Visiting Pitti Uomo 94 in Florence, Italy

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Pitti Uomo is one of the world’s most important platforms for menswear and accessories. The exhibition is held two times a year in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso. The first edition of Pitti Uomo was held in September 1972 with an objective to promote Italian designers and brands. Today the exibition is internationally reconigsed showcasing more than 1,200 menswear brands from all around the world.

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I went to visit the exhibition for the first time to soak in inspiration, network with industry people and meet with current and future business partners. When I first entered the exhibition space I was instantly overwhelmed by the size of the space and the number of people attending, but at the same time very impressed by the many well tailored suits and amount of effort put into every attendee’s outfit.

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I first went to visit the booth of the Swedish brand Eton Shirts. I have been wearing their shirts for about 6 months now and I was excited to finally meet the people behind the brand. I had the kind Karin from their PR and events team helping me going through their coming spring summer 19 collection and I also had the pleasure of meeting their Italian design manager Nicoletta Grazioli.

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Ph: @ciinderellab

After finishing my visit at Eton Shirts I walked past the booth of one my favourite sunglasses brands, The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear. The brand is fairly recent and is founded by the Italian menswear blogger and digital influencer, Fabio Attanasio. I took the opportunity to try on the different models and noted down my favourites as I always find it hard to order sunglasses online without trying them on.

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My final visit was to the booth of the Spanish shoe brand, Carmina Shoemaker. Carmina is a family run business on 6th generation founded in Majorca in 1866 and their name is highly respected by every footwear enthusiasts I’ve ever met. Their shoes are absolutely stunning and of an extraordinary softness and comfort with sturdy welts and shapely lasts.

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I had the honour of meeting two of the Carmina family members who told me more about the brand’s history and gave me a detailed tour through their various models and made-to-order service.

My outfit on the 1st day of Pitti Uomo 94:

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On the first day of the exhibition I wore a green jacket made in a wool, linen & silk Solbiati cloth by Tailor Made London. I paired the the jacket with a white high collar shirt by Eton Shirts, a navy/grey silk tie by Cosetore and a light brown pair of linen & cotton trousers. I finished off the outfit with a brown pair of suede penny loafers by Carmina Shoemaker.

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My outfit on th 2nd day of Pitti Uomo 94:

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For my 2nd day’s outfit I went with a slightly more bold brown check jacket in a cotton, linen & silk cloth by Solbiati. I paired it with a white Eton shirt, a navy paisley tie from Sera Fine Silk and a light brown pair of linen & cotton trousers. For footwear I wore a brown pair of calf skin tassel loafers by Carmina Shoemaker and on this particularly warm day a panama hat was ideal.

Visiting Pitti Uomo for the first time was a truly amazing experience. I had the pleasure of connecting with many likeminded menswear enthusiasts as well as talented artisans and designers from all over the world. I am already excited to be back in Florence for Pitti Uomo 95 in January 2019.

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London Fashion Week Men’s SS19 outfits

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With London being one of the world’s fashion capitals the British Fashion Council hosted the now 7th season of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM). LFWM is here to showcase the work of the best British designers over 4 days with a packed schedule of catwalk shows, presentations and events.

Being passionated about menswear and style I joined in for another season to connect with likeminded creatives and soak in inspiration. In occasion of London Fashion Week Men’s I worked with a hand full of tailors and menswear brands to prepare 4 outfits.

Outfit 1:

 On day 1 of London Fashion Week Men’s I attended a preview of Kirk Originals’ new collection. They showcased their Spring Summer 19 Made in England Sunglasses in the Private White store in Mayfair. I wore a navy plain jacket in a Pure Wool Traveler fabric by Lanificio Cerruti, a white button down shirt by Eton Shirts, a brown knitted tie, a waistcoat in a cotton, linen & wool fabric by Solbiati and a light brown pair of linen & cotton trousers.

Outfit 2 :

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Day 2 was the first official day of the fashion shows and I had a busy schedule of shows, events and presentations. I attended showcases by designers such as Oliver Spencer, Edward Crutchley and St. James London featuring New & Lingwood, John Smedley and many more.

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With green being the colour of the season I went for a two-piece suit in a beautiful plain green wool, linen and silk fabric by Solbiati. I had the suit made by Tailor Made London’s bespoke service and it has details such as a wide notch lapel, an unconstructed shoulder and a high waisted pair of trousers with double reverse pleats. I paired the suit with a white high collar shirt by Eton Shirts, a navy paisley tie by Serà Fine Silk, navy paisley silk braces by Turnbull & Asser and brown suede penny loafers by Carmina Shoemaker. Completing my outfit, I wore a City Trilby hat in rabbit fur by Laird Hatters and a pair of Esso sunglasses in tortoise by Emon Eyewear.

