THE CROCODILE

January 22, 2016 fake black 0

THE CROCODILE The shirt that Rene Lacoste designed for himself in 1933 was intended to be worn when playing tennis and golf: “Pour moi, pour jouer au tennis comme au golf, j’eus un jour I’idee de creer une chemise.” His design became a massive success. By 1939 up to 300,000 […]

HOLE IN ONE

January 22, 2016 fake black 0

HOLE IN ONE There are indications that golf originated in Holland, but this thesis should never be uttered in the presence of a Scot. It is better to agree with the opinion that it was invented in his homeland. And there is some evidence for this. After all, golf was […]

FISHING – THE OUTFIT

January 22, 2016 fake black 0

FISHING – THE OUTFIT Fishing is a leisure activity loved just as much by kings as by commoners. The monarch will relax by fly fishing the streams that flow through his estate; his subject simply sits by the nearest canal. Not much is required in order to make a start […]

SPECTATING IN STYLE

January 22, 2016 fake black 0

SPECTATING IN STYLE Someone who occasionally goes to horse races or to equestrian tourna­ments will probably have wondered why so many of the men present wear a hat that is far too small for them. If these hats are dark brown, you can be pretty sure they are members of […]

RIDING - THE OUTFIT MEN

RIDING – THE OUTFIT

January 22, 2016 fake black 0

RIDING – THE OUTFIT Quilted vests are still almost as popular among riders as the long-sleeved jacket. They are light as a feather, and air can cir­culate freely under them. A vest like this is also ideal if you want to look smart for a weekend in the country. The […]

THE POCKETKNIFE

January 22, 2016 fake black 0

THE POCKETKNIFE A gentlemen with a pocket-knife? The two go better together than many might think. After all, the Scouts’ motto is “be pre­pared” – for anything. And men of the world also adhere to this precept. The variety of the models on the market is large, but the choice […]

SHOOTING – THE OUTFIT

January 22, 2016 fake black 0

SHOOTING – THE OUTFIT Today the loden coat is popular for both city and country wear, but, as its color suggests, it really belongs to the world of shooting. Despite the superb protection it provides against high winds, good loden is astonishingly light and even slightly water repellent. The coat’s […]

HUNTING, RIDING, FISHING

January 22, 2016 fake black 0

HUNTING, RIDING, FISHING Hunting, riding, fishing – these were the sports pursued by the landed gentry throughout Europe for many years. In Eng­land the term “hunting” means hunting with hounds, while “shooting” is what is known elsewhere as hunting. For the most part, an aristocratic family would leave the upkeep […]

WHY SPORT ?

January 22, 2016 fake black 0

WHY SPORT ? It would be impossible to write a book about the components of international style in clothing without discussing sport. By this, we do not mean football, light atnletics, or high diving, but the sports pursued by the English country gentleman: hunting, shooting, riding, and fishing. We have […]