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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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26/2014 - Last morning in Barcelona

A few quick shots from this morning - taken at our hotel before heading to the airport and back to Helsinki.  Been busy as trying to unpack and pack the bags again for tomorrow as we continue to Stockholm to see the Fashion week and especially the launch of Eidos Napoli x Eton of Sweden new collaboration. More about that in the end of the week. Sport coat: Lardini Shirt: Ralph Lauren Trousers: Finealta Driving mocs: Bexley Bracelets: Viola Milano To see what’s up in Stockholm and for more pics - instagram / facebook

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Viola Milano F/W 2014

Even though weather is still pretty warm (at least here in Finland) one can sense that autumn is coming as most of the brands are already coming up their fall and winter collections. Viola Milano is no exception as they yesterday launched the first patch of their fall collection for ties. At this point it’s only about ties as pocket squares, beanies and scarves for colder months will be released in the first week of September. Cashmere for all occasions In terms of ties the collection for fall is basically based on two different materials, wool and cashmere. Cashmere ties come in two different folds, 3-folds for the striped ones and 7-folds for the plain, one-colored ones. In addition there’s a selection...

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040414 - Uniformish Friday

Last day of the week with a couple meetings to go through. No need for a full suit so ended up going with a pretty much “uniform look” in flannel featuring what else but simple colors mainly in tones of blue and grey. Wool blazer by Mabro and checked blue mtm-shirt by Isaia. Trousers made of lighweight dark grey flannel (Finealta) and lighter grey cashmere tie from Viola Milano. Pocket square by Schoffa and shoes (which definitely needed to be sweeped after taking the shot) made by Crockett&Jones for Paul Smith.

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Viola Milano S/S ´14

Spring is here and Viola Milano launched their new spring & summer collection this week. In addition to ties, pocket squares and bracelets the selection is now widened to comprise umbrellas, braces and different kind of horn accessories. These items are not just seasonal but meant to stay in the collection “for good”.   From the new collection - meticulously handcrafted umbrellas made in Naples by Mario Talarico. Also new - handmade horn accessories and braces from United Kingdom. In addition to the newly developed products mentioned above, the S/S ´14 collection includes bunch of new tie designs, socks, pocket squares and of course bracelets. Here’s few of my favorites in terms of the ties.     S/S illustration by the talented Mr....

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