Blog entries tagged "Fashion"

13 Sep 2012

Feeling blue

It’s great to see that the international fashion industry is finally sitting up and taking notice of me…

Obviously Carlos Campos’s Spring 2013 range was heavily inspired by my own love of royal blue… Maybe a bit too much Carlos, eh?

Carlos Campos Spring 2013 collection


17 Aug 2012

Tom Ford: The Essentials

Not sure where this list first appeared, but I thought it was worth sharing.

The Essentials
Tom Ford, Designer and Filmmaker

James Mattison, Graphic Designer, Dubai – Tom Ford: The Essentials

  1. The perfect pair of dark denim jeans
  2. A sense of humor
  3. A daily read of an intelligent online newspaper
  4. Good manners
  5. A nail clippers
  6. Tweezers
  7. Magnifying mirror
  8. Beautiful toothbrush
  9. Bottle of mouthwash
  10. A good cologne that becomes a signature
  11. A well-cut dark suit
  12. A pair of classic black lace-up shoes
  13. Black loafers
  14. Blazer
  15. Lots of crisp white cotton shirts
  16. Always new socks and underwear
    Throw the old ones away every six months
  17. A classic tuxedo
  18. A beautiful day watch with a metal band
  19. A beautiful evening watch with a leather strap
  20. The perfect sunglasses
  21. A good bed, crisp sheets, down pillows, and a down duvet
  22. Perfect teeth
    If you don’t have them save up and have them fixed


10 Jun 2011

For Sale: Fortis Pilot Professional Day/Date on leather strap

A second watch which I’m offering for sale to raise money for something special

Fortis Pilot Professional Day/Date on black leather strap

A very clean and simple aviatior-style watch from Swiss watchmaker Fortis. Click here for a very detailed review of the watch.

My watch was bought new in 2008 from official Fortis dealer, Ahmed Siddiqui & Sons, Dubai. It has been worn a handful of times, the rest of the time its kept in it’s box and is in perfect (mint) condition.

The watch comes with its original box and paperwork.

Accepting offers in the region of £350 Sterling + Postage from Dubai

Fortis Pilot Professional wacth on black leather bracelet – For Sale

Further details and larger images are available upon request. Serious enquiries only to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


11 Apr 2011

Club Collar

Definitely considering a club collar on my next visit to the tailor after seeing this photo by Scott Shuman (aka The Sartorialist)

Club Collar

Photo: The Sartorialist

Rounded Point Collars: An Academic History
Men’s dress shirts featuring rounded point collars are a great example of male emulation for the sake of stylish men’s image. The rounded collar was part of Eton College’s dress code beginning in the mid-1800s. Because men wanted to be perceived as belonging to this exclusive club, the rounded, or “club” collar was copied by the masses. Today it is rarely seen even on the most stylish of men, but it remains a classic of men’s style

Face Types and Proportion for a Rounded Dress Shirt Collar
A club collar looks best on thin faces. The softness of the points counteracts sharp verticality created by thinness in a face. Round-faced men should skip the club collar because the curved lines will pronounce a round face’s roundness, an undesirable effect which is easily averted. Also, because these collars are mostly seen on bespoke shirts, make sure the tailor understands that you want your collar in proportion. If you have a slightly longer neck, you will want a slightly longer collar. The rounded collar is naturally shorter, so a man’s long neck will look especially long if his collar is not in proportion.

Pinning a Rounded Collar
The club collar is one of the most popular dress shirt collars to pin. A collar pin sits under the necktie, holding down the collar points and pushing the necktie knot up and out. Because of the club collar’s shortness, pinning will also help keep the collar points flat on the shirt. Matched with a custom suit, the look will be classic, different, and individual.

If the Collar Works for You, Wear It
Men may naturally be shy about wearing a rounded collar shirt because they haven’t seen anyone wear them before. You needn’t be shy, gentlemen. If your face is right for the club collar, go for it. A man who wears a rounded collar is going to get second glances, and that’s okay. Wear it with a collar pin, and you’ll definitely get noticed by people who didn’t notice you before. Rounded collars are an excellent choice for a well-dressed man’s wardrobe.

via Google Knol


24 Mar 2011

MilSpec Bags and Packs

I’m a sucker for anything with a stark, utilitarian feel to it, and the recent trend for military inspired backpacks and courier bags has got me foaming at the mouth. Here are my three favourites from the last few months

1. Goruck GR1

Goruck GR1 Military Spec Backpack
Goruck GR1 Military Spec Backpack

Images courtesy of A Continuous Lean

2. Triple Aught Design Dispatch Bag

Triple Aught Design Dispatch Bag
Triple Aught Design Dispatch Bag

Via Acquire

3. Killspencer Weekender Bag

Killspencer Weekender bag
Killspencer Weekender bag