Diplomatic Ties part 269: YSL.

Traditional YSL tie. Tipped, lined, 3-fold in a thick silk fabric with a colour scheme reminiscent of the 70s. Worn with a Zegna flannel pinstripe, zegna shirt, ps from Vanda, cufflinks from Skultuna and Carmina oxfords. 

Style Icon 34: Max Roach.

No shortage of good dressers among the jazz greats, but Roach sticks out because of his minimalist and fairly conservative style. But the most impressive part of Roach’s style is that I don’t think I’ve seen a single picture of him where his clothes did not fit perfectly. The man must have had a great tailor. Add his signature black framed glasses and you have a really distictive look.

Mr Blockert

Style Icon 26: Esther Quek

This was a really stupid article from Huffpost:

Why should women care about what conservative and chauvinistic men thinks about fashion? And to prove a point, I choose a style icon who wears a suit just as well, if not better, than most men. I am not necessarily a big fan of The Rake, where Esther Quek is a fashion editor, because I think it is targeted more towards wealth rather than menswear and style. But Esther Quek herself has really become a true style icon.

Mr Blockert

Style Icon 40: Wes Anderson.

A truly distictive style. He dresses like an old college professor, but usually with a twist and a certain kind of humour. His clothes are not always perfect in fit, but they always look comfortable. Sometimes he comes dangerously close to being too aware of his appearance, but usually he pulls it off anyway. Much like his films.

Mr Blockert


Diplomatic Ties part 268: Etro.

Outside Wipo in Geneva. Etro is not a designer that I particularly like, but this simple rep tie is very versatile. Worn with a Cantarelli linen/silk/wool blend suit, a Tom Ford shirt and and sneakers that are a co-lab between Adidas and Sneakers'n'stuff.

Style Icon 51: Léa Seydoux.

A change from footballers, one of the most exciting young actresses in the world today and she instantly became a style icon. Magazines tend to prefer to picture Seydoux in various stages of undress, much like they did with a young Brigitte Bardot. But Seydoux’s talent will not be denied. A star in the making.