Top 10 pocket squares to buy

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Top 10 pocket squares to buyBeing a menswear blogger it is difficult for me to estimate which brands are well known and renewed for their products and which are much less known. I have tried myself most of them and am very happy with their products. If you ask yourself which pocket square brands I should consider then this post will be very helpful. Below you will find 10 brands that produce some of the best pocket squares. I have chosen one design from each collection to illustrate the one I like ...

Pitti Uomo 89 – outfit day 4

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Pitti Uomo 89 - outfit day 4I mentioned yesterday that this post is going to be rather short as it was the last day at Pitti Uomo 89. Friday is almost a dead day at Fortezza da Basso as even the brands start to pack their stands about midday. Because the weather was so nice, as you can see below, we decided to spend the day strolling around Florence instead. For days like that, which feel so much like weekend I was wearing my most comfortable shoes ever, the pebble ...

Pitti Uomo 89 – outfit day 3

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Pitti Uomo 89 - outfit day 3Day 3 of Pitti Uomo 89 was very wet and grey. I actually felt like back in England. The main square was nothing like it from the day before. It became empty as everyone headed to the main pavilion which made it really packed and crowded. Still, some of the most ambitious visitors stayed under the entrance roof in order to get photographed  but I am going to assume they were in minority. In order to not have my shoes all wet I decided ...

Pitti Uomo 89 – outfit day 2

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Pitti Uomo 89 - outfit day 2Oh boy, second day at Pitti Uomo 89 in Florence was lovely. It was sunny, warm and the sky was almost cloudless - such a perfect weather for January. In one of the earlier posts I have already shown this double breasted flannel suit from Suitsupply, model Madison (similar to this one). It really fits me very well right off the peg so I only need to alter the sleeve length. There is no need to adjust anything else, I feel very well wearing ...

Pitti Uomo 89 – outfit day 1

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Pitti Uomo 89 - outfit day 1After publishing my thoughts on Pitti Uomo 89 and describing our trip in the previous post I want to show you the outfit from each of the days of Pitti in more details. Each day will be featured in separate post. I have owned the jacket for a while now but did not have a chance to show it yet. It is a jacket from Suitsupply AW15 collection made of fantastic vintage Vitale Barberis Canonico cloth. This wool-silk blend fabric has been weaved with a boucle ...

Pitti Uomo 89

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Pitti Uomo 89Ciężko mi przed sobą to przyznać, ale nie trudno zauważyć, że kolejna, 89-ta edycja targów mody męskiej Pitti Uomo we Florencji dobiegła końca. Nasza podróż przez kilka włoskich miast skończyła się krótkim pobytem w Pisie i popołudniowym lotem do Londynu. Rozpoczęliśmy ponad tydzień temu w Neapolu kilkoma wizytami u lokalnych krawców by w poniedziałek przenieść się do pięknej Florencji. W ciągu ostatnich kilku dni, w piątek nie odwiedzaliśmy już targów, zaczęły się w internecie pojawiać pierwsze poważniejsze relacje z Florencji. Najpierw oczywiście te najpopularniejsze relacje stricte fotograficzne, jak ...

An Interview with Antonio Llobera, CEO of Yanko

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An Interview with Antonio Llobera Having posted an article on the history of Spanish shoemaking brand Yanko yesterday I wanted to present you with an interview with a man behind the brand, the CEO of Yanko Mr Antonio Llobera. Hope you like the read. Mikolaj Pawelczak (Blue Loafers): Antonio, can you tell us a little bit more about your story before you acquired Yanko? Antonio Llobera: From when I was very young, during holiday and weekends, I used to go with my father to his belts and handbags factory to spend time with him. From …

Yanko shoes – quality from Mallorca

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Yanko shoes – quality from Mallorca More and more of you know all the quality shoe brands that exist nowadays, Yanko being one of them. Not as well-known as its Spanish “sisters” Carmina and Meermin yet but definitely producing shoes of top quality too. Today I would like to tell you a story of Yanko and what its relationship with Meermin and Carmina is – often misunderstood and confused. Before Yanko It all started in the island of Mallorca, Spain, in 1961 when Yanko has been started. It was not …

Norman Vilalta shoes – new collection

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Norman Vilalta shoes – new collection In the early December Norman Vilalta shoemaker located in Barcelona launched a new collection of shoes at the renewed shoe store in New York called Leffot. You can find a bit more information on Norman Vilalta shoes in one of my previous posts here. Founded relatively recently, in 2008, Leffot is a store located in Manhattan West Village featuring fine shoes for men. It has a great selection of almost all the high quality brands – Gaziano&Girling, Corthray, Edward Green, John Lobb, Saint Crispin’s and …

Grey flannel trousers

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Grey flannel trousers No wonder a pair of grey flannel trousers is a winter classic. It has a winter look because of fluffy texture of the flannel, it is warm, it keeps its shape, it is very often soft (Italian wools are usually a bit softer than English) though at the same time not as durable as worsted wool. They however work well with literally every type of jacket, every texture and colour, most of the patterns. Grey flannel comes in different weight as well. 8oz/m is rather light and can be …