What’s the idea behind a perpetual notion. I’m over 50.  Among other things I have an interest in men’s style; not fashion.  Of course you have to pay attention to the trends if only to know what you’re ignoring and why.  I think I have something to say.  Although normally the notion has disappeared before I’ve written it down. So that’s the challenge. Primarily a perpetual notion will include thoughts about men’s style as well as music together with other things that interest me.  Not simply a style blog – perhaps a magazine.  My simple principle will be to consider the conflicts between growing old gracefully v disgracefully; not dressing, or acting like a teenager but also not becoming my father or granddad; mutton v lamb: stylish not staid.  The predominant topics will be what can I wear as I get older and will I still listen to indie music in 5, 10, 15 years time. My interests include:

  • Vintage clothing
  • Utility wear
  • Ivy league style
  • Nineteenth/twentieth century work wear – from coveralls to suits and back again
  • Music – Indie, Alternative, Americana, Blues, Jazz and Classical
  • Art
  • History

Menswear brands I like:

  • Universal Works
  • Pike Brothers
  • Blue de Paname
  • Engineered Garments
  • Brooks Brothers
  • The Real McCoy
  • John Simons Apparel
  • J Crew
  • Woolrich
  • Filson
  • Penfield
  • Post Overalls
  • Realm & Empire
  • Uniformes Generale
  • Filson
  • Norse Projects
  • R M Williams
  • Banana Republic

Style Icons:

  • James Stewart
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Steve McQueen
  • Walter Brennan (yes really)
  • Miles Davis
  • John F Kennedy

Why a perpetual notion?

Perpetual means: persistent, continuous, recurring, never-ending, incessant.  Notion is an opinion, a thought, perception understanding or view. A perpetual notion will be my thoughts, my perception. Hopefully it’ll be continuous.

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