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15/2014 - Office monday

One weekend again behind and new week ahead. Started the flannel season on Friday (as can be seen here) and continuing it today by wearing my favorite Mabro blazer (made of Vitale Barberis flannel) for the first time this fall.  Otherwise going with pretty toned down shades - light denim shirt together with burgundy grenadine tie from Viola Milano and darker grey flannel trousers to keep the balance on the bottom half. The adelaide oxfords by Alfred Sargent are also one of my favorite pairs for business use - beginning to get some nice patina already. Blazer: Mabro Shirt: Schoffa (mtm) Trousers: Filippa K Tie: Viola Milano PS: Berg&Berg Shoes: Alfred Sargent

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2014 black x white x blue - Saturday night details

I don’t usually wear that much of black (except shoes and in occasions when in need for a formal suit / tuxedo), basically because of the dominance and intransigence of black which makes it sometimes hard to combine black pieces with other colors. However have recently been getting a fair share of #blackswag-propaganda so decided to use my old Uniqlo cashmere-merino wool cardigan as a layer when heading out for drinks last night. Sport coat: L.B.M 1911 Cashmere cardigan: Uniqlo Shirt: Kamakura  Trousers: Berwich Shoes: Alfred Sargent (MTO) Knit tie: Boggi PS: P.Johnson Tailors

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Shoe rotation - What is enough?

How many pairs of shoes does a man need?Yesterday as I got the newest addition, a pair of Buttero tanino sneakers into my collection - I once again started to think the question how many pairs of shoes does a man need… The pair mentioned took the overall amount to be around 45 pairs - give or take one or two as some pairs are missing from the pictures which I shot last night. So in general I could probably say that I have my basics covered. I actually haven't  purchased any dress shoes or casual leather shoes for a while now as I’ve been concentrating to more casual options for summer such as superga sneakears, rivieras slip-ons and Nike flyknits.The...

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A Fine Pair Of Shoes - The first official supporter of DressLikeA

A couple of months back I had a chat with Julian Nelson, the co-founder of  A Fine Pair of Shoes who runs the shop with his wife Sarah. I had a little experience of their business, I had read about their shop and I had talked with people who knew them and I’d got the picture that they are offering nothing less than some high quality products with extremely fine and well customer service. After chats and changing emails I’m happy to have AFPOS as the first official “supporter” of DressLikeA. To start this joint journey I will share with you some thoughts by Julian about the business, shoes and above all how to take care of them. 1) Tell a bit of your history, how did...

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Alfred Sargent Trunk Show @ Helsinki.

For the third time it’s a pleasure to welcome Mr. Chay Cooper, the product director of Alfred Sargent, “shoe wizard” and most of all a great guy for a visit to Helsinki in the end of August. If you want to enjoy great looking shoes and few drinks in a good company, make sure that you don’t miss this! Place: Punavuoren Ahven (Punavuorenkatu 12) Date: 31.08.2012 Time: 18.00-22.00 Be there!

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