We asked illustrator Quinn Cagney to put her spin on some of our favorite Instagram photos from our LA, Let’s Play.
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@briannguyen, @_thebreathless, @dbfinecook, @crystalmeers
Some essential long haul accessories. Mophie JuicePack & HiViz Lamy Safari for form filling.. BIG shout to MsX for buying me the pen.. #firstworlddatingproblems #wouldnothaveitanyotherway #firstworldtravelproblems (at Gate 33 (T1 International))
Some outtakes from our U Neck Tee shoot with Ana Kras.
Fitted like the Ryan, it’s made from 100% supima cotton and arrives next week.
Some free-range, wax-free, gluten-free, deodorant-free markets.. (at Eveleigh Market)
Vintage Madras Archive
Emma McGinn has some beautiful photographs from her visit to the Handicraft and Handloom Export Corporation’s fabric library in India. In it is an archive of real vintage madras, the collection of which spans an impressive sixty years. Emma notes that the library is a bit dusty and dank, but I can’t imagine a good madras archive being any other way.
As many readers know, madras is a colorful fabric that’s been popular in the US since at least the 1960s. It actually comes by way of Chennai, however, which is where this fabric archive is located. During British colonial times, the city was called Madras, which is where the fabric gets its name. As the story goes, it was invented here in the 1800s when Indians reinterpreted Scottish tartans with their own local color palettes. They put these designs on the loosely woven, lightweight cotton fabrics they wore – which were designed for the hot and humid weather in India – and the result is what we now call madras.
The original stuff wasn’t colorfast, which meant the colors faded easily and bled into each other with each subsequent wash. For enthusiasts, this is what made madras charming – the fabric evolved and changed over time. Today, however, these qualities are considered to be defects, so almost all madras fabrics are colorfast (no bleeding, no fading). I actually still like modern madras shirts for spring and summer wear, especially on hot, sunny days, but they’re not the same as the stuff you see here. This is the truly good stuff.
White Denim Season
I have one pair of white blue jeans – some 501s not unlike the ones above – and this is the time of year they come out. Despite their weight, they actually wear reasonably cool, and end up being a great option on days when the sun’s out and it feels like summer, but it’s not quite hot outside.
Our friend CBenjamin’s in the picture above, and his outfit has a lot going on. He pulls it off well, but I find that I have good luck pairing my jeans with very simple compliments. Even as simple as a plain navy t-shirt and canvas sneakers. White-on-white is a little to Andrew WK (though Andrew always looks great).
White jeans also make a nice compliment to a summer blazer. With tan bucks, like CB is wearing, and a pale blue shirt, you have a relaxed look that’s surprisingly pull-off-able.
One note: CB’s white 501s, and mine, are tapered slightly by a tailor. This will cost you about $ 20, but I find that a trendier, slimmer fit is more appropriate with a jean like this. It helps drive home the point that you’re wearing white denim on purpose.
Glenn O’Brien, shot for GQ
Some things are the best things
We have some great items today. I really like these EG Cappelli neckties, Alden unlined suede chukkas, and this Cucinelli navy coat. I’m also selling a bunch of items this week, all of which end this Sunday.
And as usual, if you don’t see anything here you like, you can use our customized search links to find more auctions. We have them for high-end suits, good suits, high-quality shirts and fine footwear.
- Fallan & Harvey suits and sport coats, various sizes
- Blackwatch sport coat, 38
- Brooks Bros. tan sport coat, 38
- Brown herringbone tweed, 40L
- Cantarelli brown checked sport coat, 42
- Brooks tan glen check sport coat, 42
- Cantarelli grey sport coat, 42
- Brooks Bros. blazer, 43
- Ovadia & Sons motorcycle jacket, S
- Cucinelli navy coat, 38
- Brooks Bros. suede flight jacket, M (pictured above)
- Barbour Sapper jacket, M
- Cordings field jacket, L
- Ralph Lauren blanket duffle coat, XL
- Acquascutum rain coat, XL
- Green v-neck sweater, M
- Black Fleece and Thom Brown shirts, various sizes
- Turnbull & Asser ivory shirt, 15
- Nigel Cabourn blue oxford shirt, S
- Madras shirt, M
- Inis Meain plaid shirt, M
- Emmett deep blue linen shirt, M
- Bastian white shirt, 16
- Finamore glen plaid blue shirt, 16
- Brooks Brothers short sleeved madras shirt, L
- White safari shirt, L
- Black Fleece button down white shirt, L
- Naked and Famous jeans, 30
- Sid Mashburn charcoal trousers, 33
- E. Tautz charcoal trousers, 34
- Alden Indy boots (8, 9)
- Alfred Sargent monkey boots, 8 and 8.5
- Buzz Rickson sneakers, 8.5
- Ralph Lauren tasseled derbys, 8.5
- Ralph Lauren white bucks, 9
- Stubbs & Wootton boat shoes, 9.5
- Ralph Lauren brown penny loafers, 9.5
- Brooks black oxfords, 10B
- Alden shell loafers, 10
- Ralph Lauren shell derbys, 10
- Red silk slippers, 10.5
- New Balance running shoes, 11.5
- Allen Edmonds beefroll loafers, 11.5
- Alden tan loafers, 12C
- Alden unlined suede chukkas, 12C
- Charles Tyrwhitt chukkas, 12
- McNairy pebble grain boots, 12
- Alfred Sargent tan boots, 12.5
- Drake’s brown raw silk tie
- Battistoni red arabesque tie
- Drake’s striped navy grenadine
- Turnbull & Asser silver grenadine
- Some EG Cappelli neckties
- Bunch of knit ties
- Brown knit tie
- Some nice ties
- Drake’s paisley tie
- E. Tautz zig zag tie
- J Press Yale dog tie
- Tan briefcase
- Gieves & Hawkes navy dress belt, 34
- Oxhorn collar stays
- Brioni cream silk pocket square
- Edward Green shoe bags
- Ben Silver brown belt, 32
- Cocktail shaker
- Sulka cummerbund and tie
- Champagne tong and stopper
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That time I went to BrisVegas & all I got was some cycling caps..
Some say all I ever do is eat when not cycling or sleeping.. It’s true..