Bay Area StyleForum/tumblr Menswear Meetup

Good times were had by all. In attendance were Gus (abitofcolor), Ian (fromsqualortoballer), Bill Charman (who has made a name for himself @ SFx10 and elsewhere…), and Gregory Walton (of Louis Walton fame). I can vouch for the fact that no more are needed for a party…

Passed between greedy paws for #menswear inspection were 1) Greg Walton’s handmade-by-him amazing shell cordovan wallet (if you’re lucky they’ll be available to the masses in the near future), 2) Gus’s newly acquired bespoke Napolisumisura tweed sport coat (replete with special truffle stashing pockets) 3) a couple of vintage Rolex Submariners (Gus’s late-1980s and Bill’s late-1960s) 4) a vintage Omega TV-face watch (Ian’s) 5) Bill’s real-ass faint-worthy John Lobb wingtips. 

An example of hand rolled edges. These edges have smooth and consistent raised rolls on the edge, it makes a nice border. Rolled ages can also be done by machine. Usually machine rolled edges will have puckering where the thread enters and exits the fabric. It isn’t a bad thing and it doesn’t necessarily look worse than edges rolled by hand. I find that it comes down to cost and the availability of someone who posses the skill. It take a long time to learn to do it, the people who can are not cheap, and there relatively few people who are willing to do it. #handmade #artisan #louiswalton