A new perspective, thanks to Auschwitz

The bygone weeks I have read Primo Levi ‘if this is a man’, known for his absolute expressive account of life in Auschwitz. While the things he has to go through are really inhumane he also shows us that there is some kind of humanity even in the darkest of circumstances. While Auschwitz is not…

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The future of tailoring: Julian Weyand

This is the first post of my ‘future of tailoring’ series. The basic idea: I want to highlight tailors that are young and have a passion for tailoring. They are the future of tailoring. I would like to make sure that they get some more coverage.   We will start with the first tailor: Julian Weyand….

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A new direction? And a call to action!

When I started this blog I didn’t expect anyone to read it… Well, my recent blog post showed me that a lot of people read my scribbles… I didn’t expect that at all. So this time I want to give the pen to one of my readers that has definitely something interesting to write! Maybe…

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Transitioning to a summer wardrobe

It’s always a lot of work to store your winter clothes and get the summer linens out. It’s even harder to get confronted with all the clothing you didn’t wear that fall/winter. What a shame that I didn’t get to wear my beloved rollneck sweaters. Then comes the real hassle, how do you store your…

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On long sweaters

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to talk to an Italian follower. He voiced his biggest ‘pet-peeve’: long sweaters. This is only a problem when you like to wear high-rise trousers. Because you have to incorporat the rest of your outfit with it. Sweaters are the hardest to match with high-rise trousers. Why?…

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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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