Faithful companions #2
I have a thing for watches…without wanting to underrate the role other objects play in a man’s attire, I find the watch to be the ultimate men’s accessory.
Throughout history, and to this day, they’ve been spotted on the wrists of powerful and stylish individuals, emphasizing they’re image of confident, self assured, decided men. Not to say these traits cannot be portrayed by bare wristed men, but there’s something about a watch that just seems to accentuate them. In fact, as it’s usually the only accessory for many men, a timepiece can say much about its wearer…
For the second entry of the “Faithful Companions” series, I’ve decided to go with what is probably my favourite watch among those I own: the Rolex GMT Master II. The thing I love the most about it, is that it’s been passed on to me by my father, so on top of being an outstanding horological piece it holds a deep sentimental value. Furthermore, its aesthetic makes it an all rounder, being definitely one of the heaviest rotated pieces in my collection.
I definitely hope to carry on the tradition by passing it on to my son someday…
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 coming to a close, and as it does I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what makes the internet such an awesome place. Ahem. It’s you. Yes, you! I don’t get to read as much online as I once did, and this list kept me in touch with the, dare I say it, zeitgeist of style writing. I was often amazed at the diversity of topics you writers were willing to tackle. Keep those keyboards clacking, stay strong, and be good to the incoming editors. We are only human.
Links à la Mode: February 3rd
- Aesthetics and Audio: “God, you’re skinny”
- Arash Mazinani: The Adonis Complex - men and body image
- Beyond Fabric: Faithful companions
- Brunette Blogging: Blog bashing
- Chic Steals: Fashionista’s dilemma to sourcing your clothing
- Digital Traveler: Kids and high fashion
- Dress With Courage: Suit yourself
- Fashezine: On blogging and other drugs
- For Those About to Shop: The great used clothing challenge
- Grit and Glamour: Trademarks - What you need to know
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: Fashion Week Tech Survival Kit
- Lust, Love, Lose: 100 words on life
- Ruby Slipper Journeys: Why I’m going on my first ever shopping ban
- Starting From Scratch: Loving every body
- The Coveted: Layering up with Wool and the Gang
- The Demoiselles: Nine West’s wacky email campaign
- The House in the Clouds: Favorite body parts
- The Loudmouth: Nudity - Naughty or Natural?
- The Sunday Best: The law is meant to protect, not bully
- The Styling Dutchman: Blogger bitching
- Those Graces: On being a feminist beauty blogger
Faithful companions #1
The human being never ceases to amaze me with its intricate personality and peculiar ways and traits. We have the unique ability to develop bonds with not only other humans, but material objects as well.
When it comes to fashion and garments, those bonds are intrinsically linked with your passion for those subjects: whereas some people absolutely love and treasure their pieces as works of art, others have a more rational approach and view them as nothing more than means to an end. I, for one, without falling into the furthest end of the spectrum, am leaning towards the first group…
Like me, I’m certain all of you have items you cherish above all others, pieces you’ve been wearing for years and with which you share a special link - be it because they are imbued with sentimental value, take you back to a particular time or place or are simply outstanding in design and fit. Interestingly enough, no matter how big your wardrobe may get, more likely than not you’ll have just a few select meaningful pieces whose closet space is set in stone.
In the Faithful Companions series I’ll share my own selection of garments, accessories and objects with you. For the first entry I chose my Goti silver string. Crafted by renowned Tuscan jeweler Riccardo Goti, it has been my only piece of jewelry (apart from watches which I place in a different category) for the last five or so years. This is probably one of my most meaningful accessories as I rarely take it off and “we’ve” been through a lot…come to think of it, it’s the closest thing I have to a good luck charm.