Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Ovadia & Sons

There's a lot to like about Ovadia & Sons, the New York menswear label designed by the boyish and charming twin brothers Ariel and Shimon Ovadia. That their father started the parent company, of which Ovadia & Sons is an extension, out of the back of the family station wagon in the Eighties is a remarkable origin story. Their filial loyalty is endearing and undeniable, as is the deft handling of sportswear the duo have previously exhibited in spades. So it's somewhat disappointing that, with the exception of go-anywhere sneakers and several stellar jackets, the brothers' collection for this season seemed to lack some of the frisson they enjoyed, or earned, when they launched in 2010. It was an odd turn of events for a show inspired by what Ariel described as the energy of New York. We seemed to be watching a procession of menswear basics -floral, denim, track, nautical- that totaled the sum of their parts exactly. So let's think back, fondly, to those stellar jackets : calfskin bombers, cashmere peacoats, nylon windbreakers, and one extraordinary Prince of Wales duster with mesh lining. Outerwear is still very much in, and few can do it as well as the brothers Ovadia.

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