Unfortunately I don’t, however I’ve heard some great things about Salvatore Piccolo and I’m pretty sure their scarves are great. If you have found something that you like, go for it! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
For a young college student that wants to change his outfits with out breaking the bank, what are some good stylish clothes he should buy?
I usually recommend people to start with the basics, if you stick to clothing that will be around long-term that allows you to spend more money on them. Building a wardrobe takes time, I’ve been doing it for years and my wardrobe never seems to get complete.
Starting with some basic shirts is probably a good idea, whites/blues are always a safe bet, whether you choose plain colors or if you mix them up. It’s hard to say what you should buy next since I don’t know what budget you’re on, however I’d scout sales for quality pieces such as a blue sportcoat with a soft silhouette.
Also, almost everything that you buy will require some minor alterations at the tailors, so be sure to make room for that as well! A 2000€ sportcoat doesn’t look better than a H&M sportcoat if the fit is off.
Can you recommend any good lightweight wool scarves? Max 200 euros. (+ If it's an italian brand) :)
I’d definitely check Altea or Salvatore Piccolo out, both offer price worthy options in your price range. You can find Altea here and here and probably at other places as well, you’ll find Salvatore Piccolo here.
Drake’s could probably be an option as well, they have a few, e.g. this beautiful printed scarf.
Good luck with your search, hope you will be able to find something that suits you!
What is better to wear during spring and summer with a button up shirt? Pants or shorts
I’d go with cotton pants, shorts are hard to pull off if you’re in the city, however it can add a nice touch if you’re at e.g at the beach. You usually don’t need shorts, instead go for linen if it’s extremely hot!
I really like your blog and your comments. I lot of other men's blogs just reblog photos and make stupid comments like "steezy" but your comments are very insightful. I'm a "few" years older and it's good to know young guys like yourself appreciate how to dress well. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for your kind words, dude! I truly appreciate it. I’ll do my best to keep up the “good work”, as long as I can inspire at least some poor souls I’m happy.
Did you alter your Finealta trousers? What size did you order?
Yes I did alter the length since they came unhemmed, other than that they are in their original shape. I ordered a size 30(46 EU), they are pretty tight on the waist however but the material is rather stretchy so it’s not an issue.
How wide is your previously posted knit tie from Fumagalli 1981? I think most knit ties you come across in stores are too thin, but your looks great. Greetings!
I believe it’s about 6cm wide, so it’s not very thin and not very wide either, somewhere in between I guess! Personally I prefer ties that are a little wider than my Fumagalli tie, but I love it anyway!
how can a Spaniard living in Manila be sartorialist?
I’d say that you should try to see what options there are in Manila when it comes to clothing, are there any menswear stores that are worth visiting?
Also, more importantly I believe it’s all about the attitude, if you wanna be a “sartorialist” you can be, it’s all about the message you deliver. I don’t believe that sartorialism is a lifestyle however I do believe that it’s a genuine interest for clothing and its quality/fit. You can find a person like this anywhere, at a law firm or a university campus, again it’s about attitude and awareness.
Also worth mentioning is the internet, you can find inspiration and learn from people you admire and perhaps shop something similar via internet?
Herman, quick question about Boglioli sport jacket sizing. Do you find that the "Coat" jackets run true to size? For example, if I wear a 50 in L.B.M. would you recommend getting a 50 Boglioli coat jacket as well? As always, thanks! Dan
Yes, sure they run true to size. Compared to L.B.M I’d say that Boglioli is a bit slimmer in the waist. Good luck, hope you will choose the right size, mate!
Appreciate the recommendation on the Boglioli jacket (I was the person who asked the original question) - I figured since I was in question asking mode... What's your impression of the spanish Meermin brand shoes? I know they share some aspects with their sister company Carmina, which is a good sign, and the price point is certainly great, question is, how does the quality fare?
No problem! I’d say that you always get what you pay for, so I’d guess that they are similar to Loake 1880 quality-wise. I have never tried them on so I don’t know for sure, but they seem like a price worthy alternative if you’re looking for quality shoes that aren’t too expensive.
Judging by the pictures I have seen they also pay a lot of attention to the finish, which I enjoy. The latter might be a reason to buy Meermin instead of e.g. Loake or Alfred Sargent. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help but if I have the opportunity to try Meermin shoes in real life I’ll be sure to fill in my readers of course.
Really interesting how you posted the loro piana db unstructured blazer - I have had that mr. porter tab open on my browser for the past few hours but can't really afford it. Thus, my question is - where could I find something comprable in the terms of looks, but closer to a sub $1,000 USD price point. (linen and/or cotton blends)
Yes, it’s beautiful isn’t it? But I agree with you, it’s quite pricy so I’d go with something else like you suggest.
Perhaps this one from Boglioli would be of interest? Whether you like the silver buttons are of course a matter of taste, but it’s easy to change. Other than that I think it seems to be a great jacket, good luck!