Twohandedshift

Reflections, reviews and musings about menswear.

Here be moths

Sydney: Here be moths. Beware.

Nightride bus in Sydney
A Sydney Spring look.
dirnelli:

#sartoriarossi

A simple but well told narrative. Twill silk tie interesting choice over the regular foulard. 

dirnelli:

#sartoriarossi

A simple but well told narrative. Twill silk tie interesting choice over the regular foulard. 

Dinner out in Barcelona

dresslikea:

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To start the week one more set of pics from our trip to Barcelona - featuring a sport coat combination I wore for an evening when we headed out for dinner at the beach in a restaurant called Bestial (definitely worth a recommendation). As most of my outfits during the…

Restraint practiced in all the right places.

(via christiankimber)

meninthistown:

Flower power.

Though the content of this tumblr does not focus on the streetwear or casualwear scene I shall nevertheless provide some commentary The texture of the leather jacket pulls the look together due to its visual weight. There is also something about the virility of leather which complements Him. Another important point to take note of is the importance of the visage in making intelligible the theme of the piece and to express a perspective. Again another reminder that style is something holistic which cannot be simply reduced to its constituents.

meninthistown:

Flower power.

Though the content of this tumblr does not focus on the streetwear or casualwear scene I shall nevertheless provide some commentary The texture of the leather jacket pulls the look together due to its visual weight. There is also something about the virility of leather which complements Him. Another important point to take note of is the importance of the visage in making intelligible the theme of the piece and to express a perspective. Again another reminder that style is something holistic which cannot be simply reduced to its constituents.

beyondfabric:

The Sahariana

Today I get the chance to review what was undoubtedly one of my favourite pieces shown during last Pitti: MAN 1924's interpretation of the Safari Jacket. Originally the go-to choice of British Military stationed in Africa, the Safari Jacket or Sahariana served the purposed of functionality, with added mobility and comfort meeting the perfect fabric weight to withstand lower temperatures during the evening.

Its distinctive features are reminiscent of the military universe: four or more expandable flap pockets, belted waist and epaulettes. The popularity of the Safari Jacket followed the post-war period, when army surplus was easily found and its unique aesthetic and relaxed nature quickly became a favourite within menswear enthusiasts, namely workwear aficionados. However, in recent years, several brands and designers have re-discovered the underlying beauty of the garment, incorporating a variety of updated versions suitable for more casual or polished attires.

This version from MAN 1924 is the perfect example. Featuring a beautiful army green herringbone cotton/linen fabric, the perfect looser fit makes it a layering essential both for summer days or the upcoming transitional season. Generous pockets allow to carry all everyday essentials, the adjustable waist belt provides a flattering silhouette even when worn unbuttoned and the small details such as horn buttons and epaulettes just add that extra bit of flare. Here I went for a more casual approach, layering it over a houndstooth vest, spread collar shirt and paisley scarf, along with white denim and loafers. Although this look might translate the core essence of the jacket, I cant wait to pair it with more formal attires.

Details: Sahariana by MAN 1924, houndstooth vest by Purificacion Garcia, MTM spread collar shirt, white denim and paisley scarf by Massimo Dutti, grained leather penny loafers by Bexley, aviators by Ray-Ban, vintage bracelets.

Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira

Ph: Filipa Alves

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blazerandtie:

cheungish:

Check out my post on Blog - Melbourne’s not too bad. 

Steez.

The unbuttoned DB, the sharp sweep of the lapels, and suede loafers with burgundy socks elevate the look. The right hand in the pocket  ala Cary Grant is a reminder that style is something to be approached holistically. There are aesthetic similarities between this approach and the one adopted by tailoring enthusiasts in South Korea. 
On a side note and as a little brainfart it would be interesting I feel to study the differences between Japanese and Korean style from an anthropological and socio-economic perspective. Though the suggestion may seem pretentious I feel as though it would further’s one’s appreciation of something that is too often reduced to an obsession with mere aesthetics and consumption.

blazerandtie:

cheungish:

Check out my post on Blog - Melbourne’s not too bad. 

Steez.

The unbuttoned DB, the sharp sweep of the lapels, and suede loafers with burgundy socks elevate the look. The right hand in the pocket  ala Cary Grant is a reminder that style is something to be approached holistically. There are aesthetic similarities between this approach and the one adopted by tailoring enthusiasts in South Korea. 

On a side note and as a little brainfart it would be interesting I feel to study the differences between Japanese and Korean style from an anthropological and socio-economic perspective. Though the suggestion may seem pretentious I feel as though it would further’s one’s appreciation of something that is too often reduced to an obsession with mere aesthetics and consumption.

(via steezyasiandudes)

Triple Stripe. Note the importance of flannel.
putthison:

Whither the Metrosexual?
For The Awl, Johanna King-Slutzky considers the culture behind the buzzword, which was first coined in 1994 but peaked in the era of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy a decade ago :

Indulgence is at the crux of metrosexuality’s demise. This is not new. Victorianist scholar James Eli Adams argues that Victorian masculinity was characterized by intense programs of self-discipline, and dandyism is conventionally masculine because its lacquers demand self-discipline to curate and maintain. Dandyism, hipsterism and metrosexuality all toe this line by demanding a disciplined commitmentto narcissism and indulgence. Dandys must starch their linens and tie their cravats; hipsters must update their glasses and curate their records; and metrosexuals like Beckham must sculpt and oil their muscles. The masculine transgression isn’t the behavior, which is not actually strange, but the intent—usually self-love, the desire for desire, or (perhaps this is most shocking of all) self-care camaraderie between men and women.

She further makes the point that a lot of the behaviors and consumption associated with metrosexuality—particularly attention to grooming—have been made mainstream by conscious association with old-school masculinity in the decade since.
-Pete

putthison:

Whither the Metrosexual?

For The Awl, Johanna King-Slutzky considers the culture behind the buzzword, which was first coined in 1994 but peaked in the era of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy a decade ago :

Indulgence is at the crux of metrosexuality’s demise. This is not new. Victorianist scholar James Eli Adams argues that Victorian masculinity was characterized by intense programs of self-discipline, and dandyism is conventionally masculine because its lacquers demand self-discipline to curate and maintain. Dandyism, hipsterism and metrosexuality all toe this line by demanding a disciplined commitmentto narcissism and indulgence. Dandys must starch their linens and tie their cravats; hipsters must update their glasses and curate their records; and metrosexuals like Beckham must sculpt and oil their muscles. The masculine transgression isn’t the behavior, which is not actually strange, but the intent—usually self-love, the desire for desire, or (perhaps this is most shocking of all) self-care camaraderie between men and women.

She further makes the point that a lot of the behaviors and consumption associated with metrosexuality—particularly attention to grooming—have been made mainstream by conscious association with old-school masculinity in the decade since.

-Pete