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 229: Marinella (7-fold).

Style Icon 61: Common.

His style is partly a throwback to the jazz era, partly contemporary, but his and his only. Master cap wearer. Has a knack to make everything he wears look really comfy.

Mr Blockert

Style Icon 61: Common.

His style is partly a throwback to the jazz era, partly contemporary, but his and his only. Master cap wearer. Has a knack to make everything he wears look really comfy.

Mr Blockert

Diplomatic Ties part 228: Dolcepunta (7-fold).

Fabrics with patterns superimposed over other patterns, like this tie’s silver paisley over brown/black stripes, rarely works. It just becomes too busy. But I think it works on this tie, probably because the colours are dark in hue. Pocket square from Exquisite Trimmings to lighten things up a bit.

Style Icon 60: Tracey Thorn.

Indie queen. Her voice and lyrics have been part of my life for more than three decades now.

Mr Blockert

Style Icon 60: Tracey Thorn.

Indie queen. Her voice and lyrics have been part of my life for more than three decades now.

Mr Blockert

Outtakes & Remakes 30.

9-fold Dolcepunta.

Outtakes & Remakes 30.

9-fold Dolcepunta.

The Constant Fear of Turning Into a Hipster part 6.

By lake Siljan in Dalarna, Sweden. Summer evening. Retro wool polo, paperboy cap in Donegal tweed, workwear pants and tigers.

Style Icon 59: Benicio del Toro.

You have to admire a man who often does a little too much in the way he dresses, but usually pulls it off. Flair with a latin touch.

Style Icon 59: Benicio del Toro.

You have to admire a man who often does a little too much in the way he dresses, but usually pulls it off. Flair with a latin touch.

Diplomatic Ties part 227: Viola Milano.

7-fold untipped grenadine in a very vibrant blue.

Diplomatic Ties part 226: Emma Willis.

One of the last warm days in Stockholm before autumn arrived. Looking out over Kungsgatan (King’s Street). Mrs Blockert bought the Emma Willis tie on a trip to London. A silk/linen blend in a light blue/green colour with a subtle PoW pattern. Combined with a light wool jacket and a linen ps and you have a great combination for a late summer’s day.

Southern hemisphere skies. Full moon over Margaret River, Bali blue hour, incoming thunderstorm in Singapore.