Shoes & Watches & Bonsai

What I like: fine watches, fine shoes and fine bonsai. In no particular order.
Quasi-legal note: I do not own most of the photos I post. I hope you can forgive me.

Bonsai Watches Shoes

Sep 16

Fresh out of the box: Meermin cap-toe boots. Dark brown. Rubber, Dainite-like soles.

First impression? Pretty nice for 220 euros.


Sep 7
omegaforums:

Superb Vintage Universal Geneve Tri-Compax Chronograph In Stainless Steel

YES

omegaforums:

Superb Vintage Universal Geneve Tri-Compax Chronograph In Stainless Steel

YES


ilquadrifoglio:

il Quadrifoglio Bespoke Wholecut Oxford with Imitation Brogues
Photo from OAK ROOM on FB


YES

ilquadrifoglio:

il Quadrifoglio Bespoke Wholecut Oxford with Imitation Brogues

Photo from OAK ROOM on FB

YES

(via mydayshoes)


Sep 3

5x sport coats for fall part I

dresslikea:

The sport coat is probably the most variable garment in men’s wardrobe - if you just choose the right one. It’s respectable and decent but not stuffy, it can usually be dressed up or down quite easily depending on how one pairs it and there’s hardly a circumstance for which a sport coat not appropriate.

To put it shortly, there are some points to consider when looking for a jacket. There shouldn’t be any pulls or puckers along the front or back of the jacket when wearing it, the sleeves should be free of any ripples when the arms are naturally hanging down, and the jacket should in general have clean lines all around. These “rules” apply no matter if you are looking for the most formal suit jacket or just a casual sport coat.

As it’s already September and most of the shops have got the new fall / winter collections to their selection, decided to take a quick look of 5 different options for the f/w rotation - basically five different jackets that could take you through the whole season. There’s no particular order in terms of style and color but if you don’t really have a wide selection of sport coats at the closet yet and are considering to build the wardrobe little by little (which is recommendable) - start from the top and go down piece by piece.

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The navy blazer is an evergreen and can not be missed whenever one is listing sport coats for any occasion. For more casual wear (and to pair with denim & casual cotton or wool slacks) one might go for a bit more lightweight, unlined and even a bit “washed” look like in this Boglioli K-Jacket made of merino wool. The lightness of fabric makes this piece suitable for almost year-around from early fall till the last days of spring.

Boglioli via Frans Boone store

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Green is often undervalued when it comes to colors of sport coats. It might be a bit too much for a full suit (unless you don’t have a wide enough rotation) but as a sport coat (the darker) shades of green are very functional and suitable, especially for fall and winter season. Wool / silk mix gives a little bit texture for the jacket and the patch pockets keeps it on the casual side of range. Pair with an off-white roll neck sweater, denim and suede chukka boots. 

Isaia via Oger

imageBoldly patterned sport coats are the one of only areas where men can be safely daring. Also a nice pattern as checks or windowpane can help making a simple tailored jacket a lot more versatile, and as long the design is traditional and the color of the jacket is kept fairly conservative there’s no problem to pull off these pieces. This brown Gaiola Napoli jaceket featuring slight check / windowpane and three patch pockets would be perfect to match with light grey flannel trousers, light blue button-up and a brown cashmere tie.

Gaiola via Linnegatan 2

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Sep 2
newsprezzatura:

New Sprezzatura

For future reference.

newsprezzatura:

New Sprezzatura

For future reference.

(via vriend35)


Aug 19
yolowastaken:

The C&J for RL Family #rllincolnshire #rlgifford #rlptb #rlpl #rlgianni #rlmarlow #rldarlton #shellcordovan #pennyloafer #horween #brownshellcordovan #menstyle #menswear #shoeporn #shoegazing #crockettandjones

yolowastaken:

The C&J for RL Family #rllincolnshire #rlgifford #rlptb #rlpl #rlgianni #rlmarlow #rldarlton #shellcordovan #pennyloafer #horween #brownshellcordovan #menstyle #menswear #shoeporn #shoegazing #crockettandjones


Aug 14
Exotic bonsai: probably a Malphigia, but I’m not quite sure. I’m sure it’s a strange tree though: weird roots, undefined trunkline and very coiled branches and canopy. But I still like it a lot.

Exotic bonsai: probably a Malphigia, but I’m not quite sure. I’m sure it’s a strange tree though: weird roots, undefined trunkline and very coiled branches and canopy. But I still like it a lot.


Aug 13
Usually I’m not a big fan of Chinese bonsai, but this example, including mud man figurine, is quite tasteful.

Usually I’m not a big fan of Chinese bonsai, but this example, including mud man figurine, is quite tasteful.


Aug 12
Impressive Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum), hanging out in the garden of Kunio Kobayashi. A true masterpiece, small, even leaves, big trunk without any scars, wide nebari (root spread) and of course a very attractive pot.

Impressive Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum), hanging out in the garden of Kunio Kobayashi. A true masterpiece, small, even leaves, big trunk without any scars, wide nebari (root spread) and of course a very attractive pot.



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