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This morning, I saw this beauty! Honda cafe racer!

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This morning, I saw this beauty! Honda cafe racer!

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Style of an politician from the 30’s
Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later the Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936.
Windsor knot:
The knot is often thought to be named after the Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII before his abdication). It is, however, likely that it was invented by his father, George V. The Duke preferred a wide knot and had his ties specially made with thicker cloth in order to produce a wider knot when tied with the conventional four-in-hand knot. The Windsor knot was invented to emulate the Duke’s wide knot with ties made from normal thickness cloth.
 

And here you will find a great description about the mens fashion of the 30s:http://www.mensfashionmagazine.com/a-decade-in-fashion-the-1930s

Style of an politician from the 30’s

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later the Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936.

Windsor knot:

The knot is often thought to be named after the Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII before his abdication). It is, however, likely that it was invented by his father, George V. The Duke preferred a wide knot and had his ties specially made with thicker cloth in order to produce a wider knot when tied with the conventional four-in-hand knot. The Windsor knot was invented to emulate the Duke’s wide knot with ties made from normal thickness cloth.

 

And here you will find a great description about the mens fashion of the 30s:
http://www.mensfashionmagazine.com/a-decade-in-fashion-the-1930s

Style of an politician from the 20’s
John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929)

Men wore short suit jackets, the old long jackets used merely for formal occasions. In the early twenties, men’s fashion was characterized by extremely high waisted jackets. Trousers were relatively narrow and straight (never tapered) and they were worn rather short so that a man’s socks often showed. Trousers also began to be worn cuffed at the bottom at this time. During the late 1920s, double-breasted vests, often worn with a single-breasted jacket, also became quite fashionable. During the 1920s, men had a variety of sport clothes available to them, including sweaters and short trousers, commonly known as knickers. For formal occasions in the daytime, a morning suit was usually worn. For evening wear men preferred the short tuxedo to the tail coat, which was now seen as rather old-fashioned and snobby.

Style of an politician from the 20’s

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929)

Men wore short suit jackets, the old long jackets used merely for formal occasions. In the early twenties, men’s fashion was characterized by extremely high waisted jackets. Trousers were relatively narrow and straight (never tapered) and they were worn rather short so that a man’s socks often showed. Trousers also began to be worn cuffed at the bottom at this time. During the late 1920s, double-breasted vests, often worn with a single-breasted jacket, also became quite fashionable. During the 1920s, men had a variety of sport clothes available to them, including sweaters and short trousers, commonly known as knickers. For formal occasions in the daytime, a morning suit was usually worn. For evening wear men preferred the short tuxedo to the tail coat, which was now seen as rather old-fashioned and snobby.

The Great Gatsby!

I love the outfits of the actors. I really adore the mens fashion of that period (1920’s). It’s very elegant.

Great styles! Check out my previous post about hats: http://lifestyleandpolitics.tumblr.com/post/83820323692/some-classic-hat-styles-for-the-modern

That’s it!

That’s it!

Hi!

So, you know that every, or the most, politicians go with briefcases to the parliament or to the meetings. But that always looks strictly formal and it’s boring. And the stereotypical image of the politicians is thous confirmed. 

I think, that the rucksack could be a good choice as an alternative. So, above you can see a certain selection. A rucksack is very dapper and it looks smarter than a briefcase. And it’s healthier for your back. And please! Don’t wear sportive rucksacks to your suit. It should be a rucksack with a minimal design.

See you!

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When you think of shopping in Istanbul, you almost always think of the Grand Bazaar — a dense area packed with carpets, kilims, evil-eye bracelets and other local tchotchkes (little things) — at least that’s what I did. But on my first trip to this magical city that straddles both the East and West, I discovered that in this 2,500 year old cultural capital, there’s a new generation of cutting edge design stores and labels.

This is what you shouldn’t miss.

Some classic hat styles for the modern Gentleman

1. Picture: Top hat:

top hatbeaver hathigh hatsilk hatcylinder hatchimney pot hat or stove pipe hat, sometimes also known by the nickname "topper", is a tall, flat-crowned, broad-brimmed hat, predominantly worn by men from the latter part of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century. By the end of World War II, it had become a rarity in ordinary dress, though it continued to be worn in specific instances, such as in London by those in various positions in the Bank of England and by City stockbrokers. As of the early 21st century, top hats are still sometimes worn at society events in the UK, and are part of the traditional uniform of some British institutions, such as Eton College and the boy-choristers of King’s College Choir. They are usually worn with morning dress or white tie, in dressage, and as servants’ or doormen’s livery. (Wikipedia)

2. Picture: Panama hat:

Confusingly, Panama hats come from Ecuador (they were shipped to Panama to be sold to sailors and workers on the Panama Canal in the early 20th century, and the name stuck). The weaving is an art form, and true Panama hats cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars — and they’re well worth the price for men in hot, humid climates.

