Thursday, October 30, 2014

These Californian shirts bring you back to the 50's

On my latest trip to Califonia I discovered these great 50s shirts. 
It could be the the kind of shirt your father or grandfather used to wear.
 Or more recent, you might have seen Charlie Sheen wearing them all the time in his 
TV series Two and a Half Men.

They are also called Bowling Shirts.

Although they are 100 polyester , they are great to wear in hot summer conditions, 
very light and thin. I really like the design of the collar and the striping! 

The last one is more of a 60s design, but I wanted to add it to this page, just for fun.

In case you want to know more about them, the brandname is Da Vinci California.
They are available online, but be aware, the sizing can be a bit odd. Make sure you can return them!
I bought a Small and a Large and both fit me well.....

So maybe you are better of by paying a visit their only retail store (so I was told) 
at 7519 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

It fun to try on all their styles and great service, no sales pressure or unwanted advices.

In the near future I will post Californian discoveries.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sporty Knickerbockers: Baseball Pants

Today I discovered some vintage baseball trousers and instantly added them to my sportswear collection. Here is Europe these kind of pants are rare and I had never tried them on before. 
They are very comfortable and feel great to wear.  
One of my favorite vintage shops in Amsterdam has a large collection, 
I believe a trend is in the making here!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Beyond Western Clothing: ZAYN RASHID & KHAADI

ENGINEERED GARMENTS (NYC) brought me to dive deeper into Pakistan Fashion

Starting point: Engineered Garments SpringSummer 2014


Pakistan Heritage in Modern Times:


Monday, June 30, 2014

Against all odds; SYNTHETIC POLO SHIRTS for Hot Summer Days

The intense fashion lobby always told me to wear linen, silk or maybe cotton
 in warmer weather.

When I visited Vietnam last winter I bought a bunch of synthetic polo shirts for about 3 or 4 euro each. I simply liked the style and the shine but hesitated because of the synthetic material. 

And guess what, they are the COOLEST THING to wear on a hot humid day!!

The material itself does not pick up the heat and stays much cooler as the body and the outside temperature, giving your skin an airconditioned feeling!! 

See it yourself and check out the amazing details.