Manuel Racim makes made to measure shirts out of a french factory (they won’t tell you which one) that has been making shirts for over 100 years. Build the shirt online, get your measurements at the store or send them in yourself and in 3 weeks your new perfect shirt is on your back. French magic!
If you are in the market for custom they start at $120 and I could not be happier with the result. Check them out here, and check the rest of the guys here.
suit - J.Lindeberg
tie - Thom Browne
H&M sent me a jacket from their capsule collection called the “Mauritz Archive”. Sturdy, waxed, slim cut and warmer than hell, I have been pleasantly surprised with the build quality of it. This morning while bombing over the Williamsburg bridge with the North wind beating me up, I found myself being quite thankful for it.
10 from the Ricoh
From the bars of LA to the bar that is my patio, my life over the last couple of weeks.
Grant Legan took my photo, you should follow him for pictures of better looking people.
Digging this new Lacoste Polo from their Live Collection
I don’t usually reblog things, but when I do I make sure they are flattering pictures of me. via superdanger-us
In Shoreditch, London last week.
The first piece of style advice I ever remember reading was in GQ. I don’t know how old I was but I had gotten hold of a GQ and one of the editors was saying how he had maybe 50 black Lacoste polo shirts. All in different states of wear and fade. He said it was a near perfect piece of clothing that every man needed to own at minimum one of.
I didn’t know much about polo shirts, my Dad wore them, that much I knew. The thing I loved about the story, and the reason I remember it so well was not the advice but rather that someone could feel so strongly about something like a black polo that they would make it part of their personality.
It was the first time I understood the concept of “personal style”, That it is not about what other people want to wear, or want you to wear, but how you express your personality through the clothing choices you make. I liked that idea then, I like it still.
Rapha teamed up with Raeburn to create a new city riding jacket made from repurposed milatary parachutes which have been deconstructed and reconstructed integrating the original seams. I have been living in this jacket on and off the bike for weeks and can’t recommend it enough. It’s Weird enough to make people look twice, but technical enough to ensure it does it’s intended job. They will go on sale on Friday and they won’t last long. There are only 300 of each color and less than 1,000 worldwide.
photos from Ben Ingham
You know what, now for the rest of my life I get to say to people “Have you been in Paris in the snow? No?! Oh you must!”
(shirt, tie, blazer thom brown; overcoat j lindeberg; pant unis; gloves gant rugger
snapped by senor tong
my hair is in california.