Is it weird that I missed working on my own Instagram?
I'm taking over @thearmourynyc for the next few days. It's serious business.
I am so funny
Special thanks to @fpjourneofficial, Mr Halimi and Mr Luk for the exceptional servicing of this unusual little piece, I didn't expect it back in such beautiful condition. This watch has had a pretty wild history, most of which isn't fit for public consumption. If you bump into me, ask, it's an entertaining tale.
If you already have the Drake's navy and brown grenadine necktie standards, consider the apple green. Bright, but not in your face, a personal favourite of mine kindly recommended by Michael Hill years ago. Also, special thanks to @100hands for a great new shirt!
It's the rare Baseball Cap Turtle, only found in certain parts of Causeway Bay and Tai Hang.
Congee time. Thank you Komatsu-san for visiting us in HK last week!
Last day of Ortus trunk show, making some neat bespoke bags for customers, excited to see the results!
I had an inquiry from @moses.choi about what's the difference between the two Porter briefcase. The top is Nylon Polyester mix, gold hardware and bottom is Nylon only, silver and black hardware. The weave on the ny/poly mix has a more pronounced texture, looking more like a canvas. The poly only is tighter and more refined looking, it's a little more subtle. Durability is the same for both. Hope that helps!
If you are in HK, go see the independent watchmaker exhibition that's part of the Phillips auction preview in the old Mandarin Oriental on the second floor. Congratulations and thanks to Maxima Gallery and @pboutros. Some incredible pieces but this one in particular... I have not been so smitten by a watch in a long time.
Nothing says Sunday like white wine in a camping mug
Last day Fukuda trunk show in HK at the Pedder Building
An absolutely stunning piece, Mr D's grandfather's Omega Geneve Quartz from the 70s. Beautifully put together and with a perfect smooth sweep to the second hand.
I visited Yojiro Imasaka's studio in East Williamsburg. He's the photographer responsible for the great black and white forest image hanging near the steel stairs at The Armoury NYC. He shoots most of his work with this old Deardorff view camera. @yojiroimasaka
My new travel companion, The Armoury x Porter Traveller’s Briefcase, a design I worked on a few years ago that we've reissued in new colours. I wrote a piece on its genesis on thearmoury.com. My colleague Max counted 18 pockets in the design, haha.
We did a tasting event with Macallan at the shop today, was fun! Thanks to Macallan, Marlon and all our guests for coming!
I've had this Liverano jacket for seven years now, somehow I still fit in it. If in doubt, let it out.