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Perfect pairing: Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin cashmere socks

My unexpected best buys of last year were these Scottish woollens and cashmeres from Johnstons of Elgin.

A bonus perk from visiting the Johnstons of Elgin weaving facilities in Scotland, they were scooped up rather too gleefully from the factory shop. (more…)

Gucci goals: what to steal from Gucci AW16 menswear

gucci aw16 menswear

Haters gonna hate but I’m still loving Alessandro Michele’s Gucci.

There are some strong signatures coming through – the glamorous glasses, pyjama piping, ultra-fine suiting and semi-flared trousers, plus of course the gobstopper rings and reimagined loafers of every permutation. And for AW16 I love the high-crowned hats and leather bombers. (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: GRENSON X NEW BALANCE, SAINT LAURENT, CHARLOTTE CHESNAIS, JUUN.J

Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. GRENSON X NEW BALANCE REINVENT THE 576
Grenson X New Balance

The Grenson X New Balance men’s trainers that were unveiled at LCM get my tick of approval. They slightly remind me of when Hermes first did its ‘Quick’ trainer, an understated tan running shoe that was copied far and wide. I love that this is also a classic running shoe style; it’s my favourite 576 model reinvented in a rich Italian grade A calf-skin leather. (more…)

Perfect pairing: jeans and loafers

Jeans and loafers. Robert Clergerie loafers from La Garconne

If you don’t know La Garconne, you have loads of catching up to do. My go-to fantasy shopping site for boyish classics, I’m currently scrolling from loafers to ankle crop jeans and back again, ad infinitum. (more…)