Outfit 3:

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Day 3 was slightly more relaxed and I spend it going to a few events and shows with my dear friend Alistair Guy. For my 3rd look I was wearing garments from the Saville Row based tailor Alexandra Wood Bespoke. A burgundy double breasted blazer in a breathable mesh woollen fabric by Holland and Sherry, which was ideal for a warm summer day like this. I paired the blazer with a white pin collar shirt by Eton Shirts, a navy cotton silk tie and a light brown pair of trousers in a wool, linen & silk fabric woven by Huddersfield. I finished off the look with a brown pair of tassel loafers by Carmina Shoemaker and a pair of Cran Classic sunglasses from The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear.

Outfit 4:

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My last day of London Fashion Week Men’s was all about the browns. For my final outfit I opted for a plain light brown jacket in a soft blend of Ferla silk and linen. I paired it with a white shirt, a brown knit tie, a light brown pocket square and a light brown pair of trousers in a linen & cotton fabric. I completed this final look with a brown pair of suede penny loafers by Carmina Shoemaker and an Alfred Panama hat by Laird Hatters.

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It has been a whirlwind and busy 4 days of London Fashion Week Men’s but it’s been a wonderful time, I met some very interesting people and I’m already looking forward to the next season. But first, I’m off to the menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo in Florence and Milan Fashion Week Men’s…

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Inside a £20 million London Penthouse

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London is known to be the home of the global elite and with fortunes to spend the city is full of prestigious apartments in historical surroundings. Let me introduce you to the latest luxury development from Landsec in the heart of Victoria. I visited The Nova Building which plays host to a breathtaking £20 million penthouse.

Situated on 12th floor, the apartment offers big panoramic views overlooking Buckingham Palace, Belgravia and the iconic St. James Park. The apartment has been interior designed by Bowler James Brindley and is decorated with curated original art and finished with mirror polished rosewood veneers, sixties inspired wallpaper, antique bronze, buttoned leather, sky blue velvets and luxurious dark blue paint.

On its two storeys it features 4 en suites with spacious marble bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and a giant stairway in the centre of the apartment (which is large enough to assemble an entire orchestra) leading to the second floor that is dedicated to entertaining.

The best part? The apartment’s home bar and rooftop terrace. The second floor makes the perfect setting for cocktail parties with a large dining area, generous sitting room, a home bar and stairway to the open rooftop terrace.

Bored of the panoramas? You’ll be pleased to hear that The Nova Building offers a private residents lounge, residents cinema, a business centre to hold meetings or simply catch up on work, a gym and a peaceful roof garden to relax.

For more pictures and information on the penthouse apartments and area visit www.thenovabuilding.co.uk and check out Instagram profiles @createvictoria and @landsecgroup.

Editorial photography by @ciinderellab

– Mathias le Fèvre

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A Classic Gentleman’s Haircut: The Side Parting

The side part haircut is known to give a very timeless and classic look. The haircut style is a go-to gentleman’s cut and was particular popular from the 1920s – 1940s and again in the 1960s. It has certainly survived the test of time, but why? Well, it’s a particularly adaptable haircut. It’s nice for both casual and formal situations and also doesn’t take too much time to style. With a little effort in the morning, you’ll have a dapper cut ready to go.

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The basis of the haircut is a simple short back and sides and will suit most hair types and face shapes. When going to your barber ask for “a classic short cut on the back and sides, and for the top to be left long enough to part, but short enough to be neat and tidy”

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When it comes to styling the hair, I use a styling paste as I have very thick hair that needs a strong hold, while a matt clay will work better for thinner hair. I have found it best to apply the product while the hair is damp (not wet) after a shower and then shaping the parting with a wide tooth comb. It is important to find the natural parting of your hair as this will give you the best look and hold.

I try to stop by my barber every 3-4 weeks to keep my haircut sharp and tidy. For the past 6 months I have been going to Ruffians’ Shoreditch shop where TJ cuts my hair. I am always met with welcoming smiles and positive vibes, and every time I walk of there the result is very satisfying. That is why I can surely say that it is my favourite London barber shop so far.

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 When stopping by Ruffians last week I was wearing a grey houndstooth blazer, a blue striped silk tie, a classic white double cuff shirt, with navy corduroy trousers and a pair of tassel loafers.

– Mathias le Fèvre

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Our 5 star London Fashion Week Home – Hotel One Aldwych

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In the start of January I went to the now 11th season of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM). With a busy schedule of catwalk shows and events my partner and I decided to treat ourselves to the comfort of a stay at the Hotel, One Aldwych. Being just across the street from the British Fashion Councils’ (BFC) Show Space it was very convenient when needing a break or having to change outfit.

We spent the first evening in the hotel’s private lounge planning our week and made use of the small library looking through the numerous fashion books for style inspiration.

Every morning of our stay, we enjoyed a filling breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.

