2017/11/14

SPANISH DANDY'S - MAN1924
















I would like you to meet Carlos Castillo & Jorge Navares, the Spanish Dandy's of MAN1924.
Known for their Spanish Sprezzatura, well-dressed but never over-styled. They are the guys behind the Kennedy Jacket an unconstructed blazer with soft shoulders in a relax-fit.

Carlos Castillo
The founder’s grandson, took over his grandfather’s businesses in1989. The company became essential for the elite society in their country. The MAN 1924 garments are manufactured following authentic and unique designs, using meticulous tailoring processes. The result is a high quality design with an unrivalled style, which has won the heart of the industry icons, such as The Sartorialist. Carlos is without any doubt the creative soul of Man 1924.

Jorge Navares
Successor of the Navares family, Jorge has a wide experience in the tailoring and men’s fashion field. He shares his responsibilities between Man 1924 and Denis, another of the reference men’s fashion brands in this country. Jorge Navares is unmistakable for his style, and along with Carlos Castillo provides the essence of Man 1924, a firm that does not know about borders, trends or fashion.

"Easy Going"


2017/11/03

THE KNITTED CARDIGAN














How about a little bit of layering inspiration? I love to wear a knitted cardigan as layer piece under my blazer. Normally I wear muted tones like navy, camel and grey, but those guys wearing colored cardigans really inspire me to go bold!




2017/11/02

GET A PEEK OF THE FILSON BALLARD STORE











“The Filson Ballard store aims to make shopping a personable and warm transaction. Together with local craftsmen, we wanted to build a neighborhood store where the history of Filson and Ballard comes together. It’s an intimate, quirky space that reveals the folky, salty side of who we are,”  says Filson’s creative director Alex Carleton. 

The shop, which opened in 2016 carries many familiar, iconic Filson pieces along with some custom limited-edition knitwear, T-shirts, hoodies, bags and caps that are available in-store only.

The space is an apt, beautiful tribute to Filson’s 119 years of providing rugged gear and apparel to its hard-working and outdoor-loving customers.

2017/09/24

LARDINI - FALL/WINTER 2017 LOOKBOOK














Armed with little else but a passion for style and elegance, Luigi Lardini started out in the Seventies at the tender age of eighteen by creating a menswear collection. Intuitively sensing the potential behind his choices, his brother Andrea, then 21, and his sister Lorena, 19, joined forces with him whilst their father provided the financial backing for their start-up process. In 1978, a tailoring workshop was opened which soon aroused the attention of some fashion greats. Within a few years, the list of customers who enlisted Lardini’s services to make garments for them had grown and included some distinguished international names. Business burgeoned and the Lardinis took on different roles, acting in different yet complementary capacities to foster corporate development: Luigi handled the style issues, Andrea, with his university degree in computer engineering, took care of the technological side of matters whilst Lorena took on the responsibility for administration and financial management. A few years later, their younger sister Annarita also joined the family company assuming the position of quality control on all the garments leaving the company plants.

Fired by their business success and prompted by a desire to expand into new directions, in time the Lardini family resolutely took on a new endeavour and sought to forge a collection in their own name.

So it was that in 1993 the first Lardini menswear collection emerged from their workshops.