Tuesday, December 1, 2009

FT How to Spend It: The Spirit of Christmas Past

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If you must ask, the answer is no, I haven't watched the 3-D Jim Carrey movie based on Charles Dickens's story. What I have done is start to actually feel the season — no matter how big a Scrooge I could be.


Calle (left) wears asymmetric wool coat and grain de poudre trousers: both by Dior Homme; cotton shirt, Ann Demeulemeester; leather ankle boots, Nicole Farhi; round black acetate spectacle frames (copy of 1920s original), The Eye Company.


Interesting how this editorial from How to Spend It transports Dickens to the present era of of British cool and experimentation. Apologies though for not being able to scan the entire pictures (esp the shoes!) since the format of the magazine is quite huge. (Visit howtospendit.com for the interactive experience.)


Aeneas (right) wear cashmere coat, Z Zegna; stretch wool flannel jacket, silk cotton shirt, cotton piqué jersey trousers, and leather army boots: all by Kris Van Assche; silver and black Algha round eye spectacle frames, made to measure from The Eye Company

Photographs by Carl Bengtsson
Styling by Damian Foxe



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Don't you just love the glasses?


Christian (right) wears flannel blazer, Bottega Veneta; tweed waistcoat and leather ankle boots: both by Nicole Farhi; cotton button-front long-sleeved t-shirt, John Varvatos from Matches; wool trousers, Dior Homme; silk flower pin, Lanvin; black pearl necklace, Tawny Phillips; Anglo-American c1980 vintage round tortoiseshell spectacle frames copy of 1920s original), The Eye Company

Mattias (left) wears wool doeskin cape, wool doeskin jacket with velvet collar, matching pleated trousers, cotton poplin smock shirt: all by Burberry Prorsum; leather boots, Z Zegna; black acetate spectacle frames (copy of 1920s original), The Eye Company


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Honestly, I never imagined pieces by Miharayasuhiro to be included in such a theme, but it works.


Mattias (right) wears wool and silk morning coat, Stowers Bespoke; wool jacket and matching trousers with metal detail: both by Gucci; cotton dress shirt, Alexander McQueen; silk bow tie, Lanvin; leather boots, Miharayasuhiro; Châtelaine Game reclaimed metal chain accessory with vintage pieces, Maria Zureta; silver and black Algha round eye spectacle frames, made to measure from The Eye Company

Calle (left) wears cashmere overcoat, Dunhill; wool frock coat, cotton/silk short, and leather waistcoat: all by Number (N)ine; cotton/rayon trousers Ann Demeulemeester; leather boots, Yves Saint Laurent; vintage gold filled round c1930 spectacle frames, The Eye Company


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Christian wears wool tweed overcoat and matching wool-mix trousers: both by Prada; cotton dress shirt, Brioni; wool sleeveless cardigan and leather boots: both by Yves Saint Laurent; black acetate round spectacle frames (copy of 1920s original), The Eye Company


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Miharayasuhiro again, with his studded shoes (notice the Prada equivalent was eschewed).


Aenas (left) wears cotton and silk jacket, cotton cardigan, and cotton trousers: all by Lanvin; cotton poplin smock shirt, Burberry Prorsum; studded leather shoes, Miharayasuhiro; silver and black Algha round eye spectacle frames, made to measure from The Eye Company

Christian (center) wears wool jacket with embroidered collar and wool trousers: both by Ann Demeulemeester; wool cardigan waistcoat, Miharayasuhiro; silk scarf, Nicole Farhi; leather and ponyskin boots, Ann Demeulemeester; black round acetate frames (copy from 1920s original), The Eye Company; wood and silver cane, Alexander McQueen

Mattias (right) wears cashmere coat, cotton shirt, and cashmere tweed trousers: all by Z Zegna; leather ankle boots, Nicole Farhi; black round acetate spectacle frames (copy of 1920s original), The Eye Company


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I love the idea of reclaimed objects, much in the spirit of Maison Martin Margiela.


Aeneas wears wool and cashmere ID jacket, Coreliani; cotton/wool waistcoat, Paul Smith; cotton linen smock shirt and wool tweed trousers: both by Burberry Prorsum; reclaimed metal chain necklace with antique watch faces, Maria Zureta; vintage c1930 gold filled round spectacle frames, The Eye Company


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Aeneas (left) wears wool caped jacket, waxed Jacquard trousers, silk waistcoat, and cotton dress shirt: all by Alexander McQueen; wool hat, Ann Demeulemeester; leather ankle boots, Nicole Farhi; silver and black Algha round eye spectacle frames, made to measure from The Eye Company

Christian (right) wears wool frock coat, wool waistcoat, and wool trousers (part of a suit): all by Paul Smith; cotton dress shirt, Dunhill; felt hat, John Varvatos from Matches; black round acetate spectacle frames (copy of 1920s original), The Eye Company; leather boots, Yves Saint Laurent; wood and silver cane, Alexander McQueen


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This image is probably the most modern, thanks to the incredible jacket.


Calle wears cashmere jacket, Hermès; tweed cashmere turtleneck sweater, Bottega Veneta; wool-mix trousers, Prada; leather boots, Yves Saint Laurent; 14ct pince-nez c1900 spectacle frames, The Eye Company; wood and silver cane, Alexander McQueen

3 comments:

Burberry Scarf said...

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very well written...i am one of your regular readers...

Miguel Paolo Celestial said...

Thanks! Glad you like the site.

Anonymous said...

These guys need haircuts first, before they begin to worry about clothes. Also the clown necktie needs a cut too.