19 November 2014

Three Z Zegna coats you can't live without this winter

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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.

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22 August 2014

Evan Peters/Quicksilver wears Horiyoshi III in X-Men: Days of Future Past

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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.

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20 August 2014

How to Handle 'Matchy Matchy', by Tinie Tempah

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Even though it's pretty much the end of the summer, there is still a bit of fun left to be had. If you are one of the lucky ones who is yet to head to the beach I recommend you take a page out of Tinie Tempah's style book – you will look dead cool and it will save you a lot of time.
The English rapper has been doing the festival rounds this summer repeatedly wearing printed tops and bottoms in matching prints and textures. On paper, the idea doesn't seem too appealing but after seeing it on Tempah you will, at least, be tempted to try it out.

Some of the pieces worn by Tinie, like the Jonathan Saunders combo (top left) or the AMI one (bottom right) are not available but you can still get your hands on his two Farah printed looks: Reeth Short Sleeve Print Shirt, Hobart Aztec Print Shorts, Askrigg Short Sleeve Print Shirt, and Hobart Leaf Print Shorts.