TUESDAY IN THE METROPOLIS
Morning Style Mongers. This is a pictorial review of Tuesdays runnings. Might be swifter to get off chest than by writing. Might also be pony, so shall see. "Look fellas, I'm in park", for example see below, just isn't working for me. Daggnabbit, I'll persevere .
Big thick tree in London Fields.
Better inject some style or gonna lose ya. This was the end of the schedule, Gieves&Hawkes Flagship (or Lagship as was later on) relaunch at No.1 Das Row, and to celebrate a collab with Vitale Barberis Canonicio Mill. Francesco VBC himself was there, sat next to him. Its the grandest thing seen executed on Das Row ever, unless forgetting something. Full credit to JB and his massive and TheMasseyInc.
Jason Basmajian & I at Gieves&Hawkes flag ship shop relaunch. JB is using Boston gang sign to say he'd like to move on to cocktails now.
JB is in Gieves (no shit!) cream sacky cloth (will check) dinner jacket, and I'm in Brunello Cucinelli blue cashmere mix with Emma Willis cream silk pique dress shirt. Lanvin tie. Moving Nick Roeg style progress through proceedings, here is Harrods early at bout 2pm.
Loro Piana mannequin looking pretty dashing at Harrods on floor walk with Jason Broderick.
Spent hour or two with Harrods menswear overload J.Broderick. Good to get briefed on whats actually going down on the shop floor of the luxury retail space station hovering above Knightsbridge that is Harrods. (Note. Went back to that dubious manor later in the week. Someones brand opened a misguided shop that is largely blue, with largely blue product and everything. Pretty, pretty horrid stuff).
Touch cloths-Caccioppoli check fabric chosen for Zilli two piece just commissioned.
Turns out the message is all about the new, smart comfort. Fact. Goddit? Will explain in the HTSI. Meanwhile, I properly rinsed dat Oyster Tuesday, and made it up to Weighouse Street to link Matey off the Box and the Sweeney bunch.
More cloth touching with D.O'L. Matey of The Telly with Thom Whiddett at Thom Sweeney.
Btw, Thursday the dashing duo opened their new RTW/MTM shop on Brutton Place. Brilliant shop, with so much excellent gear in it. It's a new offer/idea as far as I can tell. The stuff's hanging there, all curated like, and you order your own versions MTM. Easy, right? That whole evening deserves post of its own, frankers.
Also too DOL to drop an order at Hardy Amies, for a Signature Bespoke suit for him. Also deserves its own post. Not sure have any images. Quite bad. There is this though...
Keeping it real with silver 15 denier socks with Alberto Moretti velvet slippers featuring silver polka dot bows.
Was happy with the silver almonds, but hated the presence of a pocket square. Was a sort of vintagey shade, so worked with cream shirt, but just felt like too, too much. Let the thing slide away in the end. Simple is better now men. Clean. Especially if wearing interstella socks, right? Evening was double good. Here's ultimate Editorial Guv'nor Gillian de Bono of HTSI in a doppio JB dinner scenario.
Rare JB- GdeB-JB formation.
This post took bleeding ages and not sure how useful its been to anyone. Retink.