Original Penguin Casual Active Collection

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Original Penguin Casual Active Collection Original Penguin Casual Active Collection has been recently launched by the brand and to celebrate this they teamed up with London great creative minds to shoot an editorial. The very talented menswear photographer – Jonathan Daniel Pryce (Garcon Jon) together with stylist, Chris Benns created a very cool editorial shoot. Both Chris and Jonathan can also …

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Foster and Son bespoke shoes #5 – finished shoe

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #5 – finished shoe Worry not! It turns out not to be the last post of the Foster and Son bespoke shoes series. Couldn’t resist and visited Andrew Murphy and Foster’s store today again. It was very nice to see Andrew again but also to note that the sale is up and running. This year …

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Foster and Son bespoke shoes #4 – finished shoe

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #4 – finished shoe This unfortunately is the last post from the Foster and Son series. The previous three posts can be found here #1, here #2 and here #3. They cover almost the entire process of hand made bespoke shoemaking. Finally, please find below some of the bespoke shoes that I managed to take …

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #3 – pattern making, clicking and brogueing.

Foster and son bespoke shoes #3 – pattern making, clicking and broguing 1. Pattern making The next step, after taking measurements and preparing the last (see my previous post), is the pattern making. Emma, Fosters specialist, starts with placing the last on a piece of paper and drawing the center line of the last. Everytime similar operation takes place, Emma always …

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #2 – measurements and last making

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #2 – measurements and last making 1. Measurements Taking measurements is said to be one of the most essential parts of the bespoke process. There is only one fitting at maximum so the shoemaker must be very careful and gather as much information as possible about customer’s feet. Yes, it is important to accurately measure both …

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Prince of Wales plaid tie – The Shoe Snob and Timothy Everest event (PL)

Prince of Wales plaid tie Prince of Wales plaid tie design (glen check) is one of my favourites among fabric textures. Even though it is a check, not plain fabric, I consider it to be very elegant and tie in this fabric is a true classic. I would imagine this to be the best choice for a wedding tie. This …

Cad & The Dandy Jacket #2 (PL)

Here is the outfit from my latest photo shooting with Matthew from topgrain.co.uk. I finally got myself a matching trousers to the jacket that Cad & The Dandy  Savile Row tailors made for me. It is made of the same Dugdale Bros cloth – grey hopsack check with light blue over-check which weights 12-13oz (370-390g). In my opinion very solid …

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Foster and Son shoemakers #1 (PL)

This Saturday I visited a renowned English shoemakers – Foster and Son. Foster is one of the oldest shoe and bootmakers in the world. It was founded in 1840 so the company has 173 years of continuous experience in making not only RTW but most importantly bespoke shoes. It is one of only three shoe stores at Jermyn Street that …

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Winter layering

Eventhough today was a lovely day in London,  very sunny as you can see in the photos. We decided to take advantage of that and go for some photo shoot. The only thing you might easily forget in early January are sunglasses. Definitely not scarf nor gloves but sunglasses and as it turned out I really needed them. Anyway..Todays post …

London Collections: Men – Best shows

London Collections Men AW2014 In my opinion these are the 3 best collections during London Collections: Men show. Can’t really say which one is the best but all of them are classic yet interesting.  One clear message for the next season – checks and overcoats will be still as important next winter as they are now. Enjoy and inspire yourself! …