Sunday, 22 July 2012

My daily essentials....

Photo's via Instagram @gents_dresser

Staying tailored in the summer months....

Although this country has seen the worst 'summer' I can personally remember, we do still have to consider dressing for the milder months. Even with my fondness of tailored ensemles all year round, when the sun shines it can get a little uncomfortable. My solution? A lighly structured cotton blazer. Half lined in structure and light in weight, this is an essential to any wardrobe. As good with chinio's as it is shorts, a piece like this is great for a garden party, evening drinks or on holiday for those cool nights by the sea.... My option? A light shade of blue that can be styled with any colour pallette around. As for the creases, thats part of the charm! Relax, it's summer....
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It's been a while....

So I've been probably the worst menswear blogger in recent months by not posting, well....anything. It would be far more interesting to say I've been travelling the world, living with the Inuit population of the Yukon terrortories or moored just off of the coast of Naples all summer....But, alas this would all be lies. I've simply been too busy with details I'm not even going to bore you with....I have had a holiday though. Just in case you were concerned.
Photo via Instagram @gents_dresser

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Gents Dresser reads....

The Rake Magazine. What can I say other than you need this in you're life. I'm unsure how acceptable it is to anticipate this publication every couple of months as much as I do, but this is without doubt my favourite bi-monthly editorial. Every page reeks of luxury, hence the tag "The modern voice of classic elegance"- The Rake features articles of an aspirational lifestyle, with a heavy focus on the sartorial. Shoes, watches, tailoring....You name it, this magazine delivers it all in a beautifully bound volume with contributions from British style heavyweights such as Tom Stubbs and James Sherwood.
Visit The Rake Magazine online HERE.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Mad Men is back....

What else can I say?! So pleased to have Don and the protagonists of 1960's Madison Avenue back on my screen....





I was amazed on a recent trip to New York City to see the Season 5 campaign drenched across the walls of Grand Central Station in true Mad Men fashion. Simple and stylish.


Spring is in BLOOM....

Introducing my tailoring pick of the season- The 'Bloom' 3 piece from Reiss. The appeal of this suit is evident, but let me breakdown for you why it's my #1 choice of the collection;

- The colour is perfect for any occasion that requires a more formal spin. Navy is the foundation for pretty much any accompanying shade, texture or pattern you want to wear- For me, a crisp white shirt is perfect, although a bold check and knitted tie can be equally as striking.

- The peak lapel is slim enough to be contemporary, but the classic shape offers a nod to the timeless, classic era of times gone by.

- One button tailoring is pretty much all I wear. For taller, slimmer builds this option offers a great rake-like silhouette and looks effortlessly stylish.

Later this week, I hope to bring you 'The Bloom suit worn 3 ways', but in the meantime here's how I styled the suit on a perfectly seasoned Spring weekend....




For more details follow the link www.reissonline.co.uk



As for the accessories? The 'Canal' club stripe tie and grape coloured 'Harbour' pocket square adorned with bold polka dot pattern. A perfect clash of patterns to soften my suit and offer a subtle point of interest!




Photos via my iphone, courtesy of Instagram.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Mystery Style Icon....

I've never been shy of the fact that I love tailoring when worn classically. With that said, I also champion those who put their very own personality, flair and signature on any chosen tailored ensemble. Obviously a suit looks great when worn with simplicity, sobriety and elegance- Yet whats more interesting than injecting some fun into the mix with a hint of pattern, texture or colour. With this in mind I want to share these shots of a gent I found at streetfsn.blogspot.co.uk. I have no clue who this guy is, if you do please share, but in the meantime- I doff my cap sir!




Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The smell of spring time....

If you've been reading this blog for a while you will already be well aware that Acqua Di Parma 'Colonia' is my everyday fragrance of choice. Granted I have a select few others I dabble with across the seasons (Tom Ford Tobacco/Vanille in Winter for example), but as the temperatures creep up this will always be what I reach for. If however you see this as disposable information regarding how I choose to smell on a daily basis, it is purely becuse I wanted to share this image with you....