The British Are Coming

Gieves & Hawkes is coming across the pond and into our own backyard. That’s right! Over 200 years (243 to be exact) of Bespoke goodness is about to be on our shores.  Not only is it one of the oldest Savile Row tailors, it is also tailor to the Royals!

The thing I really love about this company is that even though they are almost as old as the history of the Bespoked suit, they also have a very modern and contemporary approach  (now thanks to their new CCO, Jason Basmajian), there is much less stuffiness here than one might expect.

Bergdorf Goodman will be the brand’s exclusive retailer (looks like a trip to New York.) They will offer off-the-rack suits, separates, outerwear and offer bespoke and made-to-measure services.

Here’s what we have to look forward to:

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Tailoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

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xo,

PB

 

Photos courtesy of:

Gieves & Hawkes

Google

 


WHEW!!!

…yeah, it has been a minute, but as in fashion, lets not waste time trying reconstruct what went before, let’s get onto what is happening now…shall we! :)

Okay, it’s definitely summertime outside.  And though the ones of us in the always hot south have had some cooler temperatures, those days are beginning to give way to the real heat.

And of course there is no better style than to look cool when it’s hot, and of course to look great at the pool and beach, every chance you get.

M. NII

…created by designer JOHN MOORE,  got its origins from a Hawaiian tailoring shop, by the same name, from the 40’s that, along with other tailoring, designed custom trunks. Moore took this idea,  expanding the brand to include tees, pants and sweaters.

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M. NII Board Shorts

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M. NII

M. NII Mainland Stripe Shirt

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M. NII Sweater

M. NII Sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xo,

PB


Maleficent

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I can’t tell you how excited I am about this Disney flick due out in 2014.

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First of all it is starring one of my favorite crushes and actress’ Angelina Jolie, not only is she a very good actress but a humanitarian as well as quite a fashion Dandi herself.

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Now as for Maleficent I have had a crush on her since I first laid eyes on her back in the ’70’s.  What is it about a powerful, maleficent woman that is so attractive? Who’s to say.  But I know I’m not the only one.

 

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I’m sure the day this opens the theaters will be packed with little kids and gays from all walks of life, and there is absolutely no question as to what the big Halloween costume of 2014 will be…

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Heck, I might even go as her myself!

xo,

PB

 

All photo’s courtesy of google.com and Disney.


Rainy Days and Mondays…

It’s been pouring down rain in my neck of the woods. So much so the ever popular music event ACL got rained out or rather flooded out yesterday.
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When the rains come the last thing you ever want is to be without your fabulous raincoat to keep you dry or at least  keep you looking good while getting wet.  So here are some style ideas and brands to help you on your way to a dandiliciously dry Fall and onward into Winter!
Me in my London Fog.

Me in my London Fog.

Gieves & Hawkes

Gieves & Hawkes

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Harrods Italian Made Raincoats

Harrods Italian Made Raincoats

 

Me and my boots in the rain.

Me and my boots in the rain.

 

Stutterheim

Stutterheim

The Look.

The Look.

 

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ASOS Trench

ASOS Trench

 

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ASOS Trench

ASOS Trench

 

Stutterheim raincoats

Stutterheim raincoats

 

Burberry

Burberry

 

Rains

Rains

 

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Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

 

Stay dry my friends!

PB

 

Photos courtesy of PB and Tumblr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Though I am a spring baby and always look forward to shedding layers when that time rolls around, loving fashion as I do, I admit that there is no better time for putting your best style foot forward than in the fall and winter months.

If you can ;ayer like this and not look like a stuffed turkey I say go for it!

If you can layer like this and not look like a stuffed turkey I say go for it!

 

Tim Coppens F/W 2013

Tim Coppens F/W 2013

 

Gieves & Hawkes SS2014

Gieves & Hawkes SS2014

 

Simple and gorgeous!

Simple and gorgeous!

 

Cashmere Melton Varsity Jacket

Cashmere Melton Varsity Jacket

 

Suspenders are the style accent piece that sets you apart.

Suspenders are the style accent piece that sets you apart.

 

"I don't always smoke, but when I do..."

“I don’t always smoke, but when I do…”

 

The always fabulous Esther Quek!

The always fabulous Esther Quek!

 

The Fem version.

The Fem version.

 

Aymeline Valade

Aymeline Valade

 

Don't be afraid to take it there.

Don’t be afraid to take it there.

 

PB

 

Photos courtesy of the

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Fall is upon us

Okay, maybe it’s not yet here and now but it is coming.  I mean Labor Day is tomorrow or if you are just waking up and reading this, today.  And no you don’t have to put away your whites (shoes or clothes) if you don’t want to but I’m certainly gearing up for wearing something besides shorts and a t-shirt so here are some of my picks for your next shopping spree, as well as some style ideas.  Enjoy!

 

Zonkey Boot

Zonkey Boots

 

Fairisle scarves by Drake’s London  Lambswool, hand knot fringes Handmade in England

Fairisle scarves by Drake’s London
Lambswool, hand knot fringes
Handmade in England

 

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Layering done well.

 

High-top Converse are always a hit!

High-top Converse are always a hit!

 

 

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Some accessory ideas to go with that Saint Harridan suit.

Add color with socks.

Add color with socks.

 

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It’s nice not to always wear a jacket.

 

Leather is in top or bottom (Viktor & Rolf)

Leather is in top or bottom (Viktor & Rolf)

 

Take your style up a notch, even with the basics. (Giorgio Armani)

Take your style up a notch, even with the basics. (Giorgio Armani)

 

PB

 

 

 

 

 


Saint Harridan Has Done It!

From the Saint Harridan website:

Oh My God … They Fit!

Day one of our first Pop-Up Shop is finished and the news is fantastic: We did it! We absolutely did it!

We set out to make an impeccable men’s style suit that will fit hansdsomely on women and transmen … and it worked! Person after person came in the store – different shapes, different heights, different weights – put on our trousers and jackets, and looked fantastic!

 

Hey Bay Area, Don’t Miss Day Two!

So, it’s really happening. And for one more day (today!) you can experience it. You can walk into our Pop-Up Shop, knowing you’re our expected customer. You can try on a suit you will love, and it will fit your body. You can experience the beginning of this era we are entering: a time when the clothes you wear validate the life you live.

If you feel right in a suit, come try one on!

Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop
Sunday, August 18, 2013
10am-6pm
LOCATION: Show & Tell Concept Shop
1300 Clay Street #160, Oakland – at City Center
1 block from 12th Street Bart

 
And remember, you don’t have to live in Oakland, California to get yourself some Saint Harridan threads!
Saint Harridan’s web store is open 24/7!
When we openned the shop this morning it looked pretty good.
But as the day went on, it just looked better,
and better,
and better!
Copyright © 2013 Saint Harridan, All rights reserved. 

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