john-smedley

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FOREST HUNK
Steffen Norgaard by Diego Merino
FT: HOW TO SPEND IT
 January 2014

(1) cardigna Giorgio Armani, jacket and pants Junya Watanabe, hat Belly 
(2) Canali coat, Gucci jumper, John Smedley pants, rings Wright & Teague 
(3) Louis Vuitton, jenas DSquared2, boots Berluti
(4) RRL, onesie Album di Famiglia

Seriously, how many miles deep is Martin’s closet?
Take his John Smedley polo shirt of sex, at Giffoni, for example

Or more recently

Or a bit ago

Or quite a bit ago:

But wait, the closet is miles and miles deep, there are more colours to go.

Such as - white:

Or red:

And, of course,raspberry:

And not to forget, blue/black grid pattern:

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Gray double-breasted suit - versatile choice for fall part II

As mentioned yesterday, gray wool suit is staple for fall and winter season. When the days start to get colder it feels natural to change jackets and suits made of lighter fabrics to more subtle wool and flannels and hues of blue to darker shades of gray and brown (and of course blue again). 

The structure and details can make a great difference in terms of how versatile a suit can be. And of course the fabric plays a role as well. However, many suits can be made more versatile if they just are combined correctly. Yesterday I wore this same suit together with a striped shirt, dark gray wool tie, white tv-fold pocket square and black cap-toe oxfords. I believe most people did not pay attention for example to the fact that the suit features three patch pockets, which is a detail that usually is not considered appropriate for a “business suit”.

Today I wore the same suit combined totally in another way, combined with a light gray merino wool roll neck sweater, Drake’s London unicorn pocket square and brown calf leather double monks by László Vass. The ensemble is this way much more casual, yet suitable for work and even for some meetings (not the most formal ones), thanks to the color and overall appearance of that suit and the whole attire.

Wearing:

Suit: Rose&Born Roll neck sweater: John Smedley Shoes: László Vass

PS: Drake’s London Watch: Omega Seamaster (vintage)