A disappointing discovery

Not full leather heel caps I may be opening the box of Pandora here, but I wanted you to know what I found out when I send my Alden shoes to my cobbler for a resole. What did I discover? Well, in short, my cobbler found out that Alden used compressed ‘leather’ for the midsole…

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Developing Real Personal Style

In this day and age, a lot of people want to develop their own sense of style. Yet almost no one really achieves it. A lot of people blame social media. Is that fair? Impart I think it’s true because of social media we are getting really self-conscious and we are desperately looking for positive…

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The style of Elmer Thomas

A lot of bloggers write about stylish men. Most of the time they talk about Hollywood-stars or other artists. Politicians don’t get a lot of attention, why would they? Most of the time they dress conservatively. Today we look at another snappy dresser and he was a politician that also got voted ‘best-dressed man in…

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What is style?

Yesterday I was inspired by an article from ‘Thehogtownrake’ blogger Pedro Mendes. He talked about the best-dressed man in Italy. It wasn’t a young fashion-forward guy but unsurprisingly an older man, wearing clothing he wore for many many years. I talk a lot about style and the style journey I think the time has come…

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Transitioning to my fall wardrobe

A lot of blogs talk about the transition to fall. For many style enthusiasts, it’s the best time of the year. Because you can start to layer and bring out those really nice tweed coats. Last year when I was also transitioning to more ‘classic’ clothing it was not a fun time. I didn’t have…

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Vintage flair at Tommy Page

At Monday 3 September 2018 I visited Tommy Page in Amsterdam. A small boutique (he calls it a ‘mantique’) dedicated to vintage menswear. Tommy was in store and waited for me after closing hour. So I didn’t have a lot of time to try everything he had in store for me. Tommy is friendly and…

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Handmade, does it matter?

above: tailor at Eduardo de Simone making a jacket for Simon Crompton (Permanent Style) There is a huge debate about the importance of handwork in a garment. Some people say it’s absolutely necessary, others say that they don’t see/feel a difference. I think I’m between both camps. I think that it can look really nice,…

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