Summer proposal: Linen ties 2
A perfect compliment to a semi formal outfit is a linen tie. These are available in my showroom or to order. More information in the links above.
ESPADRILLES: A SUMMER LEISURE SHOE
by S. Charlie Weyman
Brush the dust off any menswear history book, and inside you’ll find that much of what we wear today can be traced back to either military or work uniforms. Sport coats, for example, originate with hunting in England, neckties with the kerchiefs that Croatian soldiers used to tie around their necks, and jeans from the canvas overalls made for Gold Rush miners in California. Some may be surprised to learn that espadrilles – those casual summer slip-ons that we associate with an easy life on the Riviera – also originate from war and work. Well, sort of. Men have been wearing jute soles for thousands of years, but early versions of the modern espadrille can be found in Spain during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Some say they debuted on the feet of infantrymen in the King of Aragon’s army. Others say they start with peasants in the mountainous regions of Catalonia. Regardless, the originals were not meant for easy living.
Today, however, espadrilles are worn for leisure.
Sneak peek - Gabo Napoli
While my stay in Florence I was happy to get the chance to visit G.abo Napoli, have a nice chat with the guys and see a glimpse of their upcoming F/W ´14 collection, featuring some seriously bold patterns and interesting details. Full review coming up later.
Will start the reviews regarding collections next week so stay tuned. Also be sure the check tyylit.fi for some more discussion and street style photos of Pitti Uomo.