gentlewoman style

On my radar: a single-breasted blazer



Nili Lotan Aw22 Diane blazer

Double-breasted blazers have been trending for far too long. I like them, but now I want a single-breasted forever blazer and I can’t find one anywhere.

The one that first caught my eye is a men’s corduroy from Nili Lotan (below). It’s from the AW22 Nili Lotan collection and has a notched lapel and two buttons. The women’s version is above; also great but with a peaked lapel and one button. This is the Diane blazer*, and by all accounts it’s something of a Nili Lotan staple. It’s available in a charcoal herringbone* with elbow patches too; both the corduroy and the tweed-and-elbow-patches have an air of late-70s college professor with their structured shoulders and slim silhouette. They’re quite long in the body though and very expensive. I’ll keep looking…

Nili Lotan AW22 cord blazer for men

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Nili Lotan AW22
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Gentlewoman style: the big striped shirt



Studio Nicholson Bissett stripe shirt

Someone on Twitter kicked off about the myth of the ‘crisp white shirt’. “It’s impractical, doesn’t suit everyone and doesn’t stay white”, they complained. To them I offer: the big striped shirt.

Specifically, this example from Studio Nicholson pre-fall 22, the ‘Bissett stripe shirt’. (more…)



Shop the post: Uniqlo x Theory



Uniqlo x Theory

I’ve been noticing Theory a bit more recently, with an eye on their basic trousers and knits particularly. I didn’t know Joe McKenna was styling their campaigns but now I do, I’m invested. (I found out via the #joemckenna hashtag on Insta; ‘following’ hashtags is a handy way to keep up with news on your favourite subjects.) Theory has also been on my radar lately since it cosied up more closely with its stable-mate Uniqlo. In London they’re sharing a new retail space in Regent Street, in the old Superdry building (next door to Burberry).

In tandem, the latest Uniqlo x Theory capsule collaboration* has just dropped. (more…)



Where did I put my glasses?



Del'ep glasses holder

What is it with me and small rectangular leather pochettes that go round your neck?

I’m at the stage in life where I’m constantly leaving my glasses in the other room. And now I’ve seen a chic solution. Del’ep is the elegant French company making simple, hand-crafted glasses holders from vegetable-tanned leather. Founded by former model and fashion garconne, Sigrid de l’Epine, the glasses cases are made to order in the Ile-de-France region and delivered within about three weeks. I love how understated and functional they are. There are Del’ep key holders, card holders and phone cases as well. (more…)