Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dirty Laundry

Oh, what stories our clothes would have to tell. Of conquests, loss, pomp and circumstance. The clothes with a deep patina would tell the richest stories. They have been around the longest, worn for the battle of the day again and again, and have earned their place in the closet. The shiny and new would listen on, not having experienced the wear of life, hoping that they too would pick up a nick or two over time.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Small Steps

My shoes from when I was a toddler, circa early 80's. My father showed me these during a recent visit. I was struck by the quality of the shoe: full leather uppers, soles and lining; Goodyear welted; and precise stitching. And they were made in Canada. Not bad for a pair of baby shoes. If only they were in a size 9.5D, I would wear them again.

A World Away

Earlier in March I was measured for a bespoke sport coat. I knew going in that the coat would be cut and sewn in London and brought back to Vancouver for a fitting in the Fall, which is when I would see it next. So it was to my delight when I found out that Jonathan is documenting the process on his blog. His updates and pictures will help the time pass until Fall is upon us.

Look 3

There is a casual air in the city with the warmer weather. It seems everyone is wearing less, and I find myself lightening up as well. Lighter fabrics and lighter tones complimented by the textures of straw, silk, linen and suede for that casual warm weather look.