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    8 Mar

  1. Some change is good, no change is better(?)

    A picture of an old dude so crippled he uses not one but two walking sticks and a stuffy conserative adagium (supposedly English)… now the reader may think: why care, why bore us, Why give a fuck? Well, because it provides me with the opportunity to plug link back to my own posts. And y’all know self reverence uh, self reference is what I am all about. So allow me to crowbar in the first plug while you, behind your desktop, laptop or tablet* study this picture and mentally undress this geriatric cripple (seek help, you sexual deviant) by stripping him of his frumpy country field coat and tweed flat cap. Now imagine him thirty~forty years younger, you got the image? Does it resemble anything as glorious as this (plug #1)? That’s right folks, that is what consistency in dress looks like, the English two button tweed jacket with lapped seems, navy crew neck sweater and most remarkably, the signature pseudo-nonchalant collar style (plug #2), have not changed one iota. It’s a shame there aren’t more pictures of David Somerset (plug #3) around, because I get the feeling we are duly missing out on some serious #menswear greatness. Also the particulary strong same-old-shit-is-the-same factor strenghtens my sneaking suspicion that in classic menswear the only ‘way forward’ is the way back (plug #4) via what is known on the internets as old-man style (plug #5). Oh yeah, and autisticly and apathetically ignoring the rest. I believe that in management speak this is referred to as ‘focus’. 

    Mmm, 5 linkjes op maar 257 woorden, niet slecht, zeker niet slecht. Wat betreft de onontbeerlijke blogger eigenpijperij scoor ik een ruime voldoende, al zeg ik het zelf.  

    *If you read this on your smartphone, well, then go fuck yourself please reconsider, I actually make a conscious effort to always post big pictures. And as a last word on change or the lack thereof: if you must change, better disguise it as ‘a mean to guarantee continuity’, for instance when you decide to sell old clothes ‘because fashion changed your timeless style changed’ or in any other situation in which personal dogmas and infallible beliefs turn out to be erroneous.

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  2. 27 Feb

  3. Lazy and work-shy in general V

    More of the same, different angles, different crew. II&IS April, 2012.


    Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti likes wildlife photography. II

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  4. 27 Feb

  5. Lazy and work-shy in general IV

    Atypically bright coloured sweater, like the shirt, from a universe dominated by blues, whites, greys, browns and endless shades of beige. II&IS April, 2012.


    Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti likes wildlife photography.

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  6. 27 Feb

  7. Lazy and work-shy in general I


    Fernandino Brachetti Peretti. A casual red shirt. And remember: elbow patches are only bon ton when there are holes underneath. They are meant to prolong the life of a tweed jacket when wear starts to show at the elbows. 

    Remember boys and girls, only lazy bloggers recycle and repost old stuff. From II&IS, March 2012.

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  8. 6 Jan

  9. "You look like a retard, [please] excuse me."

    Paul Owen is standing near the bar holding a champagne flute, studying his antique silver pocket watch (from Harnmahcher Schlemmer, no doubt), and I’m about to walk over and mention something about that damned Fisher account when Humphrey Rhinebeck bumps into me trying to avoid stepping on one of the elves and he’s still wearing a cashmere chesterfield overcoat by Crombie from Lord & Taylor, a peak-lapeled double-breasted wool tuxedo, a cotton shirt by Perry Ellis, a bow tie from Hugo Boss and paper antlers in a way that suggests he’s completely unaware, and as if by rote the twerp says, “Hey Bateman, last week I brought a new herringbone tweed jacket to my tailor for alterations.”

    “Well, uh, congratulations seem in order,” I say, shaking his hand. “That’s…nifty.”

    “Thanks.” He blushes, looking down. “Anyway, he noticed that the retailer had removed the original label and replaced it with one of his own. Now what I want to know is, is this legal?”

    “It’s confusing, I know,” I say, still moving through the crowd. “Once a line of clothing has been purchased from its manufacturer, it’s perfectly legal for the retailer to replace the original label with his own. However, it’s not legal to replace it with another retailer’s label.”

    “But wait, why is that?” he asks, trying to sip from his martini glass while attempting to follow me.

    “Because details regarding fiber content and country of origin or the manufacturer’s registration number must remain intact. Label tampering is very hard to detect and rarely reported,” I shout over my shoulder. Courtney is kissing Paul Owen on the cheek, their hands already firmly clasped. I stiffen up and stop walking. Rhinebeck bumps into me. But she moves on, waving to someone across the room.

    “So what’s the best solution?” Rhinebeck calls out behind me.

    “Shop for familiar labels from retailers you know and take those fucking antlers off your head, Rhinebeck. You look like a retard. Excuse me.” I walk off but not before Humphrey reaches up and feels the headpiece. “Oh my god.”

    A print ad for Christian Dior monsieur from 1985, a tweedy picture of Daryl Janney, a popular male model from the eighties (via). And thread from your favourite #menswear message board or is just another excerpt from BEE’s American Psycho? Can you explain the difference to me while I torture your pet to death?

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