17 Aug 2016

A Prince of Wales Glen Plaid Two-piece Suit with blue Windowpanes

An all time favourite of mine is the beautiful Prince of Wales or Glen Plaid check, so when I first laid my eyes on this suit I immediately fell in love. The colours are quite nice and especially the sky-blue window pane looks fabulous.
Furthermore the suit is bespoke made by a true craftsman, which you can see in the cut, how the canvassing and the lapels are done and the details of the handmade buttonholes.
All tailor labels have sadly been removed. Based on the the fabric and the slim cut I estimate the suit to be of the 1960s.
The fabric is medium to heavy weight and great for all year in Denmark except for the Summer.

I like to wear plain blue shirts with this suit: blue to catch and enhance the hue from the windowpanes and plain as the check pattern itself does not call for more disturbances from stripes, checks or other patterns in shirt and tie.

wearing my two-piece POW check suit, a light blue Stenström's shirt (to match the blue windowpanes), a blue, whitedotted, handrolled Shantung Grenadine tie from Drakes London. Dark Oak Cheaney & Son brogue shoes.

3 Aug 2016

Houndstooth Check suit from bespoke tailors Meyer &Mortimer

My sartorial adventures have lead me pass many tailors but my favourite suits are all from military outfitters and bespoke tailors Meyer & Mortimer of Sackville Street, London.
This lovely two-piece houndstooth check suit was made in 1973 - commisioned by a British Major. A very versatile suit that I use for both office attire and leisure.

Grey Houndstooth Check suit

21 Jul 2016

Vintage 1930s/40s boating blazer from Arthur Shepherd, Cambridge

I love the colourful sports blazers that have been a part of British Summer scene for more than a hundred years. For me the striped boating blazer is quintessential British; I had to have one in my wardrobe - and preferably a really old piece.

I recently acquired this old sports jacket via Ebay; it was dirty, smelly and had a few moth holes and stains at the back, but still a marvelous piece from Gentleman’s Outfitter Arthur Shepherd, Trinity Street, Cambridge.

At the 12th Chap Olympiad, Bedford Square, London. Wearing the striped boating blazer, white linen trousers (1939 vintage), white shirt and detachable bow tie collar (Darcy Clothing) and white brogues from Doucal’s.
(Photo by my chum Mikkel Mastek)

18 Jul 2016

The Chap Olympiad 2016

For me the Chap Olympiad is drawing references to the great British traditions of grand sports events where people high and low come from far & away to meet friends and family, to cheer, to picnic, to enjoy alcoholic beverages, and to watch sports; like Henley, Wimbledon, Ascot and the likes that come like pearls on a string from early Spring and onwards. People dress up attending these events as spectators; makes an effort.

I attended the event at Bedford Square gardens this weekend; the 12th annual Chap Olympiad.
I just went for the weekend staying at London University in Bloomsbury a mere 3 minute walk from Bedford Square. I had hoped to meet and talk with some of the many chaps and chapettes that I have met in the online universe of Instagram, but I never expected such a lovely day in the company of so many happy, devoted, and accomodating people.

The impeccably dressed @Londonchap and I discussing sartorial matters while sipping champagne

10 Jul 2016

Kilt in heathery hills

When one puts a genuine interest in Gentleman's clothing one have to consider also the kilt.
We all know the pictures of the brave Scotsmen in kilt running in the Highlands; and who would not like to be associated with that?!
A couple of years ago I got this beautiful vintage 1934 bespoke-made tweed kilt jacket and ever since considered to acquire a kilt, too. Only recently I got this lovely vintage kilt from my favourite Gentleman's Outfitter Hogspear. The kilt is in ancient Bruce tartan - really well made and heavy!

This weekend the kilt got it's first outing when my wife and I went hiking in the nearby National Park Rebild in Jutland, Denmark.

Walking in the lovely hills of National Park Rebild.
Vintage 1934 tweed kilt jacket; ancient Bruce tartan kilt; and a hand made sporran

25 Jun 2016

Perlustraing at Instagram for the past 6 months

Pardon my lack of attention to this blog; I have been perlustrating at Instagram the past 6 months.
Follow my account: instagram.com/haethaenstat/

29 Feb 2016

Oatmeal Tweed breeches from E.Tautz & Sons

This weekend my wife and I went for a long walk in the countryside next to the inlet of Kalø in the Aarhus Bay area. The weather was perfect for walking near the sea: a clear blue sky and the sea calm as a mirror. 3-4 degrees Celsius called for Tweed, but not necessarily an overcoat.

I wore my Norfolk jacket and a new-to-me pair of 1940s oatmeal Tweed breeches from E. Tautz & Sons, Oxford Street, London.
Edward Tautz founded the company in 1867 and specialised in the hunting-field and military men; considered a specialist in breeches. In 1886, in court, he proved his invention of the original knickerbocker breeches.
The Tweed is very soft; loosely woven in beige and brown yarns. Fishtail back and brace buttons.
From my favorite Gentleman's Outfitter: Hogspear.

We visited the ruins of a Medieval stronghold from AD 1313 beautifully situated on a small peninsular in the beautiful Aarhus Bay.

Tweed cap from Pakeman, Catto & Carter; detachable double round collar; silk tie; pearl tie tack pin; houndstooth Tweed waistcoat; Norfolk jacket from DoubleRL; vintage oatmeal Tweed breeches; green shootingsocks; dark brown longwing brogue shoes; unlined calfskin gloves; ash knob walking stick