Diplomatic Ties

Diplomatic Ties

This is the blog of Mr & Mrs Blockert. One is a diplomat with a mid life crisis who needed to spread his views on all things popular to the whole world, the other a journalist and keen photographer who goes along with this to humour her husband. Here you will find music, fashion, photography and popular culture in general. And there will be ties. Lots of ties.

Diplomatic Ties part 196: Kiton (7-fold).

Our house, in the middle of the street…

A detail I like about this tie is that the stripes are made of different fabrics. The turquoise stripe is smooth silk but the brown is slubby.
Style Icon 38: Derrick Morgan.

Morgan was one of the original rude boys (which has nothing to do with the Rihanna song!) in Jamaica in the 60s. A pioneer in rocksteady and ska. The rude boys’ influence on pop culture style cant be exaggerated. Mods, skins, 2-tone, football hooligans, all of them were influenced by the rude boys style. Pick it up!

http://youtu.be/OVmuRgn0LRI

Style Icon 38: Derrick Morgan.

Morgan was one of the original rude boys (which has nothing to do with the Rihanna song!) in Jamaica in the 60s. A pioneer in rocksteady and ska. The rude boys’ influence on pop culture style cant be exaggerated. Mods, skins, 2-tone, football hooligans, all of them were influenced by the rude boys style. Pick it up!

http://youtu.be/OVmuRgn0LRI

District 13 before the bombings? No, just a powerplant in Solna, Sweden.

District 13 before the bombings? No, just a powerplant in Solna, Sweden.

Outtakes & Remakes 20.
From Diplomatic Tie 163 (Drake’s)

Outtakes & Remakes 20.

From Diplomatic Tie 163 (Drake’s)

Style Icon 37: Florence Welch. 

Don’t always agree with the music, but no one tops ms Welch in the field of colorful bohemia. 

Mrs Blockert

Style Icon 37: Florence Welch.

Don’t always agree with the music, but no one tops ms Welch in the field of colorful bohemia.

Mrs Blockert

Diplomatic Ties part 195: Isaia 9-fold

Style Icon 36: Jack Lemmon.

Jack Lemmon (and his son Chris) in a quintessential ivy league look. How to wear a cardigan!

Mr Blockert

Style Icon 36: Jack Lemmon.

Jack Lemmon (and his son Chris) in a quintessential ivy league look. How to wear a cardigan!

Mr Blockert

Outtakes & Remakes 19.
Originally Diplomatic Tie 76 (Zegna Couture).

Outtakes & Remakes 19.

Originally Diplomatic Tie 76 (Zegna Couture).

Great article from The Guardian about fashion trends and vintage in Namibia.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/09/namibia-hipster-vintage-fashion-africa

Diplomatic Ties part 194: Tom Ford