12 January 2015
19 November 2014
It has taken me a (long) while to get back to blogging after my insane buying season. September and October were just non-stop work and I could not get myself to even say so on a post. The cold weather has finally got me excited about clothes so I thought it would be apt to resume things with a post about coats.
I have had these Z Zegna coats saved on my computer since the show in January, which is also how long I have been trying to figure out how to amass enough cash to buy them all. Over the last winter seasons I have become quite tired of wearing dark colours – how many black, navy and charcoal coats can one have? Winter is actually a brilliant season to have some fun with colours, layers and textures. Paul Sturridge proposed classic overcoat shapes updated by means of slightly curvaceous yet sharp lines and an excellent use of colour. The striped styles make it easy to add a subtle distinct touch to a winter look while the maroon and yellow (as shown in the show) make more of a statement. Personally, I would go for the deep green and navy style (above) as it works just as well with jeans as it does worn over a suit.
22 August 2014
I tend to spend every August working in London while most of Europe is away on holiday, which can sometimes be discouraging. On the upside, work really slows down so I am able to take it easy and catch up on quite a few of the movies I missed through the year. And that's exactly what I was doing last night – I watched X-Men: Days of Future Past.
I'm a big fan of X-Men in general but particularly of what they've been doing with the new movies, especially in terms of casting. One of their newest additions, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, makes his first, if quick, appearance in this latest instalments. And he does so wearing one of my favourite ever pieces – a Horiyoshi III bomber jacket, which we've seen before on Haider Ackermann and, hell, even on myself! Oddly enough, the scene takes place in 1976 but I'd be a d*ck to complain about anachronisms when I enjoyed this geeky detail so much I decided to post about it...
This model in particular is no longer available but you might be able to get your hands on the similar limited-editions for sale at the Horiyoshi III website.