I just picked up this jacket from Tailor CAID, it's our Model 99 in a fabric we're using this FW for The Armoury's RTW collection. Super glad the weather sucks, means I can wear it two days in a row! Paired with grey trousers in first image, air force blue trousers second image.
This was my Credor Eichi 1, I just sold it. There are very few of them in the world and I was lucky enough to have one for the last six years. I rarely wore it (at least for Instagram) but I understood its significance and loved it dearly. After all, it contains one of the most finely finished movements of all time, and a porcelain dial and crown inset made by Noritake. It is a pinnacle of watchmaking. Letting a watch go tends to be fairly painless for me but this one is bittersweet. I have so many fond memories tied to the piece. The trip to acquire it at an odd dealer in Tokyo that had no doors on the shop. The visit to the Seiko Epson factory in Suwa, Japan, where it and the Spring Drive technology were born. The time I showed the newly formed Armoury New York team the piece when they came to Hong Kong (ahem @nickragosta, @jhilla, @thekirkland). Bonding with the Hodinkee team over it (@sjpulvirent). Why did I sell it? I was always a little too precious with it, a little shy to wear it out and a little nervous to show it to people. Seems silly now that it's finally leaving my hands for good, I am writing about it. The new owner is a respected collector and I am over the moon that he is taking it over, may it bring him good health and tidings.
The Armoury / Drake's / Drop93 / Ring Jacket sample sale starts tomorrow 10am at 28 W 38th St. It will be epic 😎
My interview on A Collected Man just launched! Thanks to Silas and Jonnie for making it happen @a_collected_man
@asashibarber my go-to barber in London, highly recommended. Next to SEH Kelly, too...
London trip went by so fast :'(
Today is the last day of the Gursky show at the Hayward Gallery. Well worth checking out. It's beautifully displayed, too. My first time at the Hayward gallery, the structure itself is striking and fits the work perfectly.
B Roll for the lookbook
Ok, finally released the SS look book, link in profile. I'm so tired of seeing "gentlemen" imagery, I don't want to see more dudes with their legs crossed drinking whiskey and smoking cigars. I wanted to show a city I truly love, Tokyo, at its best: quiet, subtle, mundane but human. Hope you like it! Special thanks to our photographer this time, @kotsuchiya https://thearmoury.com/blogs/journal/the-armoury-spring-summer-2018
Marcus in a Tokyo subway exit
Bloody hell, right on the stripe, too.
Got a nice quote in Esquire USA about how clothing is a language. Many thanks, guys! @esquire
Naka-san setting up his mannequin doppleganger at Drake's Ginza 6
Our bus, our home for the last two days
never spent this much time on a platform before
Captions too much trouble but the image is nice. Can someone bring back chronological Instagram posts again so this makes sense?