18 Sep 2016

Morning Stroller Suit for a Sunday walk in the city

The weather has turned more September-like and once again it is time to wear the Morning Stroller suit and Homburg hat. The black single breasted jacket, black waistcoat, wingcollar and white-dotted blue bowtie are perfect attire for a Sunday stroll in the city; on paved streets, parks and museums.

A lazy stroll in the city includes breaks on benches - enjoying the present

3 Sep 2016

Handmade caps from TheTitfer

I have for the past couple of years had but a single cap that I use for my country attire; the Bond style flat cap from Pakeman, Catto & Carter in a brown-greenish Fulbrook tweed; I like the generous cut and the long peak and the shape has only improved over the course of time.
I do have more caps (flat and newsboy style) in my wardrobe,  but none of them proved to fit me properly in daily use.
So naturally I have been on the lookout for more perfect caps in different cloths and colours.
And just recently I came across Paul Booth from Kempston, Bedfordshire; a trained tailor and cutter with more than 25 years of experience in making hats and caps.

Caps from TheTitfer - a Tam O Shanter and a 1920s cap in a generous fit.

31 Aug 2016

Polo match - Morning Suit and Top hat

The Polo sport in Denmark is still quite insignificant as we only have a single Polo club and very few people who actually pick up the mallet and play Polo.
So naturally only few Polo matches take place in Denmark; but recently in one of the most beautiful of venues and on one of the last Summer days a match between Denmark and Sweden took place.
I dusted of the old Topper and the cashmere stripes and brought the Mrs. ..

Sporting my vintage 1930s morning suit with a black waistcoat, a white shirt with detachable wing collar (from Darcy Clothing) and a repp stripe Burgundy silk tie from Purdey's

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