Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sitting pretty

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Thought Wednesday would never end, and it finally has. Now I can’t help but look forward to tomorrow and the weekend, when I can focus on things I’ve neglected.


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Time to rev up the engines. Seems all I’ve been doing is check the motor oil and move the rudder in place.


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Tomorrow I have to face more adult things: you know, like expanding a business and filing even more taxes.

Office oxfords and indigos by Gant Rugger

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Okay, fine, I give it to Gant for picking just the right model for you not to ignore their promotional emails. But honestly, the oxford and indigo shirts are worth more than half the attention.

GANT Rugger is all about creating modern fashionable clothes with a distinct vintage edge. Digging deep into the archives and delivering authentic pieces with a broken preppy vibe.

Left: Luxury Indigo shirt in lightweight cotton with tapered body, slim Hugger fit, featuring a button-down collar, chest pocket, and a locker loop on the back. Right: Indigo Oxford button-down shirt in cotton with tapered body, slim Hugger fit, featuring a button-down collar, chest pocket, GANT stamp at the hem, and a locker loop on the back.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Overexposed yet indisposed

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So this is what I wore yesterday to work, a holiday here in Manila to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. (Eid Mubarak!) Good thing we’re also allowed to wear shorts during such days, otherwise I’d only be able to use my pairs during weekends.


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Quickly took advantage of the diagonal light in our front yard before I left for the office to take these pictures. It’s that time of the year again (or month?) where I must rant that I don’t get as many things done as I want – thus this post’s title.


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Thought I could leisurely walk to work wearing a fairly new pair of Dr Martens. But, as expected, halfway there my heels were cursing me for self-inflicting blisters. Note: is Vaseline really advisable for leather?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sale steals from Oki-Ni, part 1

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Sale season is nearly over. If I were you, I wouldn't wait the last minute – even if, sometimes, waiting for the furthest further reductions has its rewards – to do your bargain hunting through Spring 2014's best pieces. So now is the best opportunity for me to suggest some looks put together from the tastiest items still on the racks of well-edited online retailers. First among them being Oki-Ni.

Well-dressed men know the most noticeable things in what they wearing are their jackets and their shoes. No way but up with this Jonathan Saunders Red Marshal Jacket (NOW £186 from £620) in stark red and black diagonals that are nothing but stacked chevrons – turned the right way up, of course. Pair it with a Jil Sander White Beata Slim Shirt (NOW £95 from £190) and you're ready to go.


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But do add some personality and edge with this chunky Maison Martin Margiela 11 Identity Bracelet (NOW £189 from £315), which you'll discover has a neat clasp.


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Keep things prim, proper, and the just the right amount of shiny with a Maison Martin Margiela 11 Leather Messenger Bag (NOW £558 from £930) and an oh so delectable four-tasseled pair of Mr. Hare Genet Loafers (NOW £200 from £445).

Monday, July 28, 2014

A short story about my Tissot

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So this is the simple steel watch I’ve been wearing since 1999 since I picked it out myself in Lucerne, Switzerland. (Though I've never really known what the model is called.)


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Nothing fancy, though when I do manage to rake it in, I’m sure I’ll get myself a proper automatic. But even then I’ll be keeping this timepiece because I still love how it looks, still appreciate how it continues to serve me, and of course, for sentimental value.