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  1. Hey Dude

    Just stumbled upon your blog from Trashness. I really like your style, although not sure how you afford all that RL?! Anyway, just thought I'd let you know i'll be stealing some ideas for myself.

    Cheers
    Ben

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    1. Hi Ben!

      I'm sorry for my late reply, I've been away for some days now (update is on it's way).
      Thank you very much, that's quite nice to hear. Actually I work in a clothing store that deal, among other brands, Ralph Lauren. I get some special offers with it, so that comes quite in handy!
      That's nothing else than fine by me, I'll be glad to hear how that's working out for you!

      Cheers
      Sartorial Living

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  2. Hi,

    Where is it possible to by the orian bracelet that you are wearing?

    regards

    Jaime

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    1. Hi Jamie!

      My e-mail is not kind at heart these days, so I'm sorry for my late reply.
      I have actually no idea where you can find it in the UK. All I know is that they're hand made in Italy. I've tried to find a web page somewhere, but it's impossible.

      Kind regards,
      Sartorial Living

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    2. Hi again Jaime!
      I've found the Orian home site; www.orian.it
      Simple as that.

      Cheers

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  3. Hey Mate

    Love your style. How do you possibly afford it all! Anyway was wondering if you could help me out with where you got that morris white shirt. Its perfect. Could you recommend some online sites which don't break the bank ie Mr Porter is usually way out of my league.

    Thanks a bunch

    J

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    1. Thank you very much.
      Working in a menswear store has it advantages, but still it is a matter of priorities for some.

      For starters it is not possible to find the Morris brand outside Scandinavia, so you would have to order it. The shirt is true to size and not super slim, so you can tailor it if the cut is wrong. Contact me by mail at sartorialliving@gmail.com if you want and we can find a way to order it for you.
      Second of all; I do not shop a lot online, I have only ordered from MrPorter, the rest I have in my own store. Just swinging the bat here; I have heard that Asos (http://www.asos.com) and Matchesfashion (http://www.matchesfashion.com) is okay. Where the last mentioned has a lot of different price ranges. That being said; going to websites to "window shop" before going to the real stores is the best way to use these kinds of sites.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      SL

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  4. Hi mate

    Love your style. I am due to get married and am leaning toward a tux. I was wondering what you would suggest to make it a bit more special than just a general tux. Also if you have any other suit ideas etc that will a bit more special than just a normal suit for the day that would be great as well.

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi there!

      Thank you very much.
      First off: congratulations to you and your better half!
      Let's not forget: a tux is a tux. There is not much that are supposed to be done with, especially for a wedding. With that being said...
      I would go for a waist band, a white flower lapel pin and a white pocket square as accessories.
      I would choose a wing collar shirt with horizontal stripes instead of vertical.
      The tuxedo itself should have a medium width on the lapels (not thin!) and no stitches around the edge parties. When it comes to the trousers I do not really fancy the wide straps, but I would not cut it entirely. The cut of the trousers should be slim with a solid press.
      As shoes I would go for normal lace down tuxedo shoes. The only focus here is the lining and the toe cap. I would go for no lining and a medium pointy toe cap. Something like this.
      http://g.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/Large/11/_7535031.jpg

      Over all I would say that this would make a perfect groom of almost anybody.

      I hope this helps you and again congratulations!

      Cheers,
      SL

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  5. I like the watch-over-shirt-cuff look in your most recent pictures. It's quite unique and it strikes me as being very Italian - although, I must admit that I've rarely seen it, even when I've been in Italy. Where did you get the idea? Is this a style you'll develop further?
    Cheers,
    Ken.

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    1. Thank you, Ken!

      Well, I've seen it in a photo on Tumblr some time back from Pitti Uomo I believe. It stuck on me. Though it was not before just recently, when I gained the Seiko Connaisseur with the small timepiece and skinny band, that I started using it. Me and an other gent discussed it recently. He was the one who told the story from the post I posted about the subject. He was again told the store from mr. Borelli I believe it was.
      The front figure: The famous Gianni Agnelli was firstly known for his wealth, but also his way to dress - sprezzatura. He wore the watch over the cuff.
      At least I have to say that I've never seen it the number of times I've been to Italy.

      We will se what the time brings. I will not stop doing it any time soon anyways!

      Cheers,
      SL

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    2. Thanks for your reply, SL.

      As I've said already, the watch-over-cuff look is rarely seen, particularly here in the UK. If worn over a shirt cuff, the look works only if the cuff is the narrow-fitting Italian style as you wear, otherwise the watch band causes the cuff to bunch up and become crumpled.

      Another look which I've seen occasionally in the past is a watch with a metal band of the expanding type worn over the sleeve of a sweater. I think that this can look good if the watch is a vintage one from the 1950s or 60s, particularly with a dark coloured dress sweater, such as a v-neck, with narrow-fitting sleeves, and provided that the watch band is not too long but fits quite tightly over the sleeve.

      What do you think?

      Regards,

      Ken.

