I’ve never considered myself a creative person but I have always been attracted to the world of creation and the creative process, especially in fashion. I enjoy trying to understand how creative ideas are born and what inspires an entrepreneur or a designer to put together a collection. I’ve recently discovered the brand Hircus and I was actually impressed by the way they thought out their collection before producing it.
A former professional rugby player who’s always loved suits and fine haberdashery… It’s the story of Bruno & Co and its founder Elliot Bruno, and one that we really like. Upon ending his career, he decided to launch a brand of ties and accessories that would showcase what England does best when it comes to weaving quality fabrics and handcrafting silk products.
- Long collar slim-fit cotton shirt Pellicano Menswear – 75 pounds
- Tweed & waxed cotton jacket Nigel Cabourn – 1 269 euros
- Cashmere sweater with shoulder patches Hircus – 135 euros
- NATO strap military watch Timex – 62 euros
- 100% silk & handmade in England tie Bruno & Co – 59 pounds
- Foliage print cotton pants Wings + Horns – 250 dollars
- Distressed leather pocket wallet Rag & Bone – 150 dollars
- 100% silk & handmade in England pocket square Bruno & Co – 29 pounds
- Brushed leather belt Cause and Effect – 130 dollars
- Waxed cotton original briefcase Filson – 260 euros
- Made to order cashmere shoes Benjamins – 189 dollars
- Slim fit wool blazer Alexander McQueen – 1 595 dollars
It feels like it’s been a while since we featured an apartment in Manhattan. This week, I was immediately drawn to this amazing space in Tribeca. This house, designed by New York architect Andrew Franz is in the Tribeca Manufacturing Building, a former soap warehouse.
I always love discovering a great French footwear brand. For several reasons: 1/ my grandfather was a cobbler and just like him (and my father), I have a passion for fine shoes and boots; and 2/ as you know, we are huge supporters of the made in France movement. Anyhoo, this week we’re telling you about Numéro Noir.
I’ve recently discovered the Japanese photographer Wataru Shimosato and her blog An Unknown Quantity (where I could spend hours). I especially like one of her recent posts where she presents (in pictures) her favorite streetstyle photographers, including YoungJun Koo, the blogger behind the site I’m Koo. I love YoungJun’s work and it’s a delight to finally be able to put a face on the character.
- Hunter canvas and leather backpack Bill Amberg - 785 dollars [tweet]
- Cashmere tie Boglioli – 250 dollars [tweet]
- Solid sterling silver cufflinks Renné Jewellery – 75 pounds [tweet]
- Leather card holder APC – 79 dollars [tweet]
- Hidden button Balt shirt Chapter – 175 dollars [tweet]
- Wool fringed scarf Acne Studios – 147 dollars [tweet]
- Classic tweed jacket Nigel Cabourn – 929 dollars [tweet]
- Wool-flannel trousers AMI – 305 dollars [tweet]
- Leather double monks shoes Lucknow – 210 euros [tweet]
- Chunky knit socks Etiquette – 15 euros [tweet]
- Brown leather strap military watch Timex – 79 dollars [tweet]
- Woven suede belt Anderson’s – 105 dollars [tweet]
I love Fall. Probably because I was born in November. But also because I love dressing up for Fall. It’s all about earthier colors, layering and (if that’s your thing) flannel. It’s an American classic. It’s been around forever and everyone loves wearing it. But as more and more retailers now sell washed up versions of the checkered shirt, I find it difficult to find a truly well made (and America made) flannel shirt.