My visit to The Armoury in Hong Kong

Earlier this year I paid a visit to the well known ‘The Armoury’ store in Hong Kong.

While I was there I had the opportunity to speak to Ethan and chose for myself two pairs of Carminas (a norwegian split toe and suede wholecut) that I will share photos of once I’ve worn them in a little. Ethan is very knowledgeable about the products in store (and sartorial matters in general) and his advice when choosing shoes was invaluable. Ethan, if you’re reading this, thank you again for your assistance.

While in store I was permitted to take a few photos which you can view below. The only other thing I can say is I am definitely looking forward to visiting Hong Kong again in the near future.


The window dressing of Hackett

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One of the main reasons that I (and I assume most other men) read blogs is to get inspiration for things to wear. Or to buy in order to wear. I know I should write more posts on the former. Ideally, every shop window should provide such inspiration on combinations. But they don’t.

There are notable exceptions, including Ralph Lauren, Boggi and boutiques like Trunk or Drake’s. But in my opinion the most stylish window dressing of any brand in London belongs to Hackett.

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Dressing for Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival


Excerpt from article on dressing for Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival.

The lovely Jen and Tom from Melbourne’s P. Johnson give us their thoughts on men’s fashion for the 2011 Spring Racing Carnival.

What’s popular this year? 

This season we have noticed that our clients are becoming a little more adventurous- wider lapels, bolder patterns and casual double-breasted jackets are all popular. We are also experimenting more with blended cloths such as wool/silks, cotton/linens and cotton/cashmeres.

Must-have accessory for gents?

Always a pocket square, sometimes a knit tie, and an umbrella when required. All these accessories can be used as tools to balance one’s outfit to achieve a more harmonious look.

What should guys be avoiding?

Avoid imitation. Dress for yourself. Avoid white stretch limousines. Avoid drunk girls with too much fake tan. Avoid the port-a-loos. Avoid pointy shoes. Avoid outdated affectations, such as pocket watches and pipes. It’s 2011, life wasn’t better back then and swing dancing is not cool. I know it’s not cool cause my Dad thinks it is.

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