Monday, 31 January 2011

silent words

This was the day I decided to change my kitchen into a photo studio - slightly unsuccessfully might I add. However, I think it sort of got the job done, and may be even added to the pictures.

I think everyone needs at least one bow tie in their wardrobe. This one was very kindly given to me and I have to say it is the best of the best and I haven't seen one which has come close ever since. You may have by now seen, that I have a certain need for clean, simple and straight slim lines and am a fan of the tailored look. Keeping with this brief, the bow tie is super slim and collaborates perfectly with any tailored shirt emphasising a nice, crisp collar area. Add to this any satchel and trousers (undecided whether denim would work) and the geek is most definitely chic!

The shoes, what can I say, best shoes in the world (even though I may be slightly bias). The only issue is, I don't wear them enough, as I don't want to dirty them. Give me everything brogue and then give me some more.



OK, so eleven years ago was the millennium; go back nearly a century before that and you had the world wars; 500 years prior to that and the USA was discovered; go a few thousand years and the three wise men were taking gifts; a few million and T Rex was eating everything in sight; and a few million years before then (or may be more) was my last post.

I simply have no excuse for this - except for the fact that life got in the way. Anyway, enough of this droning on - time to play serious catch up.

I think suits sometimes have an unfair reputation - they are seen as being restrictive and uniform. I on the other hand see them as a great starting point. Straightaway, if you have a good fitting suiting, in my opinion, you are already half way there. I challenge you to show me one person in a good fitting suit, who doesn't look good.

Then, all you need to do with the suit is throw in some super slim line shoes, a decent overcoat and may be a bag et voila! I always prefer the double vent and the one or two button variety - I find they just sit better. Although, having said that, I do feel the need to begin experimenting...