Fashion Notes - Variations of Gray
Tom Ford v Thom Browne 
(Source: GQ Japan) 
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Fashion Notes - Variations of Gray
Tom Ford v Thom Browne 
(Source: GQ Japan) 
STYLE | ETERNITY 

Fashion Notes - Variations of Gray

Tom Ford v Thom Browne 

(Source: GQ Japan

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The Coveteur - Closet - Nick Wooster
Inside the sartorial armoury of the man, the legend, the Woost-God.
Do I really need to say more? 
The copy to this interview itself is fairly ‘meh’ (peppered with numerous references to millennial jargon), but the photos are a treat. I’ve always been very envious of the way that Wooster - despite his muscularity - has managed to flatter increasingly modish silhouettes. 
(Source: The Coveteur) 
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The Coveteur - Closet - Nick Wooster
Inside the sartorial armoury of the man, the legend, the Woost-God.
Do I really need to say more? 
The copy to this interview itself is fairly ‘meh’ (peppered with numerous references to millennial jargon), but the photos are a treat. I’ve always been very envious of the way that Wooster - despite his muscularity - has managed to flatter increasingly modish silhouettes. 
(Source: The Coveteur) 
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The Coveteur - Closet - Nick Wooster
Inside the sartorial armoury of the man, the legend, the Woost-God.
Do I really need to say more? 
The copy to this interview itself is fairly ‘meh’ (peppered with numerous references to millennial jargon), but the photos are a treat. I’ve always been very envious of the way that Wooster - despite his muscularity - has managed to flatter increasingly modish silhouettes. 
(Source: The Coveteur) 
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The Coveteur - Closet - Nick Wooster

Inside the sartorial armoury of the man, the legend, the Woost-God.

Do I really need to say more? 

The copy to this interview itself is fairly ‘meh’ (peppered with numerous references to millennial jargon), but the photos are a treat. I’ve always been very envious of the way that Wooster - despite his muscularity - has managed to flatter increasingly modish silhouettes. 

(Source: The Coveteur

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Laufeyson’s Leisurewear

I haven’t put together an outfit for the blog in a while, so in the interest of brevity all I’ll say is “here you go (and a merry Kwanza to all)”. 

All I know is that when the Trickster God - first among the Jotun - walks amid the sea of us dull mortal creatures, he wears the very best mankind has to offer. But what an offering it is: in the mix there’s Cleverley,Thom Browne and Charvet. All items may be found on Mr Porter (which is throwing in customary free shipping until 21/12/2013) but unlike previous iterations I’m going to leave the hunting of the individual jawnz to you intrepid readers! 

The filmic inspiration for this outfit (for those who haven’t worked it out yet) is lifted directly from The Avengers, so thanks Joss Whedon. Thanks a bunch, also for Firefly, we’re gonna get that show back on the air buddy!

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RAPID REBLOGS
- (‘A series where we talk some more about what we decide to reblog’)

To call Mr Porter’s editorial quality among the best in the world is hardly surprising, backed by a surfeit of creative types with experience at Esquire and Gilt, the online menswear destination has been putting out some of the best copy (print or digital) I’ve seen since the commencement of my tertiary studies.

Still, this photo of actor Mark Strong sticks out as one of my favorite bits of editorial content for 2013. There’s a really solid fall look at work here, hardly #menswear, its simplicity at its finest. A tailored piece of outerwear in one of the traditional fall patterns (something heavy like houndstooth or a donegal tweed, this Thom Browne number has both) mixed up with a soft layer like a turtleneck.

Turning my amateur eye now to the image’s composition, I straight up find this pleasing to view. The depth of field is backed by really moody styling, elevated beyond cliche by Strong’s casual dramatic menace. 

Although the September issue of the Mr Porter journal is now up, I strongly urge anyone with a passing interest in Mark Strong’s work to read the interview this image originates from, from August’s issue.

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OUR PICK OF THE WEEK - Thom Browne striped cotton t-shirt

Oh hay bruh bruh: so the new year is here and you’ve drafted a whole list of financial and social resolutions ? Well fuck yo’ lists bitch, I’ve got news that will bowl over your hastily constructed manifestation of denial: MR PORTER’s 50% sale has started.

