Justin Doss looking impeccable as always…For me, he’s one of nowadays style icons and I’ve got to hand it to him for bringing back proper hats as his own individual trademark…
LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 10/06
Great news! My post on headgear was featured in this week’s Links à La Mode from the IFB website!
Edited by Taylor Davies
This weeks selections for Links a la Mode take us all around the globe and back again. From vintage shopping in Paris and Istanbul to picking the best from fashion weeks abroad, our community is buzzing with news and thoughts from overseas.
Of course we couldn’t leave out some more local stories entirely, so we’ve sprinkled in a selection of fall inspirations from som American bloggers; from menswear to DIY projects to some ethical debates in advertising and journalism.
THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: OCTOBER 6TH
- Alex Drake Vintage: Autumn 2011
- Aqui: DIY Fabric Necklace
- Being Zhenya: Thrifting for Treasure
- Beyond Fabric: On Head wear
- Cadence & Clementine: Contradicting Collaborations
- Can Ya Heel Me?: Ethics in Blogging: A Philadelphia Fashion Week Controversy
- Cosmolawlitan: Reebok’s Toning Shoes Do Not Tone As Advertised
- Dress Code: High Fashion: Louis Vuitton Exhibition at La Trienalle, Milano
- Little Miss Make-up: Best Mascara 2011
- Midwest Mayhem: Sweater Girls
- Miss Viki: 25 Hours Hotel: Vienna is a Circus
- My Fashion Lust List: Budapest Design Week
- Naked Glory: Guide to Vintage Shopping in Paris
- Oranges & Apples: How to Pack for a Long Trip in a Hot Country
- Overseeing Fashion: Shopping in Istanbul
- Pretty Innovative: ASOS Ramps Up Global Fashion Marketing
- Simply Frabulous: Milano Fashion Week: Time For Elegance
- Susu Paris Chic: Lady Shapes
- Tomorrow At Dawn: Schoolgirl Style
- The Red Dot: Paris Fashion Week Street Style Part 1
PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine
One of the most underated and often obliviated pieces which comprised men’s wardrobes of old is definitely the hat. What was originally a mandatory complement to a gentleman’s attire, has currently become a taboo item for most men.
Seen strictly as a Summer piece for its functional aspect, due to the scorching heat we’ve been progressively experiencing, the hat’s glamorous and confident nature is at risk of being lost for good. Easily traded by its casual counterpart, the cap, the sight of a luxurious hat perfectly complementing a sharp attire is becoming increasingly hard to behold. Even more so, since it’s usually associated with older gentlemen and not something young men should try. Thankfully there are a few exceptions to the rule, be it older men to whom the hat has become a defining trait or younger men who have come to embrace it.
I, for one, have always been fascinated with them and ironically, my lack in the hair department posed the perfect excuse to purchase a few. Now, as with most accessories, a hat is one definitely worth investing in…ditch the 5$ beachside sale straw version and go for a quality one. Choosing between the variety of models out there is not to be taken lightly (porkpie, fedoras, bowler, trilby…) and the choice should reflect your facial anatomy. This is one of those times when listening to the salesman might be invaluable, provided he/she is a professional and knows about the subject, which is usually the case in specialized hat stores.
Fine hats might cost you up to to 500€ (if you go for handmade panamas) but there are more affordable alternatives out there in the 100-200€ range. Borsalino is definitely one brand to look for, but several others are already dishing viable alternatives: Paul Smith, Lock & Co., Barbisio, to name a few…Also, do consider a wool/cashmere version for the upcoming season, it just adds elegance and a gentlemanly feel to your attire.
Borsalino’s offerings in the season’s shades: camel and burgundy