Most Panama hats are shaped like fedoras or triblys, but they are made from woven palm leaves or straw instead of felt. The flexible weave can be crumpled or rolled up and still retain its shape, and unlike most straw hats it can endure many soakings and dryings without distorting in shape.

Panama hats are slightly more relaxed than their felt counterparts, but that makes them ideally suited to the lightweight styles and loosened formality of tropical climates. (http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/9-classic-hat-styles/)

3. Picture: Pork pie hat: 

A shorter style (and therefore a good one for men who are already tall), a porkpie has a flattened top without a crease down the center.

It is pinched at the sides like a fedora, creating a slightly triangular or wedge-shaped front. The brim is usually small, and turned up around the edge. (http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/9-classic-hat-styles/)

4. Picture: Akubra hat: 

Akubra is an Australian brand of bush hat, whose wide-brimmed styles are a distinctive part of Australian culture, especially in rural areas. The name is believed to be derived from an Aboriginal word for head covering.

Akubra’s best-known hats are made from rabbit fur felt with wide brims, and the term “Akubra” is sometimes used to refer to any hat of this kind. Many Akubras have drawstrings to help keep them on the wearer’s head on windy days, as well as adding to the hat’s appearance. (http://www.akubra.com.au/create_history.html)

5. Picture: Beret hat:

A beret is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, usually of woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, wool felt, or acylic fibre.

Although the modern beret originated in Basque Country, similar beret-like headwear have been worn across Europe since pre-Roman times. Mass production began in 19th century France and Spain, countries with which it remains associated. Berets are worn as part of the uniform of many military and police units worldwide, as well as by other organizations.

6. Picture: Bowler hat:

The bowler hat, also known as a bob hat, derby (US), billycock or bombín, is a hard felt hat with a rounded crown originally created in 1849 for the British soldier and politician Edward Coke, the younger brother of the 2nd Earl of Leicester. The bowler hat was popular with the working class during the Victorian era, and later on with the middle and upper classes in the United Kingdom. Later in the United Kingdom, it would come to be worn as work dress by the officers of the Queen’s Guard. In Ecuador the women of Quechua people have used bowler hats since the 1920s when British railway workers introduced them there.

The two names mean the same thing: a stiff, rounded dome of a crown with no creasing or pinching, and a short brim curled up at the sides.

Pop culture has made the bowler hat into a stuffy British icon, but its origins are working-class, and it is considered less formal than styles like the homburg and the fedora.

7. Picture: Fedora hat:

This is what most people think about when they think of classic men’s hats. It’s such an iconic style that low-grade manufacturers will call just about anything with a brim and a fixed crown a “fedora,” regardless of accuracy.

For the purist, though, a fedora is a felt hat with pinched sides and a lengthwise crease down the crown. That gives the front a roughly wedge-like shape, though it can be molded to the wearer’s taste.

One of the big advantages of a fedora — and one of the reasons for the style’s widespread popularity — is the wide, flexible brim. Fedora brims are flat, with no constructed edge or curl, and can be bent up or down as the wearer pleases.

The flexible brim gives the fedora a little more versatility than a stiffer style. It can be tilted down over the eyes for a hidden, mysterious look, or angled slightly upward for a more open profile.

8. Picture: Homburg hat:

The fedora’s dressier cousin, the homburg is your best bet for a formal business look. It has the same creased crown, but without the pinches at the sides, and the brim is stiffer and has a slightly upturned lip all the way around.

This is still the go-to dress hat of businessmen, politicians, and other well-to-do gentlemen in the western world.

9. Picture: Trilby hat:

trilby hat (commonly called a trilby) is a narrow-brimmed type of hat. The trilby was once viewed as the rich man’s favored hat; it is sometimes called the “brown trilby” in England and is much seen at the horse races. It is also sometimes described as a “crumpled” fedora. The London hat company Lock and Co. describes the trilby as having a “shorter [viz., narrower] brim which is angled down [snapped down] at the front and slightly turned up at the back” versus the fedora’s “wider brim which is more level [flatter].” The trilby also has a slightly shorter crown than a typical fedora design

—> Today’s politicans do not wear hats. They only wear caps in the winter. :)

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Classy!

gmenweardaily:

AMI Black Woven Leather Derbys

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Classy!

iqfashion:

Crockett & Jones - S/S 2014

I love those shoes! Very classy! Timeless!

Every man should buy this manual!

Every man should buy this manual!

Hi!

Are you looking for umbrellas? If so, then you are right here!

In Milan you’ll find the right shop for your needs!

Francesco Maglia! This fifth-generation company produces sophisticated umbrellas by hand, in no less than 70 steps. Designed with the highbrow gentlemen in mind, they are finished with traditional wooden handles that highlight the beauty of the natural material.

http://www.ombrellimaglia.it

NICE!!