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    3. Hi again, Ken.

      That's right. I think an other kind of watch with maybe a bigger timepiece or band makes it look quite awkward. It also does not look quite right if the cuff is not tight enough to not curl up under the watch.

      I have never seen such thing, though it's not always that I look too close on that particular area. Maybe I will take a look at it and see how it feels, though I don't wear sweaters too often. I think at least it's a great idea, it serves the same purpose as with the cuff!

      Cheers,
      SL

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  6. Hey,

    Great blog. I like your street look with the suit and polo shirt (among all of the others), which leads to my question. I am attending an outdoor wedding this weekend at a county club and was thinking of doing something similar, but with a pair of dressier shoes. However, my fiance didn't seem to keen on the idea b/c she didn't think it would be dressy enough. My thoughts are since it's outdoors, and in the south, the look will be ok and cooler. What are your thoughts?

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    1. Hi.

      Thank you for that! I'm sorry about the late reply.
      Well, it depends on how the groom and bride wants to arrange the wedding, but I would say that is a little too casual. If you would like to release yourself from the feeling of wearing a suit, I would go for a stiffer jacket/pants combo. I would say more like this look right here (except from the tie maybe):
      http://sartorial-living.blogspot.com/2013/05/street-look-spring-suspends.html?m=1

      This is a little more sophisticate than with a polo shirt, and is less boring than a suit and a white shirt.

      Cheers,
      SL

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  7. Hey,

    I came across your blog when I was browsing the internet for some style inspiration. I have to say, I think "Sartorial Living" is probably the best blog I came across so far. That being said, hopefully you can help me out. I like the silk tie look, but I'm not going to wear silk due to religious reasons. Is there any way I can obtain ties made out of artificial silk that look like the ties featured in this blog? I've had a hard time finding them on the internet so far. Thanks for the help!

    Best Regards,

    Hasan

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    1. Hi Hasan.

      I am sorry about the lack of response, I have not been blogging for quite a while.
      I would say something in polyester would do, though it's a cheap fabric, which also means it will look cheap.
      I suggest going for some linen or fine woven cotton and keep it straight by damping (linen) or ironing (cotton) the tie before or after use.

      Cheers,
      SL

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  8. hi, I am looking for an acquaviva linen double breasted jacket portrayed on blog here it has white bottons, I am unable to find that jacket anywhere, can you help me locate as to where I can get it, tried, NYC, LA, etc... valentino18012002@yahoo.com please help, thanks

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    1. Hi.

      I am sorry about the lack of respons, I have not been blogging for quite a while.
      About the jacket, it's an italian jacket bought in Oslo, Norway, some time ago, I am sure you can't find it anymore. I'm sorry.
      Keep in mind that it's not the time for linen jackets, so the possibility of you finding a similar jackets when the SS14 collection drops are big.

      Cheers,
      SL

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  9. Hi.

    I am looking for that grey Gregers shoes which you wore in a couple of pictures. Did you still wear them and can you please tell me where I can get them? I have not even found a website from Gregers. Or maybe you can also give me a tip where I could find similar shoes.

    Thank you and greets from Germany

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    1. The Greger brand is Norwegian and as far as I know they haven't yet went international. Therefore they are only possible to get a hold of there. Common Projects have someone pretty much the same, though in a higher price range. Check MrPorter out.

      Hope this helps!

      Cheers

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    2. Okay thanks for your answer. Which sneaker do you wear currently or still the gregers?

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  10. Hi, it's me again:)

    Can you recommend me a few other sneaker? Maybe some that you bought yourself or that you have in mind. Incidentally, it is a pity that you are not so active anymore. I love your sense of style and it's a big inspiration for me! I hope that you will soon upload more pictures of your style again :)
    Yet another question, are there internet fashion sites which inspire you?

    Thanks and greets from Germany

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    1. Hey man,

      I really recommend the Superga 2750 Classics that I've been wearing for some time now on my Instagram (@sartorialliving).
      Otherwise here are some ideas (from price high to low): Lanvin, Gianvito Rossi, Acne, APC, J. Lindeberg and Adidas (Stan Smith). Be sure to check out Maison Martin Margiela's collaboration with Converse too.

      Thank you for the words, I am trying to post as often as I can, even though I know it's not as it used to be. One day it will again!

      When it comes to people that inspire me I would say the Patrick Johnson is on top of that list and Les Freres Jo' is a cool brothership to keep an eye on. That being said I would say my biggest inspiration is myself and that's really important to remember.

      Cheers mate

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  11. Hi,

    Thanks for your answer! Has really helped me.

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  12. Hey,

    I'am looking for a nice summer jacket or something like that. I had thought of something like a field jacket but maybe you can give me some good other ideas?
    I'm open to everything except of black leather jackets ;)

    What do you think of this jacket for example:

    http://www.belstaff.de/herren/oberbekleidung/jacken-und-mantel/radford-jacke-military-green/21050015C61A0204-1.html?start=15

    Thanks!

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