Clothing doesn’t make you another character, as Patrick Swayze is never laced into a pair of jeans. It doesn’t connect you with the past, you’re not suddenly imbued with proletarian sentiments when you wear old selvedge. It doesn’t make you cool (duh, duh, and duh). Clothing makes you fictional. You are still you. But you’re projecting a fiction to others.
That’s why clothing is so cool.
– John Lugg (via jhilla)
PATRICK JOHNSON IN PADDINGTON
After meeting Tommy last week and hearing all the good things he had to say about Patrick Johnson of P. Johnson Tailors, I knew I had to meet him myself. I remember walking past his shop front in Paddington a few months ago and wondering what exactly were behind those walls. Let me tell you, if you’re after the sartorial look, you’ve reached nirvana.
The man himself was a delight to speak with, as his passion for his craft is inspiring. Have a listen for yourself in our conversation below.
Fashion credits: P. Johnson Tailors.
Thanks Guiseppie – check out his site it’s fantastic – if you go back to December you will see a tough looking Tom Riley staring the camera down.
Patrick Grant, the Savant of Savile Row
Patrick Grant shot by Chris Floyd.
The men’s shows in Italy have become a parade ground of idiotic über-preppiness taken to ridiculous extremes. There’s a definite move back towards celebrating a simpler style of dress with focus on strong pieces, strong fabrics, not layers of jumble.
Source: ft.com – The preppy look is making way for menswear with a bohemian twist
kings of new york dvd – Hamlet- Patrick Stewart as Claudius
New York – March 3, 2010 – This May, experience William Shakespeares greatest work like never before as the BBC releases to DVD the star-studded theatrical event, Hamlet. Featuring David Tennant (Doctor Who, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart (X-Men trilogy, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Claudius, no recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and resounding praise as this engrossing masterpiece from the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph, without doubt one of the finest productions of Hamlet I have ever seen, led by an actor of extraordinary courage and charisma who has made a persuasive claim to true greatness. Tennants interpretation was recognized as defining the role for a generation, and Stewarts complex Claudius won the Olivier award, Britains highest stage honor. Airing on PBSs Great Performances April 28, 2010, and arriving on DVD just two days later, Tennant and Stewart reprise their stage roles in this specially shot screen version – filmed on location rather than in the theater – which breathes new life into Shakespeares greatest play.