For the first day of LFWM, I anchored my look around a classic navy suit. The suit is from Suit Supply and has a masculine cut with peak lapels and structured shoulders. It is a 2.5-button suit, carries a ticket pocket and a rather longer jacket. The cuffed high rise flat front trousers cuffs brings everything together for a stylishly tailored appeal. I layered it with a grey houndstooth waistcoat, a blue silk tie and a white shirt underneath. I chose a pair of brown single monk straps from Massimo Dutti and an automatic Moon Phase watch from Thomas Earnshaw.

As LFWM falls on our anniversary, we went to celebrate it with a three course dinner at the hotel’s Indigo Restaurant on our last night. Indigo is an award winning restaurant and is know for it’s innovative food. The Executive Chef, Dominic Teague, incorporates the finest seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from the British Isles into the Indigo menu, and it all happens to be entirely gluten and dairy-free.

After three very tasty dishes the amazing staff surprised us with an extra dessert and champagne in occasion of our anniversary. The restaurant experience was a wonderful way to end our stay and it will definitely not be our last visit to the One Aldwych London.

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– Mathias le Fèvre

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Why the fit’ makes the perfect suit – London Fitting Rooms

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“A suit is only as good as it’s tailoring”

When buying a ‘ready to wear’ suit, you should first choose your preferred style & cut, and then look at how it fits. Most suits are made to fit the most people possible, which is why you should go for the one suiting you the best. Keeping the attention on the shoulders and make sure that the seam ends right at the outside of yours.

I recently purchased two suits and took them to my tailor, London Fitting Rooms, to make sure that they would have the perfect fit. If the suit doesn’t compliment your body shape or has too much fabric the right tailor can alter it to ensure it fits you precisely. When it comes to suit alterations I believe that it’s the small detail that makes all the difference.

An extra styling detail I like adding to my suit trousers is turn-ups (cuffs). Turn-ups have the benefit of weighing down the bottom of the trousers, which is especially useful at keeping lightweight trousers looking neat. Today’s lighter and narrower trousers truly benefit from the added weight of turn-ups.

By focusing on quality and paying close attention to every detail London Fitting Rooms ensured that the end result became a suit that was tailored for me.

 

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– Mathias le Fèvre

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Stay in Brussels at the Sofitel Le Louise

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It’s almost Christmas and I traveled to Belgium with my partner to visit her family. Before heading to the countryside we decided to spend three days in Brussels at the Sofitel Le Louise where we were warmly welcomed by the staff.

The hotel is located just in the heart of a prestigious shopping avenue, making it convenient to get around and shop last minute gifts.

The room was bright and spacious with a desk space, a large bed and a bathroom with a rainforest shower. The desk made it really easy to get through emails during the day while the in-room coffee machine had my back.

One of my favourite parts of the stay was the wide-choice breakfast served in our room. Fresh fruits, poched eggs, smoked salmon, pancakes, macaroons and I could go on!

In-between running our last errands before christmas we decided to stop by the hotel’s Crystal Lounge for a coffee. It was a beautiful venue for a break as well as a shopping city trip.

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– Mathias le Fèvre

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It’s the detail that makes the difference – Button Spirit

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I have been very excited to share this new and very innovative accessory concept, that I was recently introduced to. Button Spirit creates these phenomenal Eclipse that are attached as button covers. They can be put on the front of the shirt as well as the cuff adding an extra detail and a hint of personality to your outfit.

The concept was born in Paris out of the desire to stand out in all discretion. With values of art, objects and fashion, Button Spirit came togeather. Creating a first collection consisting of 4 lines and 24 Eclipses they offer their pieces in exclusive models inspired by the world of art and fashion.

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– Mathias le Fèvre

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The Mechanists – A passion for cars and true craftsmanship

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“Freedom is found when we let go of who we’re supposed to be and embrace who we really are.”

Cars are respected and admired as symbols of personal freedom, self-expression and most importantly self-empowerment.

I have always been passionate about good craftsmanship, and truly admire the details and finesse of putting together a motor vehicle. The Mechanists federates people with passion and addiction to all mechanical wonders. Together with British artisans they crafted one beautiful piece of jewelry to cherish the passion: The Steering Wheel Bracelet.

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– Mathias le Fèvre

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The Pocket Square – Geoff Stocker

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“The pocket square for a man is like the bag for a woman, it should be never missing”

An accesorie with many names such as “pochette” or “handkerchief”, a common mistake is very often made matching your pocket square and tie, with identical patterns. When striving for elegance, balance is crucial. The key is to find the right match between shirt, jacket, tie and pocket square as well for the fabric and the pattern.

Geoff Stocker is striving to design each piece as an individual collectable and wearable artwork in the format of a pocket square. They are made of 100% satin silk in England with the addition of a classic hand rolled hem. Creating a sartorial essential to an effortless stylish appearance.

www.geoffstocker.com

@geoffstocker

– Mathias le Fèvre

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