Juggling between work and trying to even come up with an entry out of the blues is a hectic task. But this time around, there has been a fair bit going on. There was this really cool BDRMMY2014 competition where you get acknowledged for dressing up well in Malaysia.
The thing that I really enjoy about “meets” like this is that most of us do not share the same taste in clothing, but all of us generally share one passion in common, which is dressing up well. It was definitely a good experience and the fact that there are actually many men in Malaysia who share the same passion as I do, I think that is great !
This was round 1 if I recalled correctly. The gun club jacket has always been my favourite jacket of all time. This is simply due to the fact that it so robust, yet extremely soft. Somehow there is this imaginary spring around the jacket. This guy just doesn’t crease.
Then of course there’s the staple Navy suit. This is actually my first ever suit that I commissioned with Ah Loke a few years back. It still wears fantastic, given the fact that it was my first, I could excuse the slightly narrow shoulder sleeves etc. I paired this up with a nice purple label grey knit tie, grey adelaides from Carmina and for nice subtle finish, a kimono pocket square from Vanda. All thanks to the cloth baron’s wardrobe.
I managed to pull some pictures from the finale night (credits to those who own them) as well ! The venue was Capricorn Jalan Kia Peng, and somehow i feel that this place is just cursed. There are at least 3-4 clubs over these couple of years, and I really hope Capricorn is the one that stays.
So the #BDRMMY2014 story aside. I started to rock up my fresco jacket again. I found out that there is actually quite a collar gap on the jacket, but given its still fabric, which is another great travel sports coat. Goes well with practically anything but I like something bright, so a Navy-Blue-ish pants would be the color of choice. Shirt was an Off the rack via Uniqlo but pants was a Holland&Sherry bespoked by AL. Cant recall where I actually sourced that pocket square but it should come from Vanda. Tie was from Vanda as well, unlined in a fine shade of plum with polka dots.
I never actually thought that a safari jacket is actually also called a SHACKET ! Well naturally it should be since it does look a little bit like a shirt. I sourced this fellow out at Uniqlo during a sale, and got it for a steal ! Even the shirt was a line from Uniqlo. The pants on the other hand was a H.Lesser linen in brown + subtle stripes. No pocket square needed for something like this IMO.
Have you heard of Enzo Bonafe? I have not clearly. But here’s his site .Nabil, the cloth baron is getting married and he had a few pair of shoes that he’d like me to shine, and of course I obliged. How could I say not to a good friend. I love the color of the shoe, the leather is nice and soft and pretty solid for an Italian pair of shoe. Here’s a picture of the shoe, shined and good to be worn by the cloth baron.
The other one is actually a pair of damn sleek looking wholecuts from Carmina. Probably one of the few black dress shoes that I would purchase.
I’m also starting to look into “sneakers” and rubber soled boots. Alden is definitely one of them but streetwear wise, I am definitely still a novice. Where do I even start….?