Even if getting older isn’t necessarily a bad thing, a lot of people hate celebrating their birthday…I, on the other hand, make it a point to have the day off to do the things and be with the people I love, but to each his own. Also, I’m usually in the mood to debut new garments on the occasion.
This time around, it all revolved around green, one of my favourite shades and unfortunately, one of the most underrated out there. There’s a reason Boglioli is considered by many the epitome of Italian suiting, you need only take a look at the blazer to recognized its traits: washed finishing, unstructured, lightweight, fitted and featuring a superb herringbone pattern. One of the most interesting things about this look, besides the color and texture schemes, is the fact that despite each of the most striking pieces: suit, vest and tie were bought separately, they all matched perfectly in the end.
Details: herringbone cotton/silk suit by Boglioli, houndstooth tweed vest by Purificacion Garcia, dress Shirt by René Lezard, waxed derby shoes by Buttero, Shades by Linda Farrow Luxe, striped tie by Purificacion Garcia, houndstooth pocket square by Tie Rack.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Trussardi SS13 Collection #1
Outstanding use of green here, one of my favourite shades lately…
Long goes the time when my footwear collection was mainly comprised of sneakers…nowadays, loafers, brogues and oxfords have taken the spotlight, but it feels nice to sport a classic leather sneaker on occasion. Up until now, I stuck with Paul Smith’s Ibsen in white leather and chocolate brown suede, but this version by Buttero in rich green was just too good to miss out on.
One of the most decisive aspects in determining whether you go in a store or not, has to be its shopping window. An appealing one is bound to raise your interest and entice you to wander in, craving to know more about the store’s universe.
On this note, Por Vocação is definitely worth mentioning. In a joint effort with a few collectives, their latest entry revolves around Buttero’s SS11 collection, drawing inspiration from and celebrating the use of “green” high grade vegetable tanned leather. By combining a selection of natural plants, wooden floor boards and letting their imagination run wild, they were able to come up with a truly amazing window.