On our Minds: Menswear Quoting

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We embellish our senses with beautiful things. Clothes, namely. What of the substance within dressing? What’s really beyond just putting something on and feeling good about it? So many questions, I ask myself only to be answered when I look to the past. Understanding something simply as it is does not suffice, one should and must look to the origin from which it was built. Cryptic speech aside, I mean to say of all the things I cherish in Menswear, I hear the words of Boyer, Barbera and Mashburn when I put on a suit. Below are some of those very words, painting a picture in every quote. This is our quotes on style series.

Above Art by Cameron Knight

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”A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.”– Oscar Wilde
I don’t think there is much to expound on here while some feel the need to spend exuberant amounts of cash of denim buying your first well made ties takes you from boy to man. There are many brands that take the art of tie making serious but here are some of our favorites: Francesco Serraiocco, Passaggio Cravate and Saman Amel
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“It is totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes.”– Hardy Amies
With so many options available there isn’t any reason to purchase plastic shoes from the mall. We found that quality isn’t so hard to find, or afford anymore. You really have no excuse at this point we’d say. With brands like Meermin, Awl & Sundry, J. Fitzpatrick and C. Kimber, you have variety and style wrapped in one. Happy hunting.
“Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.” – Charles Bukowski
Every man can go and purchase a great navy and grey bespoke suit but how do you stand out, how does one style come the forefront? Color, pattern and accessories, that’s how. Our friends at Monsieur Fox are doing some great thing with some not so typical collections. Cuff-links and pocket squares are just the start. Another well stocked lineup comes by way of  Exquisite Trimmings they run the gamut of great accessories under one roof.
Pitti Uomo, Street Style, menswear
“Guys don’t need a lot of choices, they need the right choice.” – Sid Mashburn
By ‘right’ Mashburn meant timeless. I know you’ve heard it time and time again, but having a wardrobe filled with staples (whatever those are) is good. Well, we’re hear to say, how about a uniform? How about this set up right here: Suitsupply‘s basic summer weight sportcoat. Their light trousers . And this washed cotton shirt from the global store Axels Ltd. Simple right? We thought so.



Neil Watson

Editor At Large