I am not sure if I like American Apparel. What do you think? Should we distinguish between the brand and the clothes?
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Paul Smith, contemporary Englishness.
Paul Smith is probably one of the most recognized fashion designers in the world since his garments are for the young and old, men and women, trendy and classis. I really enjoy wearing certain Paul Smith garments. His materials are good, either from Italy, France or the UK. And the designs and details are unique. You are not wearing a simple shirt or a trouser, the details Paul Smith adds makes for all the difference.
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Former professional soccer player Josep Guardiola who currently is FC Barcelona’s coach caught the worldwide attention of the media for winning the Champion League. He also caught my attention for his fine taste of suits. As I was having a few drinks with a buddy who works in a formal gentlemen’s clothing store, he told me that some of his customers asked for the ‘Pep’ Guardiola slim-fit tie. His style hasn’t gone unnoticed.
@ Club Vie in Rotterdam
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A couple of weeks back Bobby and I were partying it up at Club Vie in Rotterdam and ran into this great Hans Ubbink jacket!! Check out the Hans Ubbink post here.
I like the smoking type of lapels on the jacket. What do you think?
We dutchmen are not only famous by our drugpolicy (not drug use ;-)), Heineken beer (yes, that’s Dutch), tulips and wooden shoes, but we are also famous for our great footballplay! (and players off course e.g. Cruijff, van Basten etc).
These days not only Holland, but half of South Africa colours orange, our national colour, hence the royal house of the Netherlands.
Our soccerplay is great, well okay, great enough to make it to the 2010 final of the FIFA World Championship! We thank Bert van Marwijk for his superb job with our boys. Bert van Marwijk isn’t just a great coach, he’s also a fine dressed gentleman, even during the games.
His costum made suit is specially designed for the entire staff of the Dutch football team by Piet Zoomers, a Dutch suitsupplier. At the moment there’s a big hype on this grey suit and Piet Zoomers is thinking about putting it on the market.
What do you think about the grey suit?
Shirt configurator? Yes finally you can also customize your own shirt. This amazing online tool was created by LCT, it stands for La Chemiserie Traditionnelle. For the non French speakers, you can stick to LCT :). I know a lot of websites where you can customize your t-shirt or sneakers. But finally the web also hits the men fashion industry.
Sir Max is an unique shoe store in the Netherlands
I was in Amsterdam on the 21st of January 2010 and was advised by a friend to visit Sir Max in “De Negen Straatjes“. Got shoes??? Eduard and Arthur will hook you up. Their collection of shoes is very impressive, especially for Dutch standards. Next time you are in Amsterdam try and visit them, it’s a short walk from Dam Square..
Etro elegantly combines Italian creative style with Savile Row quality. It is an amazing brand with superb quality clothing of which each gentleman should have at least a pocket square with paisleys . Etro suits may look quite classical from a distance, don’t be fooled. The lining, felt and buttonholes are often very colorful and are usually recognized as Etro because of the great paisley designs.
“From the time we’re born until we die, we’re kept busy with artificial stuff that isn’t important.”
Tom Ford was born in Austin, Texas, and spent most of his childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ford moved to New York during his teens and attended courses in art history and later also in architecture.