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How to wear monochrome colors

Can men wear outfits featuring monochrome colors? Usually when talking about "how to combine colors" or "how to wear different colors together", one of the first rules is to ensure that you have enough contrast between different pieces of your outfit. In general there are at least two points that should always be kept in mind. Wear a shirt that is lighter than your jacket Wear a tie that is darker than your shirt id="attachment_9466" align="alignnone" These Carmina double monks are probably the most worn pair in my rotation at the moment. They are suitable with suits, flannel slacks and even with denim. Sum Up  In general monochrome outfits are more appropriate for semi-casual occasions. For the most formal or business-oriented ones...

Continue reading x Vaatturiliike Sauma fw15 lookbook - preview

We combined forces between and Vaatturiliike Sauma for the third time in a row and as a result the lookbook for upcoming fall and winter season is now up and live. Here are a few sneak peek shots, but for full weekend inspiration you can find the full post from here - "Vaatturiliike Sauma x - syksy ja talk 2015 lookbook"   Set I Overcoat: Tagliatore Suit: Tombolini Shirt: Sonrisa Tie: Amanda Christensen Bag: Bonastre  Shoes: Carmina Set II Sport coat: Lardini Shirt: Sonrisa Trousers: Berwich Tie: Viola Milano Shoes: Carmina Set III Overcoat: People of Shibuya Knitwear: Gran Sasso Trousers: Dondup  Shoes: Common Projects

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3x suede loafers for summer

In my opinion, (suede) loafer is the ultimate summer shoe.  Loafers in general, especially penny loafer is a model that is a classic but has also become increasingly popular among footwear manufacturers (and #menswear aficionados) recently. One of the best features when talking about loafers is the versatility as they can be combined with shorts in summer on one day and paired with a suit on another. Some wear them sockless some add personal style by using socks with multiple colors and patterns. Finally some want their loafers in brown calf leather so that they can create a nice patina, some prefer suede and for one black patent leather is the right choice. As said, loafers are a perennial menswear...

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Carmina @ Pitti Uomo 85

Behind Carmina there is the Albaladejo family that has been making shoes on the island of Majorca for almost 150 years. The company itself, Carmina Shoemaker was found in 1997 by José Albaladejo, even though it was just to continue a long tradition together with his family. Visiting at their booth is always a pleasure and this time in Florence was no exception. Carmina shoes are made using best possible leathers (including Horween shell cordovan of which special treatments the company is renowed and more exotic leather choices such as alligator, crocodile and lizard), all shoes are goodyear-stitched and made with the same techniques, consistency and perfection as their English counterparts. Read about the eleven steps of making Carmina shoes from here.  Regarding the presentation...

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Sauma - getting ready for the fall and winter

Last week I wrote shortly about the mtm-days going on at Sauma (see it here) and as mentioned took also a glimpse of their range for this season. In addition to Montecore, Tombolini, Cavaliere, Gran Sasso, Berwich, John Smedley and others, for this season they also got Italian Tagliatore as a new brand to the selection.  Generally speaking I’d say that in terms of both the whole selection and individual pieces, Sauma has really come up with a nice assortment for this season, maybe even the best I’ve seen in the store so far, even though they were still last week waiting for some outerwear additions by Tombolini and Tagliatore as well as some knitwear from Gran Sasso. Subtle mini...

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