A weekend in the country. Luxurious sweater knits in traditional fall patterns are paired with rustic jackets for an outdoorsy feel, while tailored tweed vests are worn with logging pants for a textural look that is at once rugged and sophisticated—the perfect look for the country gentleman. When planning a relaxing trip to the country, your primary focus should be on packing for leisure—and there are many options that provide both comfort and style. Luxurious sweaters in cable knits and Fair Isle patterns can be dressed down with denim or dressed up with a tweed jacket. An oilcloth coat is a versatile outerwear option that will protect you from the elements while keeping you warm in cooler weather. And, of course, a rugged boot is essential to any weekend getaway that includes outdoor activities. (text via Ralph Lauren)
Happy to show you my treasures I found @ the Brooklyn Flea 2 weeks ago.
Lucy the Elephant - Cast Iron money bank from the 50s
Breakstones wooden Cheesebox filled with wooden letter stamps from the30s
Vintage Brass Laundry Pins
Baseball hand counter from the early 50s
Miniature Pepsi Cola Mini Salesman Sample
Woolen Patch from the Standard Pennant Co. (Pennsbury High)
Woolen Princeton pennant 50s.
What a great combination Coffee & Denim. Today Mann - Almere let us taste some great coffee from Heilig Boontje and a great selection of Denim, like Lee 101, Edwin, RedSeal, Denham etc. You can compare a good black coffee with a raw denim or what to say about a broken in denim with a cafe latte. This season Mann added some nice brands to it's collection like Red Wing, Gant Rugger, Herschel, Carhartt & Penfield.
Not so long ago I had the change to do some styling for the recently opened GANT Campus store. We, Dirk-Jan, the sales rep. of Gant Rugger and I had a lot of fun that day. Above you can see the results, yes we love ties!!! Let's call it GANT Rugger Freestyle
I was inspired by my visit at the showroom of Navy to post some pictures of Ernest Hemingway. These pictures represents him, his hobbies big game hunting, fishing, drinking and his profession -writing. He was born in Oak Park, Il. on July 21st 1899, his nickname was Pappa. During his life he published 15 books. He committed suicide at the age of 61 in Ketchum, Idaho.
Serge van Bemmel started Navy International Agency in january 2012, after working for Replay for almost 15 years. In a 2 story apartment in the South East of Amsterdam he created his showrooms, for brands like Aspesi, Red Seal, Soho and Brooks Brothers. One room is fully dedicated to Ernest Hemingway, as you can tell from the pictures of the bearded writer, but also typewriters and hunting gear tell the story of Ernest. The second floor is fully Nautical inspired. Pond boats, vintage outboard motors and even sailing gear like a boom is hanging from the ceiling. It ain't difficult to see that this showroom even without collection is very inspiring. So come and join the Navy.......
This weekend I found myself a new pair of sunglasses. I bought the Maverick from the TOMS collection. This pilot style frames are updated with walnut temples and hand painted light blue stripes. The good thing is that with buying this piece of eyewear, I'm looking good and I'm helping to have another see good. So one person buys a pair of TOMS glasses, and one person receives the eye care that he or she need. How cool is that?