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.

Style Icon 57: Brothers Jim and William Reid.
Seemed like a good day to choose Scottish style icons. Frontmen of The Jesus and Mary Chain, one of the best bands to ever come out of Scotland (or anywhere else for that matter). Their look was simple and not new (lots of black, only staples except for the occasional leather jacket, wayfarers, and hair that could never hope to be untangled). It never goes old.

Style Icon 57: Brothers Jim and William Reid.

Seemed like a good day to choose Scottish style icons. Frontmen of The Jesus and Mary Chain, one of the best bands to ever come out of Scotland (or anywhere else for that matter). Their look was simple and not new (lots of black, only staples except for the occasional leather jacket, wayfarers, and hair that could never hope to be untangled). It never goes old.

Diplomatic Ties part 223: Marinella.

When we saw the flag we could not resist being a little patriotic…

Diplomatic Ties part 222: Borrelli 7-fold cashmere.

Contrast the soft cashmere with cotton jacket and chinos. Lovely silk ps from Vanda with a traditional peranakan tiles pattern.

Diplomatic Ties part 222: Borrelli (7-fold cashmere).

Cotton jacket and chinos to contrast the soft cashmere. Lovely ps from Vanda with a traditional Peranakan tiles pattern.

Outtakes & Remakes 28. Drake’s shantung.

Outtakes & Remakes 28. Drake’s shantung.

Style Icon 57: Vittorio Gassmann.

One of the great Italian actors and an immaculate dresser. Want to know how to look natural and comfortable in a good suit? Study his films.

Mr Blockert

Style Icon 57: Vittorio Gassmann.

One of the great Italian actors and an immaculate dresser. Want to know how to look natural and comfortable in a good suit? Study his films.

Mr Blockert

Diplomatic Ties part 221: Tie Your Tie.

Handrolled shantung. Thick and rough fabric. Like how the weave incorporates brown streaks to complement the grey tones.

Outtakes & Remakes 27:

Charvet.

Outtakes & Remakes 27:

Charvet.

Style Icon 56: Jacques Tati.
The golden age of leisurewear.

Style Icon 56: Jacques Tati.

The golden age of leisurewear.

Diplomatic Ties part 220: Drake’s