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    16 Mar

  1. No shoes - No shirt - No service
    A rule mostly encountered in shops, restaurants, and other businesses in the United Oh-my-Gawwwds of America. Where if you have no shoes, no shirt, you will NOT get service. Unless you’re a hot chick of course. Could a French milliardaire (pseudo?)-philosophe be another exception? Or could it just be a ridicoulous question that is supposed to function as the lead-in (bruggetje) to the actual topic, the four photos posted? Mmm. Now I am to much of a square and a prude to ever begin to understand why a jacket or suit worn totally 'commando' is considered to be attractive on man. And to make matters worse I am also a terrible hypocrite because I enjoy the (so would say: douchey) 60s Côte d’Azur playboy- 70s disco shirt contrivances which produce the same effect when worn with a jacket in summer. Time to consult a psychologist? Most likely. However, conspicous consumption is cheaper and less confrontational so I think I will probably try to find a Mandarin jacket as seen in the third photo - to wear with old ripped denim and suede chukka’s. And maybe acquire (another) white pop-over or (another) white summer shirt with Capri collar to combine with my thrifted bespoke Domhoff tuxedo jacket from 1934 (not unlike the unit in second picture) - to wear with faded ripped denim and a pair of suede chukka boots. Finally, depending on depth of the crater in my account, perhaps burn more cash on an utterly useless ‘summer scarf’ to pair with a field jacket - in order to wear it with faded… eh you get the idea. Pictures of BHL by Milan Vukmirovic, which appeared in issue 11 of Purple Magazine. Click to enlarge.
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  2. 2 Jan

  3. Post holiday bargain hunt

    Lazy day, lazy picture post. Traditional outerwear for black tie and your daily fix of aspirational brand names. Des cadeaux par milliers, L’officiel hommes, 1978. 

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  4. 27 Nov

  5. When the girls dress like the boys #ilostcount. Maïwenn, actress, director and also the new face of the Chanel 2012/13 Fall-Winter eyewear collection discusses all things Chanel in her life. I think I am in love.

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  6. 12 Nov

  7. When the girls dress like the boys. Print ad for Polo Ralph Lauren, 1989.

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  8. 29 Oct

  9. Do you know by any chance what’s that bit of colored string captains of the industry wear in their lapel ? Ralph L. has something red (see his pic below the duffle pic + on your Ralph Lipschitz site he has it too), Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo has either that or some sort of a lapel pin. I guess some CEOs may wear their corpoate pin badge in the lapel hole, but the colored string doesn’t look like it …

    Click on the picture, see the caption, the red ribbon identifies a member of the Légion d’Honneur.


    To the untrained eye, the lapel thread might be confused for a brand indicator, like the red stripe in Prada shoes or the Lacoste crocodile, or even a stray piece of lint. But to those in the know, the decoration is more like a military chevron or a tribal tattoo. It shows that [he] is a member of France’s most prestigious — and most coveted — society: the Légion d’Honneur, granted by the French government to those who have somehow contributed to the glory of France.

    They may not have a special handshake, but members of the Legion of Honor turn out to be everywhere in the upper reaches of American cultural and political life, flaunting their status on their lapels, or sometimes hiding in plain sight.


    There are strict dress regulations:

    And click: ->Dress regulations

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