Design

Buy it now: a polished peasant shirt



Polished peasant shirt

I’ve been tasked by a fellow blogger with finding a more affordable dupe of my beloved Atlantique Ascoli peasant shirts.There aren’t many to be found because part of the cost of an Ascoli (around £500) is due to their fabrics – starched bright white custom-made cottons. And they’re fairtrade too. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: The Cartier Panthère watch is back



Cartier Panthère watch relaunch
Cartier is reviving its Panthère watch, last seen adorning a Joseph-sleeved wrist in the 1990s. Interesting because it appears sales of traditional watches are enjoying a slight upswing in popularity. (Well, at least they’ve stopped tanking – no pun intended.) (more…)



Quote of the day: Kim Jones



Louis Vuitton X Supreme

“Youth is key now, especially in China. I was in Beijing a week ago. We had a launch of a store and from the time I went last time three years ago, the customer’s completely changed. They used to be old men, now it’s young twentysomethings, so it’s important to make them excited.”
Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director on his Louis Vuitton X Supreme collab for AW17, WWD (more…)



What to steal from Prada menswear AW17…



Prada AW17 menswear

…The corduroy suits! The tactile shoes! THE SWEATERS! It’s all about quiet comfort at Prada, in which Miuccia pleads for a world of “reality, normality, simplicity“. In her usual way, this manifests itself in slightly seventies silhouettes without going for full-on pastiche. (more…)