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January 10, 2007

Surgical Precision

Filed under: Celebrity,Men's Fashion,Ties — Izzy @ 10:11 pm

Patrick Dempsey

With his skinny tie and sliver of a pocket square, Grey’s Anatomy’s Patrick Dempsey cuts a sharp figure.

January 9, 2007

The British Invasion…of Italy

Filed under: Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 11:34 pm

For the first time ever, British Savile Row tailors are showing their wares at Pitti Uomo, the annual showcase of Italian menswear. Unsurpisingly, this has caused some Italian designers to get hot under their bespoke collars:

Gianluca Isaia, deputy head of the Italian menswear consortium Classico Italia, said that the Pitti show was intended to represent menswear made in Italy. I would expect it to support Italian firms, not to offer a showcase for foreigners.

Mr Isaia said that Italian techniques were much more up to date than those of London tailors. We combine state of the art production with ancient origins Naples already had an association of tailors in the 15th century.

Defenders of the Italian way even have a trump card: an Italian has been making James Bond’s suits since the 1995 film GoldenEye. Brioni’s boutique in Via Condotti, the Bond Street of Rome, features a giant photograph of Daniel Craig wearing a Brioni suit in Casino Royale.

The Paul Smith

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Shoes — Izzy @ 12:05 am

Paul Smith Brown Suede Shoes

Brown suede shoes might not be terribly practical for this time of year, but if you can afford to shop at Bergdorf’s, you can surely buy yourself a flight to the southern hemisphere.

January 4, 2007

Jesus Christs!

Filed under: Bad Fashion,Grooming,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 6:38 pm

Jesus Freaks

Not only is the second coming of the 1970s upon us (as previously discussed), but the worst aspects, including this Allen-Ginsburg-unkempt-Jesus look, are being born again. In the meantime, Izzy has begun building his own ark.

January 3, 2007


Filed under: Gloves,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 11:52 am

Dunhill driving gloves

Izzy wonders whether driving gloves are ever really necessary, but he’d splurge on this pair from Dunhill had he a red Ferrari with which to accessorize them.

January 2, 2007

Back to School

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Scarves — Izzy @ 11:42 am

Yale schoolboy scarfElizabethan schoolboy scarfDavenport schoolboy scarf

The fine folks at J. Press are offering a wide variety of schoolboy scarfs, which are great for adding some whimsy to weekend wear or for showing one’s school colors.

A Case of the Blahs

Filed under: Celebrity,Men's Fashion,Shirts,Suits — Izzy @ 5:22 am

Badgley Mischka

Due to their unadorned dark suits and white shirts, Izzy finds designer duo Messrs. Badgley and Mischka guilty of inciting boredom. Is ornament so hard to find nowadays?

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