Sartorial en Plus

My sartorial inspirations and explorations. Dressing stylishly and smart and being a 'big' guy are NOT mutually exclusive!

Drinks with the wife earlier on this year. #knitted #silk #tie by @emmettlondon #collarpin #bedpoke shirt by @cadandthedandy #menswear
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Vintage

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Real People: Mixing Patterns

Once again, our friend Peter in San Francisco shows us how to mix patterns easily and successfully using just two rules-of-thumb:

  • Vary the scale and density: Scale refers to how large the pattern is, while density refers to how closely things such as dots and paisleys are set next to each other. However you’re mixing patterns, just be sure to vary the scale and density of your pieces. Otherwise, you risk looking like this guy
  • Cheat: Subtle patterns are the easiest to use. Such as a hairline striped shirt with lines so fine that the color resolves to a solid from more than a couple of feet away. Or the wool tie Peter is wearing in the first photo above, which features a pick-and-pick weave with dusty greens and golds. That’s more of a texture than a print, but the effect of textures is the same: they help add visual interest to what you’re wearing.

Of course these are just general guidelines — things to help you choose what to wear in the morning. In the end, dress according to your eye. If it looks right, then it looks right. And know that if things get too complicated, it’s always easy to wear just two patterns. That’s pretty much failproof.

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styleforumnet:

A beautiful vintage Louis Boston sportscoat - one of the great stores of the world.

Moi.

lacasuarina:

styleforumnet:

A beautiful vintage Louis Boston sportscoat - one of the great stores of the world.

Moi.

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Ready-to-Wear, but Hard to Find

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Most of the shoes we buy as style enthusiasts come from England, Italy, and the United States, but other countries have rich shoemaking traditions as well. Japan, for example, has a vibrant community of bespoke cordwainers, who are renowned for their sleek styling and shapely lasts. Certain countries in Central Europe also uphold a long Austro-Hungarian tradition, which includes making a unique style known as the Budapester — a brogued derby with high walls, large medallions, and slightly upturned toes.

In the past few weeks, as fall has been approaching, I’ve been eyeing a few of those Central European makers. They’re not always pretty to look at online, but once you imagine them underneath cavalry twills or corduroys, and paired with a thick and heavy tweed jacket, they suddenly make more sense. They’re country shoes, standing opposite to the slick city oxfords that men wear with business suits, and are great with casualwear (tailored or otherwise).

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Irma Lee McElroy paints the American insignia on an airplane wing at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. August 1942  
(CC BY: Library of Congress)

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Irma Lee McElroy paints the American insignia on an airplane wing at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. August 1942  

(CC BY: Library of Congress)

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Mr.Dandy:C&J For Autumn

shoedandy:

Mr.Dandy:C&J For Autumn

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The thicker ‘candy’ stripe shirt might be too bold for some tastes but to us it’s a perfect way to add a bit masculine elegance to a conservative outfit, without going overboard. Here is an example from our AW14/15 collection from Poggianti, where a light blue candy stripe is combined with their amazing collo ventiquattro (or collar twenty four) to create what we think is a beautiful example of how it should be done. We will update our online store with a selection of fine shirting from Poggianti this evening, but you can always visit our brick and mortar store at Trädgårdsgatan 3 to buy the entire collection.




I have this exact shirt, and I absolutely love it! 

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

spiga3:

The thicker ‘candy’ stripe shirt might be too bold for some tastes but to us it’s a perfect way to add a bit masculine elegance to a conservative outfit, without going overboard. Here is an example from our AW14/15 collection from Poggianti, where a light blue candy stripe is combined with their amazing collo ventiquattro (or collar twenty four) to create what we think is a beautiful example of how it should be done. 

We will update our online store with a selection of fine shirting from Poggianti this evening, but you can always visit our brick and mortar store at Trädgårdsgatan 3 to buy the entire collection.

I have this exact shirt, and I absolutely love it! 

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Sartoria Ripense
Andrea Luparelli

www.sartoriaripense.com

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