Tuesday, April 10th. Raf Simons named couturier at Dior (WWD). A menswear designer first and a student of subcultures, Simons succeeds John Galliano. It was bound to be a controversial move on the forum, as Simons often styles his suits with the bottom button fastened. Facebook buys Instagram […]
Jesse Thorn didn’t set out to be a menswear authority—but through happy accidents and hard work, he finds himself as the main dude of Put This On, a video series and blog about “dressing like a grownup.” Jesse and the PTO crew, including directors Adam Lisagor and Ben […]
The philosophy of ts(s) and designer Takuji Suzuki is… in between. Does he make military influenced sportswear? Sportswear influenced militaria? The answer is in between. For the 2012 collection, no piece is wholly in one world or another. A military jacket can flip down its collar and become […]
An unusual, impractical daub of color is one way to grab the attention of casual passersby at Pitti, where orders, after all, are still dominated by tones of navy, black, khaki, and gray. But it seemed maker after maker had at least a pair of shoes (mostly brogues) […]
Pouring out some Moet for the fallen homie Sulka on the Rue de Castiglione. Check out an old SF post on Sulka, from 2002.
The last day of Pitti Uomo was by far the most relaxed and least Firenze’d. The show itself was quieter and the designers and reps seemed relaxed, or maybe just resigned to the fatigue. The Styleforum crew got to most of the exhibitors we intended to (apologies to […]
Half a Negroni. Color at Piombo. Hannes of Tres Bien Shop, Fok, and Anders of Tres Bien. Blue. Fucking. Steel. Details at Jun Hashimoto.
General Pitti Theory #1: If you stand around and talk on your phone long enough, then some guys will take your picture. Our Legacy knit caps. One of the best new lines I saw all show was AR, the new house line from Aloha Rag. […]
Fok sacking up. Ferragamo HQ. Ties at Frasi (formerly Tie Your Tie). Liverano atelier.
Pete (left), and Fok (right), being all editorially at Leffot with Steven Taffel (center). Photo credit: Albert Thomas. Styleforum thrives because of the contributions of its community of members. The editorial team at Styleforum, namely Fok (LA guy on the forum) and Pete (shoreman1782 on the forum), felt […]