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.

Outtakes & Remakes 24.

This is a remake of Diplomatic Tie 153 from Vanda. Airforce blue with a pale orange in a very soft Italian cotton fabric. 6-fold. Combine it with a Vanda ps in kimono silk.

Diplomatic Ties part 215: Charvet.

The Constant Fear of Turning Into a Hipster part 5.

Workwear from Bleu de Paname, knits from Howlin’. The Wayfarers were the first pair of sunglasses I bought, early 80s probably.

Diplomatic Ties part 214: Lardini.

Me doing a “Simone Righi” (see Style Icon 52 below) with a scarf tucked in my jacket. No cigar though.

Style Icon 52: Simone Righi.

I generally avoid the Pitti crowd for this series, simply because menswear is their occupation and it’s more interesting with people who have a personal interest in style rather than an occupational (even if I realise that the two are usually intertwined). But I make an exception for the Florentine legend Simone Righi. Righi has a strong personal style and never resorts to purely showing off. Here with his signature look, scarf tucked inside jacket, cigar in hand.

Mr Blockert

Style Icon 52: Simone Righi.

I generally avoid the Pitti crowd for this series, simply because menswear is their occupation and it’s more interesting with people who have a personal interest in style rather than an occupational (even if I realise that the two are usually intertwined). But I make an exception for the Florentine legend Simone Righi. Righi has a strong personal style and never resorts to purely showing off. Here with his signature look, scarf tucked inside jacket, cigar in hand.

Mr Blockert

Outtakes & Remakes 23.

A beautiful unlined vintage tweed tie from Vanda.

Outtakes & Remakes 23.

A beautiful unlined vintage tweed tie from Vanda.

Diplomatic Ties part 213: Attolini.

Another beautiful Attolini I managed to get hold on. Just look at the close up on the knitted silk fabric in different colours to give the tie some sheen.

Style Icon 51: Léa Seydoux.

A change from footballers, one of the most exciting young actresses in the world today and she instantly became a style icon. Magazines tend to prefer to picture Seydoux in various stages of undress, much like they did with a young Brigitte Bardot. But Seydoux’s talent will not be denied. A star in the making.

Style Icon 51: Léa Seydoux.

A change from footballers, one of the most exciting young actresses in the world today and she instantly became a style icon. Magazines tend to prefer to picture Seydoux in various stages of undress, much like they did with a young Brigitte Bardot. But Seydoux’s talent will not be denied. A star in the making.

Diplomatic Ties part 212: Attolini.

Attolini is one of the legendary tailors. But unlike, say, Brioni and Kiton, it’s not that easy to get hold of their ties. Managed to find a couple of very nice ones, unused, on Ebay recently. I also found the vintage jade cufflinks.