I find myself on an overcast Thursday morning on the outskirts of London. The sky is grey, looks like it could easily dissolve into rain, and I could easily find myself complaining about the quite disappointing weather this sumer. It’s enough to put you into a right blue funk, eh? Or, pop on a parka and enjoy the opportunity to get out of the sun and heat for a while.
Oh, and the Tube is closed due to a strike, to add yet more burden to things. A lot worse for those that rely on it than for me though, a mere pleasure-traveller. What else is there to do today but drink too much strong coffee and noodle around the web? More than I know right know, that much is certain, though meeting people and visiting the Imperial War Museum are on the cards.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted a collection of images from Instagram account, so I thought I would present a carefully curated selection for those that don’t follow my every move directly. You might like to check it out, as it’s a fine way of interacting and getting in touch. Or, to revisit the theme of being glum and sullen, even complimenting me on having a couple more facial expressions than top supermodel and it-girl Carla Delevingne.
I was going to post another sock photo, to inform you that I had posted part two of my epic sock investigation on WellDressedDad.com. However, I thought I'd combine it with a small lesson in how to pose like a proper model for photos. I noticed this poster in a Topshop and couldn't but appreciate that the girl on the photo makes no effort at all to look anything but sullen and bored, so henceforth I will only look morose and pissed off on my photos! No more awkward smiles! Taking lessons from the pros! Yay! Quite a relief for all involved, eh? #socks #sockfetish #blogger #fblogger #fashion #menswear #supermodel #caradelevingne #pose #instaman #instafashion #dadstyle
I suspect though that it will take more than curating a sullen and glum look to transform me into a top dad-model and generally “it” chap! Do I even want to live a life of supercars, unlimited chemicals, awesome experiences, beautiful people and unlimited money? Put like that it does become something to ponder indeed. I’d be more inclined to go for vintage sportscars, thick tweed, solid shoes, proper parkas, perfect g&t’s, meeting fascinating people and … well, sufficient money would be quite acceptable. Life doesn’t need to be set to 11 on just everything, right?
A few of the “looks” from the past month
Summerwear showdown! Up for judgement today is an outtake from today's photoshoot featuring seasonally appropriate outerwear by Mackintosh (green) and Norwegian Rain (brown). Left, right, both or none? #nofilter #norwegianrain #mackintosh #norwegiansummer #summer #grenson #barbour #lividjeans #dadstyle
In preparation for another trip to Delhi in two weeks I have been looking over my appropriate khaki linen. Should I invest in a pith helmet and a portable tonic water cooler, or would that be taking it too far? In any case, it looks to be mostly raining there now… #india #linen #khaki #barbour #nigelcabourn #newdelhi #dadstyle #offduty
And some holiday snaps!
And some big questions…
Brogue showdown! Classic gentlemans brogue versus knockabout upstart, both from my collection of custom ruggedised brogues. Church on the left, One True Saxon on the right. Dainite sole versus commando sole for bonus lives! Incidentally, both of these cracking examples are chronicled on WellDressedDad.com #brogues #shoes #dainite #shoehealer #gentlemanissues #dadstyle
Red Wing showdown! Which gets your bootlust going the most: the classic well oiled 877 with a season of wear and indigo stains, or the brand new pair of Supersoles, with only a single soak of oil and a mere whiff of polish? Experience over youth? Search for Red Wing on the blog for more info… #showdown #boots #redwings #myredwings #dadstyle
Just posted on WellDressedDad.com about my footwear dilemma… Heading to India in two weeks, trying to find the appropriate footwear to go with khaki linen. Can you assist with this genuine #firstworldproblem? #fblogger #fashion #shoes #brogues #redwings #linen #imperialistyle #dadstyle #instaman #instashoes #instaboot #instaclothes #outfitgrid #menswear
I’m always taking photos, so stay tuned for more awesome and inspiring images on my Instagram!