Quit hoarding guap and cop some tasty gear from the world’s most ridiculously over-priced menswear retailer. Now that everything is on sale you can actually afford some of the things on the site and end up broke, as opposed to being both broke and unable to afford any of their gear (key differences there). 

In the first of three continuing picks of the week from MR PORTER we’ve drawn your attention to this striped Thom Browne shirt. Yes its a fucking shirt, yes its an overpriced basic, and yes you look like the quintessential art school blowtard when you tell people ‘oh its alright I got it on sale’. But seriously: fuck that noise, this shirt will have you balling so hard haters will become invisible. 

The shirt comes with a slightly elongated and vented back so you can get your subtle luxe drape on. Additionally it has vents that can be buttoned or hang free adding that micro-detail all budding (read rank amateur) street style photographers are thirsty for. Its also lined with Thom Browne’s signature grosgrain trim because face it: three coloured stripes is the absurd reason for the $264 price tag. Stripes is the new rose gold, homie: let this shirt be your stepping stone into the good life. 

Available at Mr Porter

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OUR PICK OF THE WEEK-Thom Browne Cotton and Leather Bomber

Let’s get real for a second: the varsity jacket is by no stretch of the imagination easy to incorporate into the day-to-day wardrobe. A statement piece so loud, that it necessitates some high school football jerkoff and pecks the size of a fist wrapped in blood wearing it in order for it to be remotely effective.

Thom Browne accepts the challenge of taking something we (alright, I) loathe and turning it into a thing of beauty, quality and absolute next level steezery. This week’s pick: this gorgeous varsity style bomber jacket, is all about the athleticism of the jock sans the super-douchebaggery you’ve come to expect from people who live out their meaningless existence using words like ‘brah’ and ‘mass gains’.

Made with a wool body and leather sleeve inserts, the jacket is given a sprinkling of Thom Browne’s signature style with its cropped fit, three stripe color detail and eponymous grosgrain back tab (also in the label’s famous tricolor stripes).

It is by no means a necessary wardrobe essential, but at over $1700 we don’t imagine the person purchasing this really uses the word ‘necessity’ anymore. 

Available now from MR PORTER

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STYLESALVAGE- things we want on our wishlist

Styleternity wants alot of things: peace and goodwill on Earth for men? Absolutely! A merry union of people and nations from around the world, that too! But as the great philosopher Jagger once said: ‘you can’t always get what you want’. Stuff that costs money though: now that you can ‘get’ (relative to the two previous examples which require more than one dude in an anorak and high tops). With this in mind, we present the first round of ‘Stylesalvage’ where we lament the things we don’t have which we don’t have money to afford!

  • Michael Bastian X Randolph Engineering: flawless Italian made eye-wear engineered by men who do manly things involving fighter jets, designed by the guy responsible for bringing back ‘American preppy style’,produced from Italian made materials? Yes please! $13 fake Ray-Bans these are not! Plus you can take the sun lens off and let them hang in a sort of debonair 19th century fashion.
  • Common Projects hi-top dress shoe: if you’re not a huge sneaker head but don’t fancy the idea of a full on dress boot either, Common Projects has you covered. This clean minimalist chocolate suede shoe is bound to impress with its muted details, striking lines and trademark gold number embossing. Its taken us a while to warm to chukkas, but they kind of go with everything. Have we mentioned they’re manufactured in Italy? Yeah, fancy.
  • Suitsupply Sienna Light Grey Pure Wool S140 Revenge: with a name like ‘The S140 Revenge’ you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re referring to some sort of address based gangsta rap album about having beef’ but happily we’re still fanboying all over Suitsupply. Seriously, for $700 you get the works: a fully functioning fully lined two piece suit made with wool from Angelico mills (IT) featuring the smartest jetted pockets we’ve ever seen.
  • Thom Browne sterling silver tie bar: if you suddenly had images of John Slattery getting all steezy on you as Roger Sterling, we forgive you. Because that’s basically what this ridiculously priced (but equally awesome) tie bar from Thom Browne will do for you. The brand’s coveted three color stripe is out in full force and will add a pop of color to even the most sombre palette. Just don’t wear it with a ridiculously thin tie, Don would not approve.
parkandbond:

Thom Browne Dog-Embroidered Corduroy Sportcoat
Woof.

