Confused about the difference between Oxford and Derby shoes? The Kingsman’s “Oxfords versus Brogues” debate didn’t help.
To solve the mystery, here are a couple of videos from Justin Fitzpatrick at the Shoe Snob.
“Oxford or Derby? Now you know”
How you dress is super-important for a freelancer. In the client’s office you need to fit in and get things done. But, you also need to command respect and carry an air of authority.
Can clothing really be a super-power? Even in the most casual work environments,
a jacket can give you a subtle edge.
But, where do you start? The single or double-breasted world of blazers, jackets and lounge suits – bespoke, made-to-measure or off-the-peg – can seem absurdly complicated.
“7 style sources for suits and jackets”
As Goldman Sachs relaxes its dress code, Sky News’s Adam Parsons argues for the power of a suit.
“Wear a suit! Business dress for sovereign professionals”
Set aside a couple of hours. The Shoe Snob, Justin Fitzpatrick, shows you how in this video:
Ever wondered about the connection between Goodyear tyres and Goodyear-welted shoes?
Perhaps not, in fairness, but the answer is family.
Continue reading “Goodyear – shoes and tyres”
The Grey Fox talks openly and honestly about his evolving blog: seven years old and with a slightly broader remit of “ageing with style”:
Style is not just how you look and what you wear: it’s how you live – where you go on holiday, what car you drive, the watch you wear, what food and drink you like, what you do in your spare time, how you treat others, what books you read.
Always worth a read.
The Art of Manliness blog offers top tips on dressing smart and casual … even when 29 is just a memory:
At the same time, the Gentleman’s Gazette offers
5 Business Casual Outfit Ideas, along with a cautionary 9 Reasons Dressing Down Is Overrated.
And, always on the topic of style, the excellent Grey Fox has:
Still need inspiration?
Cultural Offering just posted this:
Title Image by
Dmytro Tolokonov on Unsplash
Grey Fox Blog has just started a series on The Search for Style. The blog is always worth reading if, like me, you’re developing naturally occurring platinum-blonde highlights.
This post (number 3) offers some elements of style:
1. A personal ‘something’ or presence made up of a display of self-confidence, carriage and (possibly) calmness.
2. A sense of proportion, colour and texture shown in what we wear.
3. Clothes that fit.
Read all seven elements,
I love this room, especially (of course) the glass wall and the coffee table growing from the floor. And, the library shelves and ladder.
Gentleman’s Essentials, here.
the excellent Hungarian, here.
Style is a fiendishly difficult thing to grasp, especially at first. You need first to pay attention to what you wear. You need to try … but never too hard.
Here are some useful guides for the sovereign professional aspiring to elegance:
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