June 2010

Pairing grey with khaki and brown

June 30, 2010

When it comes to grey the most obvious colour to pair it with is black. However, most greys that are lighter than charcoal work brilliantly with brown and khaki. A light grey suit paired with rich brown suede boots can make a powerful statement when done properly.

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Kazimierz Nowak (1897-1937)

June 27, 2010

The story of Kazimierz Nowak is little known, but it deserves to be told. Born and raised in Poland, he was a keen traveller, writer, photographer and cyclist. Following a number of successful cycling adventures in Europe, Nowak decided to travel to Africa. On the way he believed he would be able to make money […]

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J.Crew suede Jamesport bucks

June 19, 2010

These suede bucks are currently on sale over at J.Crew for $98. In terms of sizing, they’re pretty much spot on: I bought US 9.5s and they fit great (I’m also a US 9.5 in Converse All-Stars and Clark’s Desert Boots):

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The Omega Speedmaster

June 9, 2010

First manufactured in 1959, the Omega Speedmaster secured its place in history by being the first watch to be worn on the moon. The Speedmaster is so named because the bezel and seconds hand serve as a tachymetre, enabling you to calculate the speed of a moving object/person. The only drawback with this is that […]

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Porter by Yoshida weekend bag

June 8, 2010

Since launching in 1962, Yoshida & Co.’s Porter luggage brand has gained something of a cult following. The company frequently collaborates with other well-known brands, such as Commes des Garçons, and its wares are regularly featured in both Western and Japanese lifestyle magazines. Collaborations and endorsements aside, Porter’s success is largely down to Yoshida & […]

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The Transcontinental Railroad

June 4, 2010

Built between 1863 and 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad linked the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States for the first time. Its construction involved the laying of more than 1,500 miles of track by the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad companies.

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Workwear-inspired jackets by Cosaels

June 3, 2010

Japanese brand Cosaels has created a fine collection of workwear-inspired jackets. This travel jacket is perfect for summer: Two jackets from the autumn/winter collection: Cosaels gear is available from the King’s Clothing website.

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The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1916)

June 3, 2010

On the 8th August 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 28-man team set sail from Plymouth. Their mission: to be the first men to cross Antarctica by land. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition was among the last of the “Heroic Age” adventures – a twenty-five year period of intense and rivalry between the world’s most respected […]

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How to Wear a Suit: Sean Connery

June 2, 2010

Key points: The tie – skinny, but not overly so. The shirt – collar undone; unkempt and yet in control. The pocket square – it looks unassuming, but it catches the eye and instantly elevates the whole look.

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How to Wear a Suit: Michael Caine

June 2, 2010

Key points: The tie – it would be nothing without that dimple. The shirt – it’s got just the right amount of cuff showing. The cufflinks – they subtly match both the shirt and the tie.

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