WDP

Well Dressed People

tailorablenco:

14-15 Fall/winter Tailorable blue Label preview.

drakes-diary:

Last chance to grab a Spring-Summer bargain at No.3 Clifford Street, like this Drake’s Irish Linen DB.

Our Clifford Street store Sale will be wrapping up this week so be sure to stop by.

roseandborn:

Some of our C&J MTOs
#Roseandborn #Crockettandjones

My dream collection

roseandborn:

Some of our C&J MTOs
#Roseandborn #Crockettandjones

My dream collection

Shirt CtShirt
Tie Henry Lloyd
Trousers Next
Shoes Meermin
Belt Ralph Lauren

putthison:

Fragrances, Part One: What The Heck Do Those French Words Mean?
Fragrances sometimes carry a bad reputation, especially here in the US. Just the idea of them brings to mind all those times we’ve been trapped in an elevator or subway car with someone who applied too much, and those few scarring experiences can be enough to scare us from ever wearing something ourselves.
However, like with anything, what’s done poorly can also be done well, and if you choose wear fragrances, there’s a way to do it tastefully. While I don’t pretend to be an expert on the subject, I buy and wear fragrances on occasion and have found that a little knowledge goes a long way. So, for people who are just starting out, I thought I’d write a basic introduction on how to get started.
First, you should to know some terms. Fragrances are categorized according to the concentration of their aromatic oils. Roughly speaking, the higher the concentration, the more potent and long-lasting the scent. So you have:
Eau de Cologne (2-5%): The word cologne doesn’t mean “male scent,” as is commonly believed. Instead, eau de cologne is a class of fragrances, and the one with the lowest concentration of oils. Frankly, I find a lot of stuff in this category somewhat disappointing, as the scents will be almost gone by the time you walk out the door.
Eau de Toilette (5-10%): The next step up in terms of potency and longevity. Most male scents fall into this category.
Eau de Perfum (10-20%): A higher concentration still. You don’t want to apply too much of this stuff, given its oil content, which is why it’s OK to buy smaller amounts. And while these are typically more expensive per ounce, they’re arguably cheaper per sniff, as they last much longer. The scent of an eau de cologne, for example, can dissipate within two hours, while an eau de perfum can last for up to five.
Perfume extracts (20% or more): Anything with an aromatic oil concentration of 20% or more will often be labeled simply as perfume or perfume extract.
Granted, a lot of this is an oversimplification. The percentage concentrations can vary depending on the manufacturer’s definitions, and sometimes you can find overlap between categories. The potency and quality of the raw materials can also vary wildly, so sometimes you’ll find that an eau de toilette that’s stronger than an eau de perfum. The above is just a general guideline.
Of course, how long something lasts comes secondary to how it smells. Tomorrow we’ll talk about how to choose something for yourself. 
(Pictured above: One of my favorites, L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Timbuktu)

putthison:

Fragrances, Part One: What The Heck Do Those French Words Mean?

Fragrances sometimes carry a bad reputation, especially here in the US. Just the idea of them brings to mind all those times we’ve been trapped in an elevator or subway car with someone who applied too much, and those few scarring experiences can be enough to scare us from ever wearing something ourselves.

However, like with anything, what’s done poorly can also be done well, and if you choose wear fragrances, there’s a way to do it tastefully. While I don’t pretend to be an expert on the subject, I buy and wear fragrances on occasion and have found that a little knowledge goes a long way. So, for people who are just starting out, I thought I’d write a basic introduction on how to get started.

First, you should to know some terms. Fragrances are categorized according to the concentration of their aromatic oils. Roughly speaking, the higher the concentration, the more potent and long-lasting the scent. So you have:

  • Eau de Cologne (2-5%): The word cologne doesn’t mean “male scent,” as is commonly believed. Instead, eau de cologne is a class of fragrances, and the one with the lowest concentration of oils. Frankly, I find a lot of stuff in this category somewhat disappointing, as the scents will be almost gone by the time you walk out the door.
  • Eau de Toilette (5-10%): The next step up in terms of potency and longevity. Most male scents fall into this category.
  • Eau de Perfum (10-20%): A higher concentration still. You don’t want to apply too much of this stuff, given its oil content, which is why it’s OK to buy smaller amounts. And while these are typically more expensive per ounce, they’re arguably cheaper per sniff, as they last much longer. The scent of an eau de cologne, for example, can dissipate within two hours, while an eau de perfum can last for up to five.
  • Perfume extracts (20% or more): Anything with an aromatic oil concentration of 20% or more will often be labeled simply as perfume or perfume extract.

Granted, a lot of this is an oversimplification. The percentage concentrations can vary depending on the manufacturer’s definitions, and sometimes you can find overlap between categories. The potency and quality of the raw materials can also vary wildly, so sometimes you’ll find that an eau de toilette that’s stronger than an eau de perfum. The above is just a general guideline.

Of course, how long something lasts comes secondary to how it smells. Tomorrow we’ll talk about how to choose something for yourself. 

(Pictured above: One of my favorites, L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Timbuktu)

bntailor:

Blue & Blue

Got to love blue

bntailor:

Blue & Blue

Got to love blue

toquote:

Kiton SS15 Pitti Uomo 86 

I was told about a suit that retails for € 40,000 a few years ago. This particularly suit would be completely handmade and it would take 50 hours of labor to craft.This suit is called K-50 and is the most expensive suit in the world.

The mastermind behind these suits is called Enzo D’Oris. Enzo is a master tailor over at Kiton is the only one who crafts these beautiful suits. He travels all over the world to take measurements for a very few selected customers who wants these suits. The K-50 suit uses wool from merino sheep reared in Australia and New Zealand, where the climate and grass-quality are known to be the best in the world and produces therefor one of the finest wool. Typically one of these suits will use wool whose fibers are less than 14 microns in diameter, with some reaching superfine 11.5 micron fabric. A lower value of the micron means a smoother and lighter feel of the fabric, and of course a higher cost.

Kiton was actually founded in 1956 by Cico Paone and Antonio Carola but were first called CIPA. In 1968 they launched under the new name, Kiton, whose name has it roots from the Greek chicton (later known as a tunic). The company itself is still run by the Paone family with Anotonio De Matteis as the CEO and Antonio Paone as president of Kiton USA (nephews to Ciro Paone).

The company itself produce only 20,000 suits every year and this are one of the main pillars in the company. It’s about the exclusivity, that only 20,000 persons of the worlds 7,1 billion population has one in their wardrobe.

The second pillar is the choice of material for the tailoring. Only the finest materials are used and Antonio said this in the perfect way himself  "In terms of quality, our fabric collection starts where all the others finish".

The last one is about quality and craftsmanship behind the product. Most suits takes at least 25 hours to finish and everything are completely handmade without any help from automated machines or computers. 

Kiton is and will always be one of the best suit-makers out there and their reputation tells the same story over and over again. The prices are outrageous but it can’t get much better than this. I’ll let the last words be a quote from Antonio himself, "Kiton is the best. You don’t have to look right or left, that would only be a distraction". 

Loving this collection.

Lean back.  Summer khaki.

Lean back. Summer khaki.