Sportswear is, alongside nautical, worker, business and military influences, one of the titanic forces in menswear. Who are we kidding, it’s a huge thing for everyone. The English Premier League is moving to a boring conclusion – “to play for” is one relegation place and the scramble not to feature in the Europa League next season. So […]
The industrialist Henry Ford is widely paraphrased as saying of his Model-T car that: You can have any colour you like, so long as it’s black.* Luckily for us, with these fantastic t-shirts by American Apparel, you really can ‘have any colour you like.’ Although if you want to be really fashion (and Parisian) you can just buy […]
In my last post I blogged about ‘minimalism‘: its pitfalls, its virtues, its politics, its historical debts. In my first long post, I emphasised that this year my plan is to wear a stormier, more muted palette, and my selection of watches was based on an aesthetic of utilitarianism and practicality over flash (but with […]
Will I be ‘clearing out’ and ‘decluttering’ my wardrobe however, as the newly minted, minimalist blogosphere demands? Only where necessary. I don’t want my wardrobe to be the sartorial equivalent of a Brian Eno installation.
Say no to the Apple Watch and stick with a timepiece that, well, does just that. Much better for commuters and anyone who carries items around than relying on a smartphone, watches have not had their day. No dazzling back lights or Instagram notifications, no need to charge (imagine the pain in the arse that […]