Notes

From Sprezzatura to Spezzato!

We’re living in a time when stylish men wear sweatpants on television, leather blazers are somehow acceptable and wearing a suit might appear to be less flashy. In a lot of conversations, young people ask me if there’s a place for traditional menswear in this era of PVC coats and dad sneakers? Well, you bet your brogues there is.
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The Comeback of Craftsmanship – as seen in Milan & New York Fashion Week

The last five years, menswear has gone through an incredible arc. Streetwear reigned Supreme, sartorial and high-end luxury brands were becoming known for clunky sneakers and formalwear was sadly left sitting at second place. However, so is the comeback of sartorialism, introduced during this fashion season in London, Paris and New York.
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Destination 2.0: Milan

An oversight occurred. In the first range of travel guides shared by me during the creation of the Mr. Blue book, we didn’t include Milan. Yet this is one of the most interesting cities, one that I do feel must be included now. As I’ll be visiting the Milano Unica fair next week, from February 5th to 7th, there’s no better time than the present. Restaurants Opened during the March edition of Salone del Mobile, the latest location of Paper Moon giardino is the dining experience when visiting Italy. The first location already had the esteem of being Gianni Versace’s...

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Destination 2.0: New York

The first time we set out to curate the best locations to visit in New York was back in 2016, during the creation of the Mr. Blue book. But as anyone knows, the Big Apple is a pulsating and thriving organism that evolves faster than any city on our planet. That’s why, in anticipation of my trip to NYC from February 1 - 5, I’ve updated the list of places and spaces to visit in 2019. Restaurants Why would you go to New York to experience French cuisine, when they’re Belgium’s neighboring country? It might surprise you, but Coucou has...

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How Menswear is Making a Comeback

The last few years, fashion has urbanized. Streetwear was omnipresent, and brands like OFF WHITE and Nike were making weekly headway with a new sneaker release or streetwear collection. Even appointing Virgil Abloh as Menswear Designer at Louis Vuitton or the rise of A Cold Wall as a high-end fashion brand is a telling of the times. But it seems, as always, that times are changing (yet again).   This PITTI and fashion week season, we've seen major changes in the styles shown on the catwalk. But more than that, the streets are seeing these changes as well. London and...

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