats and I am watching a few by ACNE, Cabourn and RAF Simons.  I will probably pick up a new hat and my gut is telling me a Woolrich one to cover the ears and I could do with a new navy scarf that will probably be Cabourn.

I have just spotted the Stone Island ipad covers and I have a feeling ones of these will drop into my Christmas box.

Finally the wildcard jacket ... as I am addicted and I have a feeling that a Woolrich parka might find it's way into my collection. 

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Stone Island Black Ice Jacket

I have already done a post about this jacket but I managed to get a better quality picture from Woodhouse, so for the second time the Stone Island black ice jacket from Woodhouse Clothing.

1950s Church's Shoe Advertising

Loake Dovedale Boots

I really like the look of these Loake Dovedale boots from Stuarts London.

Edwin Top And Chinos

Edwin top and chinos from Basilica Duo.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Woolrich Woolen Mills Newspaper Pocket Shirt

This is a lovely shirt from Oi Polloi - Woolrich Woolen Mills newspaper pocket shirt in yellow.

Nigel Cabourn Crazy Mallory Jacket

I decided to invest in a crazy Mallory jacket by Nigel Cabourn this season and I am falling in love with it even more each day.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Nigel Cabourn Surface Jacket Navy

Nigel Cabourn navy surface jacket from Basilica Duo. 

Edwin, Woolrich and YMC from Basilica Duo

Edwin, Woolrich Woolen Mills shirts and YMC sweatshirt from Basilica Duo.

Edwin Selvedge Jeans

Edwin selvedge jeans with a mixed rainbow and red selvedge from Basilica Duo.