In recent years there has been a plethora of illustrators displaying their artistic skill highlighting the individuals who make up the collective menswear industry. Why these illustrators have chosen to focus on menswear is less important than the fact that they are using their talents to give readers a more intimate view of the men who have achieved near demi-god status through their instagram accounts, tumblrs and Solaro suits with lapels wider than the wings of a Boeing 777. There is something nostalgic about capturing a man in his moments with pen, pencil, or brush. These men do it well.
A reader from Nepal asks ~ I’m buying my first jacket. Which fabric would you choose for a versatile sports coat that can be worn both in summer and winter?
A basic enough question but everyone starts their sartorial journey somewhere. Choosing your first sport coat can be a complicated task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here we offer several options to consider for the fabric of your first sport coat.
The most important thing to remember is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s your first and won’t be your last. As your sartorial journey continues and you gain more knowledge your recognition and appreciation of fabric will only improve. In the meantime here are some options.
There isn’t an all-weather solution but these options will suffice for most climates in most parts of the world for most professional environments.
The search for a genuine, vintage watch can be an incredibly challenging task, but it is also one of the most rewarding. If you’re new to the world of vintage watch collecting, the process can seem particularly daunting; is the watch genuine? Is it in good condition? Are you getting a good deal? There are so many things to think about, so you need to do your research and know what you’re looking for to avoid wasting money or ending up with a piece with questionable authenticity.
Take a look at these helpful tips that we’ve put together to help you throughout each stage of the buying process, so you can feel more confident that you’ll be coming away with a high quality authentic watch for a reasonable price.
Baume & Mercier launch new ladies’ watch collection: Promesse ~
Baume & Mercier recently announced the release of their brand new ladies watch collection – Promesse. We were fortunate enough to attend the US launch in NYC at Gotham Hall. The entire B&M team was on hand inclduing CEO Mr. Alain Zimmerman and President of Baume & Mercier North America, Mr. Rudy Chavez. Mr. Zimmerman rarely makes appearances at events due to his schedule so this was a rare moment that shows the excitement of the 7th oldest watchmaker in the world.
There are names in the canon of “style icons” that menswear aficionados laud over. The usual suspects; McQueen, Clooney, Davis, Newman, Prince Charles, and others. Today we’d like to add a name to that list; actor Mr. Michael Kitchen. While the aforementioned men are standard bearers, there are others whom we feel deserve the same level of sartorial respect but are left out of popular discussion only because their careers or exploits may have been less documented. Mr. Kitchen is one of these men.