If you're wealthy enough, you never have to carry your own things. It was reported last year, for example, that Karl Lagerfeld not only travels with at least twenty-five Goyard suitcases (and who knows how many people hired to carry them), but also has a staffer follow him around with a single glass of Pepsi Max, just in case he should ever find himself thirsty. Most of us can't afford such luxuries, unfortunately, so we have to schlep our own things around
Since the early 19th century, elegant menswear has based itself around solid colors. Still today, more than 200 years after Beau Brummell's proclamation that male clothing should be simple and austere, many men wear patterns only with reluctance, and even then only following the lead of some style icon.
One of the ironies of Thanksgiving is that it’s a day we get dressed in some of favorite clothes, but also a day when our clothes are most likely to be ruined. Careless hands and running children and can send saucy foods and colorful drinks spilling onto our best garments, potentially ruining things we spent a lot of time and money to find.
“Wear a tie” is kind of like “start with a joke.” It's good advice, but you have to know your audience and occasion to execute it properly, and missteps can be disastrous. As with jokes, five is about the bare minimum of ties you should have to be prepared for any situation. But it can't be just any five. Here's one suggestion for a versatile five-tie wardrobe.
I like to think of myself as a practical man. I’m hardly unique in that regard but, as a member of the unfortunate group that will quote Gordon Gekko without a trace of irony, I feel I have as good a claim to that distinction as anyone. At least anyone with uncalloused hands.
The difference between a tourist and a traveler is described well by a character in Paul Bowles’ The Sheltering Sky: “Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another.”
Meet Greg Lellouche it’s founder. Born and raised in France, Greg’s father, a banker, was instrumental in teaching him the basics of classic dress- how to tie a tie, shining shoes every Sunday afternoon, how to wear a pocket square and fitting into a conservative profession as a junior banker.