RAPID REBLOGS- (‘A series where we talk some more about what we decide to reblog’)
While the consensus has generally been that the material quality of the TB line has gone down, ever since production was moved to Japan (many Thom Browne devotees have started buying the classic shrunken suit from Black Fleece instead-also designed by Browne- which is U.S made) one can’t deny that the eponymous designer’s collections are going from strength to strength.
This corduroy sport-coat now available from Park & Bond is a testament to TB’s masterful ability to create ‘more change that stays the same’. With all the trappings of a classic TB garment (including the subtle cuff detail, a hang tab in the label’s colors at the rear of the collar, the TB ubiquitous notch lapel) the coat’s wow factor is ratcheted up to ten with the addition of embossed cuff buttons, a widely spaced doggy print and a great dichotomy between the navy and white of the garment.
And with that, we’re well and truly pleased to announce we’re clambering aboard the Thom Browne love-wagon..shame it costs more than all of the kidneys combined
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parkandbond:

Thom Browne Dog-Embroidered Corduroy Sportcoat
Woof.

RAPID REBLOGS- (‘A series where we talk some more about what we decide to reblog’)
While the consensus has generally been that the material quality of the TB line has gone down, ever since production was moved to Japan (many Thom Browne devotees have started buying the classic shrunken suit from Black Fleece instead-also designed by Browne- which is U.S made) one can’t deny that the eponymous designer’s collections are going from strength to strength.
This corduroy sport-coat now available from Park & Bond is a testament to TB’s masterful ability to create ‘more change that stays the same’. With all the trappings of a classic TB garment (including the subtle cuff detail, a hang tab in the label’s colors at the rear of the collar, the TB ubiquitous notch lapel) the coat’s wow factor is ratcheted up to ten with the addition of embossed cuff buttons, a widely spaced doggy print and a great dichotomy between the navy and white of the garment.
And with that, we’re well and truly pleased to announce we’re clambering aboard the Thom Browne love-wagon..shame it costs more than all of the kidneys combined
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parkandbond:

Thom Browne Dog-Embroidered Corduroy Sportcoat
Woof.

RAPID REBLOGS- (‘A series where we talk some more about what we decide to reblog’)
While the consensus has generally been that the material quality of the TB line has gone down, ever since production was moved to Japan (many Thom Browne devotees have started buying the classic shrunken suit from Black Fleece instead-also designed by Browne- which is U.S made) one can’t deny that the eponymous designer’s collections are going from strength to strength.
This corduroy sport-coat now available from Park & Bond is a testament to TB’s masterful ability to create ‘more change that stays the same’. With all the trappings of a classic TB garment (including the subtle cuff detail, a hang tab in the label’s colors at the rear of the collar, the TB ubiquitous notch lapel) the coat’s wow factor is ratcheted up to ten with the addition of embossed cuff buttons, a widely spaced doggy print and a great dichotomy between the navy and white of the garment.
And with that, we’re well and truly pleased to announce we’re clambering aboard the Thom Browne love-wagon..shame it costs more than all of the kidneys combined
STYLETERNITY
parkandbond:

Thom Browne Dog-Embroidered Corduroy Sportcoat
Woof.

RAPID REBLOGS- (‘A series where we talk some more about what we decide to reblog’)
While the consensus has generally been that the material quality of the TB line has gone down, ever since production was moved to Japan (many Thom Browne devotees have started buying the classic shrunken suit from Black Fleece instead-also designed by Browne- which is U.S made) one can’t deny that the eponymous designer’s collections are going from strength to strength.
This corduroy sport-coat now available from Park & Bond is a testament to TB’s masterful ability to create ‘more change that stays the same’. With all the trappings of a classic TB garment (including the subtle cuff detail, a hang tab in the label’s colors at the rear of the collar, the TB ubiquitous notch lapel) the coat’s wow factor is ratcheted up to ten with the addition of embossed cuff buttons, a widely spaced doggy print and a great dichotomy between the navy and white of the garment.
And with that, we’re well and truly pleased to announce we’re clambering aboard the Thom Browne love-wagon..shame it costs more than all of the kidneys combined
STYLETERNITY

parkandbond:

Thom Browne Dog-Embroidered Corduroy Sportcoat

Woof.

