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 197: Charvet.
Sunny day in industrial area. Strong contrasts, muted colours.
The Constant Fear of Turning Into a Hipster part 3.
Beautiful spring evening in Siljansnäs, Sweden. Mrs Blockert caught the setting sun over Byrviken (a small bay of lake Siljan) nicely. I could flaunt my fondness for workwear and it almost(!) looks like I could work in the woods. Which of course I can’t.
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!