My last few weeks have been really focused on looking at garments in their bare bones. Like most good things, composition has a huge influence on the overall goodness. Like how corn-starched gravy can never fool for a well reduced jus, fabricating a basic tee out of poor materials has the same effect on me. Its colour won’t sing as harmoniously, nor will it breathe on your skin… or at all. So all this inspecting happened at Premiere Vision in Paris where I was exploring the textile, hardware, and accessory worlds as one vast package.
I had the delightful pleasure of doing this with my pals Nige and Stace who definitely know more than their weight’s worth in this territory. We nerded out on details that shelter us, make us feel good, and won’t let us down. To me, these are the most important things I look for in clothing, but more often than not they’re overlooked or under-thought during the showdown. That’s why you’ll find me zinging with excitement or tinglingly tantalised about good ‘ol workwear or vintage wondersorts. This is the dreamy criteria that I consider foundation for ‘W’Menswear’, because there’s a much deeper sentiment behind why I dress the way I do. I’m just a gal who’s romantically in love with the Universe and one who places value in functionality.
Last week a new Ponytail Pal, Cyana Madsen interviewed me for the Henrietta Street Journal, the blog for The Army Gym store in London and she had some good few words that made me smile like a smug frog. Read it here.