As you might remember from the latest installment in our ongoing campaign for the summer pocket square (sure, we’re still a month from official summerdom, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t get a head start), we directed you to the newest pochettes from P. Johnson. But until this morning, you wouldn’t have been able to get your hands on them (or the resplendent shantung silk ties, or in-house hangers, for that matter) without an appointment and plane ticket to Melbourne.
The internet has just become a more handsome place.
As you might have noticed, we’ve spent the past couple weeks trying to make the summer pocket square happen. (Think: bold, vibrant, sometimes-asymmetrical prints of dancing flamingos—or dancing steps, even). And with this new crop of summery silk from Aussie tailor P. Johnson, we can officially say this is happening. Tuck one into your breast pocket and wear it as a badge of dapper festiveness. Our job here is done.
In the editorial world, we like to talk about trends, but some things just work. They’ve worked for decades and they’ll work for decades to come, long after the double monks of the world have come and gone. Our favorite example: the divine convergence between navy blue and khaki, the two poles of gentlemanly spring style.
As we head into cotton suit season, Aussie tailor P. Johnson has put together a near-impeccable guide to the camicia spalla or Neapolitan shoulder. It’s the puckered version on the left, compared with the regular, unstructured shoulder on the right. By our lights, the non-Neapolitan version is a little more classic, a little less trendy, but it’s still useful for anyone looking to spice up an otherwise standard jacket. It’s even better as a way to test your tailor’s chops. Any suit maker who can pull this off is worth whatever he’s charging.