RAPID REBLOGS
- (‘A series where we talk some more about what we decide to reblog’)

While the consensus has generally been that the material quality of the TB line has gone down, ever since production was moved to Japan (many Thom Browne devotees have started buying the classic shrunken suit from Black Fleece instead-also designed by Browne- which is U.S made) one can’t deny that the eponymous designer’s collections are going from strength to strength.

This corduroy sport-coat now available from Park & Bond is a testament to TB’s masterful ability to create ‘more change that stays the same’. With all the trappings of a classic TB garment (including the subtle cuff detail, a hang tab in the label’s colors at the rear of the collar, the TB ubiquitous notch lapel) the coat’s wow factor is ratcheted up to ten with the addition of embossed cuff buttons, a widely spaced doggy print and a great dichotomy between the navy and white of the garment.

And with that, we’re well and truly pleased to announce we’re clambering aboard the Thom Browne love-wagon..shame it costs more than all of the kidneys combined

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STYLE ABROAD ROUND-UP PT 4. COTERIE

If Project Aegis fills the gap in Shanghai’s local art-menswear circle then Coterie can be said to do the same for the city’s burgeoning eyewear market. Having supplied magazines including the Shanghai Tatler and City Weekend with gear for their respective shoots, Coterie is something of a favourite with local fashionistas, stylists and eyewear gurus. 

Located on the same street as Aegis and S2VS, Coterie provides a similarly friendly and intimate experience that is (quite frankly) absent from a city which boasts over 30 million people. Upon entry one will notice a distinct absence of flashy ad campaigns, branded posters and eyewear with enough bling to last Mr T a lifetime. Instead almost all of the eyewear selected by Coterie’s buyers is discreetly labelled, elegantly understated and displayed as a harmonious part of the store’s overarching environment. 

Despite the absence of flash, you can be assured that knock off’s and low quality are non-issues within Coterie. With a selection of eyewear from Thom Browne, Persol, Cutler & Gross and even a collaboration with Dita Eyewear it is immediately apparent that customers are paying for a timeless and elegant product that complements their other sartorial choices.

The staff at Coterie are more than happy to provide you with sizing assistance and will often provide customers with useful means of matching their face with the best shape of sun/eye glass. Great attention to detail is given to the little things, and Coterie’s staff work hard to ensure that when you make a purchase you do so with the utmost confidence that it is immaculately suited to your unique lifestyle. 

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browne. (by Jaybe Lee)

Continuing proof that Lookbook is actually inhabited by men who infuse energy into a classic sense of dress this sort of look that first came to Styleternity's attention with Thomas Finney is going from strength to strength. Note the wonderful use of colour layering, the differing textures of the small check (jacket and trousers) mixed with the charcoal of the waistcoat work wonderfully.

This is then paired off with a contrasting and burnished brogue (sockless in the tradition of Thom Browne) and a pocket square. Also notice how the hem of the trouser reaches just above the shoe-top and the off-kilter roll of the tie (perfect in its imperfection). 

That’s not to say that this look is ‘conventional’ by any means: with a chunk beanie and tortoiseshell eye-wear its a hint of rebel with a generous helping of stylish Americana. The only thing I could fault in this ensemble is the briefcase (in this context it seems forced). 

MAN OF THOM BROWNE

The gentleman on the left is SCAD graduate student Thomas Finney, who interned at Ruffian in 2008 and later at Thom Browne in 2009. Sadly we’ve no idea who his colleague on the right is.

Please also note the expert touches that these two present as employees of Thom Browne- upturned storm collar, four-in-hand tie knot, and what appear to be suits of charcoal three piece herringbone. The man on the right has also accentuated his accoutrement by showing a bit of fabric in Browne’s signature 3 colour bar stripe. 

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