Tuesday, November 26, 2013


#004 - Know about your beloved cashmere

Italian knitwear label Falconeri
First off, what is it?

Cashmere is downy wool from the undercoat of goats. (You have at least two animals to thank for every sweater.) The goats don’t always live in Kashmir, the region that gave this material its name, but they’re often from nearby places like Tibet and Mongolia.
The deal with that massive price gap.
High-end designers justify their high-end prices by selecting the best-quality hair fibers, which, like most of the best things on earth, come in smaller batches. The resulting sweaters (often made in Italy and Scotland) fit better, last longer, and feel softer than the mass-produced stuff, which is often made in China.

Embrace its ritzy heritage
Wearing cashmere under a suit adds an instant layer of class. It’s a simple, head-turning way to make your two-piece into a three-piece. No matter how much you paid for the sweater, you’ll feel at least two tax brackets richer. 
If you’ve got it, flaunt it
Cashmere sweaters come in every color imaginable, so choose one that pops (like, say, a V-neck in a bright contrasting color) against a smart shirt-and-tie combo. Or try a cardigan, slipped under your suit jacket and unbuttoned at the very top and bottom.
Two ways to wear it
Buy the thrifty stuff and dress it up, or go top-shelf and wear it casually. Turtlenecks are bigger and chunkier right now, which means the cashmere versions feel, well, cashmere-ier. All that plush material will keep you toasty during chilly fall rituals like football games and drunken hayrides. If you don’t need something so heavy, you can scale back to a hoodie or a crewneck, both of which now come at every price point. In the new world of cashmere, how your sweater looks and fits—and even how much it costs—is up to you. So try a few different styles. And most of all, wear the damn things. Cashmere is no longer special-occasion-only.

- Written by Nick Marino @ GQ

Sunday, November 24, 2013


# 003 - How to charm your way thru the sweater weather

Thanksgiving is coming next week. You finally dragged yourself to get that haircut that you should have got two weeks ago, finalized your traveling plan to visit the family you have not seen for ages... what else? The turkey! No one really cares but you know you will be responsible to praise the cooking. Speaking of what to wear to visit your family, it's time to bring some charm. Let your sweater speak for you. 

This fall Tommy Hilfiger presents their runway with a sense of elegance for the men. Throughout their Fall Winter 2013 runway we saw a huge amount of sophisticated checks on the models. For example, the beige wool Price of Wales check sweater (above right $300) brings out the warmth and the elegance. While we all might have too many solid color sweaters piling up in the closet. This sweater is certainly a good find to impress. Complete the outfit with matching Burgundy Price of Wales check pants ($300)

Grey/navy wool sweater with white trigonometric motif, £600; navy narrow trousers; navy belted trench coat, £1150, all by Dior Homme
Toffee/white/black chevron brushed stretch-wool/cashmere sweater, £795, by Burberry Prorsum; Black wool trousers, £195, by Burberry London

Friday, November 22, 2013


#002 - How to pull up causal smart with boots

Do you remember that crowded train ride in rush hours everyday? Don't you think It is an awfully awkward situation when strangers are forced to look at each other without saying a word? You decide to pull out your phone, attempt to withdraw the attention from starring at someone's boobs. At one point, you will bow down your head, and… Here they are!! The shoes!

Shoes draw attention. Period.

We are living in the days where the line between formal and causal has been blurred. People wear a suit with sneakers, sport shoes, even sandals. Causal Smart is a stylish statement to dress causal without compromising the formality. 

The models are presenting the new collection Palladium x Richard Chai

Having weekend brunch with friends, walking your dog in central park, and yes, shopping. Palladium came across to me a few years ago, the brand was found in 1920s and ever since their signature boots empire is remembered by layering canvas bands underneath vulcanized rubber. Their design is distinctive, the style always draw attention and it is very affordable and long lasting. Pair it up with your blazer jacket, and you just nailed it.  

Pampa Sport Cuff Wp2

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