2015/05/13

CHAD IS GOING INTO THE WILD


Tomorrow I will start my new adventure, I'm going into the wild.
I'm leaving Amsterdam for a road trip through Alaska. Not like Chris McCandles did hiking
the Stampede trail to a lonesome bus. I will use my 4x4 with Eddie Veder singing the best soundtrack  ever.

2015/03/25

EIDOS NAPOLI - SPRING/SUMMER 2015









 


Headed by former Michael Bastian Deputy Creative Director, Antonio Ciongoli, Eidos Napoli is the epitome of Neapolitan tailoring. Although owned by legendary Italian tailoring house, Isaia, Eidos is entirely Ciongoli’s vision. A vision that is unparalleled in the market—one that effortlessly blend the plush, intricately milled fabrics of the Neapolitan world with the slim silhouette of today’s modern man. Featuring soft tailoring and traditional, yet slightly progressive, Italian sportswear, Eidos is a label that simply gets it right and will keep you feeling right, no matter what the occasion.

2015/03/22

SUNDAY BOOK MANIA - JAPAN JACKET BY TAILOR TOYO












Yesterday I received my copy of the very rare book called Japan Jacket by Tailor Toyo.

A Japan jacket is a reversible and embroidered tour jacket with either a map of Japan showing the major cities or a motif of a tiger, dragon or hawk and Mount Fuji. A Japan Jacket is known as SUKA JUN, abbreviation of two words. SUKA refers to the city of Yokosuka, just south of Tokyo and the home port of the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet. This is the largest naval base in the Far East. JUN refers to a jumper or a jacket. In short, the Japan Jacket is a tour jacket born in the city of Yokosuka.

The roots of its history could be credited to a serviceman who took his jacket to a tailor shop and had it embroidered with his name and decorated with colourful oriental designs while stationed there in the 1950s. The jackets soon became popular among the servicemen as a souvenir of their Japan tour or shore leave. These jackets were sold at gift shops in all towns or cities where men from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines were stationed. Of course, military PXs and base concessionaires sold them as well. For the servicemen, it was an ideal gift to send home to family and friends. It became a shared clothing item for both the East and the West.

See also my other post about Souvenir Jackets.

2015/03/20

WHO'S THAT GUY.......?











Meet Denis Frison, born in a small village in the neighborhood of Milan, Italy
Worked for several company's in the fashion industry among the famous Milano store called Erral 55.
He developed his style over the years and as from this spring he has his very own label. Which was presented on the Pitti Uomo fair last summer. Next to this he one of the biggest Ralph Lauren Vintage collectors in Italy.

2015/03/17

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS



Both pictures are taken by Karl Edward Guerre of Guereisms and I guess it was before or after the Ralph Lauren Show during New York Fashion Week. These pictures show how you can be stylish in both ways, as a Dandy like John Wrazej in the 2nd picture and as an Outdoors man ready to climb the Mount Everest.

2015/03/13

DOUBLE RL & Co. LOOKBOOK SPRING/SUMMER 2015













I'm in love with this Double RL lookbook for the spring/summer 2015 collection. It set the tone of days gone by when the Wild Wild West show of Buffalo Bill hits the town. And you find everywhere
in town the billboards announcing the show. Or do I romanticize a little too much now?

2015/03/12

MAN BLING BLING









There is a great story on Mr. Porter how to wear and what to wear in men's bracelets.
Go check yourself and rock your bling this summer.