I’ve been out of town these last couple of days, on a little getaway to comemorate my upcoming birthday…I haven’t been idle though, so expect a post about it when I get back on Wednesday! Until then, remember I was cooking mushroom risotto on Valentine’s day? Here’s the outcome… Mushroom risotto with leaks, topped with chives, black pepper and parmesan...
Red Wing: The Factory Video
Red Wing Shoe Company has been proudly delivering reliable work footwear for more than a century now. Crafted according to the highest standards and meant to withstand the harshest on-site conditions, you’re likely to find them on the feet of workers from all sorts of industries. It was only a matter of time until the “workwear revival movement” we have been experiencing, began...
The western shirt
Western shirts are definitely having a moment…their rough and laid back feel is perfect for pairing with jeans or chinos, contributing to an original ensemble. Despite being essentially a denim shirt, this variety sets itself apart through its own characteristic detailing: pearl buttons, pointed yokes and double flap chest pockets. As with all denim shirts, the trick here is keeping it slim...
The pocket square
Once the trademark of a gentleman, used mainly as a reusable handkerchief, and occasionally as an elaborated gift to sweep ladies off their feet as a sign of courtesy and politeness, the pocket square has once again found its way into the wardrobe of men. Although for different purposes, men of all ages have been sporting them proudly in the chest pockets of their blazers, suit jackets and even...
LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 02/17
Great news! My post on getting a new ride has just been selected for this week’s Links à La Mode from the IFB website! It’s really an honor to be featured on this list along with all the other great blogs. Thank you all so much for your support! Fashion Week’s Inspirations Edited by Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista During the midst of New York Fashion Week, fashion...
Update a classic: Grey slacks
We often see the term “classic” widely used when describing an array of garments. Usually, it seems to translate an idea of timeless pieces, staples of menswear, who have been and will be around for ages. Several items come to mind, but few bear this stamp in such a deserving way as any suit related garment. Although the suit is king when it comes to classics, grey slacks follow...
Happy Valentine's Day
Beyond Fabric wishes all its followers and readers a Happy Valentine’s Day! Suggestion: why don’t you cook dinner for your Valentine and enjoy it at candle light over a glass of wine? Besides being a refreshing change it will raise the ante on your romantic side. I’m cooking mushroom risotto tonight…wish me luck!
One of the items I had been wanting to invest in for a while was a perfect pair of leather boots. I considered several options and while some of them caught my eye, I always thought to myself they weren’t good enough to dish out the + 350€ a nice pair usually sells for (not considering Cucinelli and the likes here). However, a few months ago, the coming of Winter combined with the finding...
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Stamp of Approval - Lotuff & Clegg
More and more I strengthen my belief that accessories are crucial to a men’s attire. What was once limited to a watch a few years back, has now evolved into a passion to the point where I feel “naked” without any on. Nowadays, my wardrobe is packed with a paraphernalia of ties, bowties, pocket squares, tie pins, cufflinks, the works. However, if I were to name (only) one I...
ts(s) Spring Summer 2011
Japanese brand ts(s) has been causing quite a stir both online and at stores, becoming a favourite for all who come to know their goods. Still a niche label due to the scarceness of retailers who carry their items, along with the steep price tag, it has been making its way into the Western fashion scene. The man behind it all, Takuji Suzuki, lends his name to the brand, and aims to provide a...
Anonymous asked: Hey dude, where can I find a decent priced, good quality shawl collar cardigan?
A new ride
One of the most discussed topics of the past years has been global warming and the contribution of C02 emissions to that effect. This concern has led to worldwide innovations in several fields, aiming to deliver more environmentally friendly products, preferably described as sustainable for added projection in the market. The transportation industry as a major player when it comes to carbon...
LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 02/03
My post Faithful Companions has just been selected for the Links à La Mode of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Website! It’s great to make it to the list once again, among such talented bloggers and articles alike. Thank you all! So long, farewell Edited by Thom of The Sunday Best Here we are, face to face, a couple of silver spoons. My run as an editor for this venerable list is...
The stationery kit
In a time where communication is vital and easily processed throughout several media channels (tv, radio, phone, internet, etc..), I find it all the more appealing to express the important things in writing. Mailing a hand written old fashioned letter to someone shows your character, by imbuing your message with a personal stamp and uniqueness. It’s so much more special to receive a...
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