2014/09/16

MR. AMERICA - THE STYLE GUY

















































Meet John Wrazej, Senior VP Menswear at Ralph Lauren. You only see him
on the pictures after visiting the Ralph Lauren Fashion Show during NYFW.
These pics are from several seasons but his style is impeccable whether it's Summer or Winter.
He is far away from trends, but classic menswear pieces are the rd thread through his wardrobe.
I love this style!

2014/09/15

MONDAY BOOKMANIA - ROWING BLAZERS BY JACK CARLSON













This weekend I finally received my copy of the "bible" of Rowing Blazers.
The blazer is a staple of modern style, but few realize that this garment has its origins in the sporting kit of Oxford and Cambridge, where the very first blazers were created in bold colors for college rowing clubs. 
Rowing Blazers by Jack Carlson looks at the authentic striped, piped, trimmed, and badged blazers that are still worn by oarsmen and -women around the world today, and at the elaborate rituals, elite athletes, prestigious clubs, and legendary races associated with them.
Each university, school, college, and club featured in the book is represented by a blazer-clad rower or group of rowers—including world champions, record holders, and Olympians such as Sir Steve Redgrave and Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss of The Social Network fame.
The stunning original photographs, many by “prep” guru F.E. Castleberry, are taken in situ at the historic boathouses, campuses, and team rooms of clubs in the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and beyond. These enchanting portraits are punctuated by thrilling action shots from the Henley Royal Regatta, the Head of the Charles, the Olympic Games, and the Boat Race; and accompanied by histories, anecdotes, and captivating descriptions of the esoteric traditions behind each blazer.

2014/09/12

GANT RUGGER HARAJUKU STORE














The very first GANT RUGGER flagship store of Asia is designed in the same concept as the GANT Rugger store in Brooklyn, NY. To represent the connection and the passion that GANT Rugger has for food it has a Bistro-like atmosphere. White tile wall on one side plays an important showing the cleanliness and freshness, while metal brass details and vintage furniture and fixtures such as stools, glass cabinets, benches and lamps add elegant and warm feeling to the store. A centre table made with tile, which reminds you of a kitchen island is decorated with 3 elegant vintage Arne Jacobsen lamps. This seasons them "Green Fingers" is well presented in the window and throughout the store with a lot of green plants, all decorated by Satoshi Kawamoto. (pics via GQ Japan)