My love for accessories has led me to a point where I almost feel naked without neckwear, and although ties are my go to choice, bows are a great way to give your outfit a different twist. I recently came across Federico Bateli’s bowties while searching for a different take on this quintessential piece of gentlemanly attire, and I must say his interpretations are quite unique and the perfect way to pack a punch. As I’ve mentioned before I like to break them down, so when I saw this faded denim version by Untitled it immediately caught my eye: light washed denim with an uneven distressed effect at the ends, superb. This time around, I decided to carry on the washed effect theme and simply pair it with stonewashed jeans, an oxford button down and blazer. By the way, a nice tip for when you grow tired of dark jeans: have them stonewashed, but be sure to specify the end result you’re looking for…this pair was falling into oblivion and has now become one of my favourites.
Details: cotton patch pocket blazer by Massimo Dutti, cotton cardigan by H&M, oxford button down by Ralph Lauren, jeans by Our Legacy (stonewashed), suede boat shoes by Buttero, denim bowtie by Untitled, MTO tartan pocket square, vintage braided leather belt, watch by Gucci, bracelets by Viola Milano and polka dot socks by H&M.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
A few weeks back during Première Vision I got a chance to visit some iconic Parisien stores, such as Ralph Lauren’s Flagship at Madeleine. Among all the outstanding garments, I instantly fell in love with this Purple Label Suede Front Cardigan.
As I’m celebrating my birthday tomorrow, I just thought I could shamelessly post this, on the off chance some “generous soul” (yeah my parents read the blog) decided to send it over as a gift…
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One of the best ways to incorporate camo into your outfits is to slowly work it through small accessories such as pocket squares or ties, and then transition to larger accessories or garments, where the print’s visual impact grows proportionally. This backpack from Herschel has one of the most appealing camo prints I’ve seen lately, perfectly blended with contrasting leather details, which set the mood for the whole look. The vintage camel suede bomber was the perfect match for those green shades and leather highlights…
Details: vintage suede bomber, crewneck tee by Levi’s, oxford button down by Ralph Lauren, jeans by H&M, boat shoes by Buttero, camo backpack by Herschel Supply Co., braided leather belt by Acne, watch by Rolex and bracelet by street vendor.
Model and styling: Miguel Vieira
Rome: day 4
Despite the mixed opinions regarding cargo pants I have to say they won me over, especially if we’re talking about slim fitting alternatives. Cucinelli is king when it comes to cargos (and so many other things), but until I can afford to dish out +€450 for a pair of pants, this version by Uniqlo is the next best thing. Plus, when you’re traveling those extra pockets definitely come in handy. Some basic layering on top with an oxford button down, cardigan and timeless denim trucker adds texture, color and visual interest. However, the whole look is focused on the vintage white knit tie I got the day before at a flea market for €1; white is the last color I would ever consider purchasing a tie in, and I probably wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the price, but the truth is it actually works great with darker shades.
Details: denim trucker jacket by Levi’s, navy merino wool cardigan by Purificacion Garcia, dark green oxford button down shirt by Ralph Lauren, khaki slim fit cargos by Uniqlo, brown/navy suede boat shoes by Buttero, sunglasses by Ray-Ban, vintage wool knit tie, vintage braided leather belt, watch by Gucci, socks and scarf by H&M.
Shot @ Piazza di San Lorenzo, Rome