Tuesday, June 30, 2009

White jacket & white hat

Sr./Mr. Alcídio de Carvalho

White jacket is not something that many men feel comfortable to wear. White hat is not something that many men feel comfortable in using. But there are still some men that don’t seem to feel uncomfortable in using both, and if possible, at the same time

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fashion & Countryside

A moda e o mundo rural
fashion & countryside

Day by day we’re more heedful and respectful to countryside. And that works to fashion as well. There are much more garments or accessories that we “steal” from countryside than we can imagine…

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Speaking about stripes..

Por falar em riscas.. / Speaking about stripes..

..I will always love blue & white

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ericeira - Mr. Nicolau

Ericeira - O Sr. Nicolau da Praia da Baleia

After taking the photo I came to the conclusion that we all noticed Mr Nicholas the moment we arrived to the beach. This wonderful mix between Hemingway and the Latin man who makes the delights of women from Northern Europe wouldn’t be easy to ignore. In this portrait...the eternal Lacoste Polo-shirt he’s wearing is just a small detail

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The lovely contrast between glasses and tattoos


I always thought that a good balance of contrasts was the halfway stage to a beautiful scenario. I always remember Francisco, an huge mulatto that lived in the neighbourhood that used to wear impeccable linen suits or the baby face punk I used to see in the subway in my way to school. The tattoos, like it more or less, are a strong image, and when they concern to men, most of times seem aggressive too. The graduated glasses, no matter some design or marketing efforts, hardly loose they’re connotation of serenity, wisdom and labour. The two together are Alexandre. Here, the Fred Perry polo-shirt – more than enough by itself to create a post – it’s just a bonus. Everything else is Alex

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fashion and motorcycles

I had to walk back a whole block, have faith that the traffic restraints on downtown would do their job and take advantage of the color of the traffic light just to take this picture. After I turned my back around I thought “this is the second picture of a motorcycle that I take, and from the Taylor you should expect it to be a blog about fashion before anything else, or at least that it inspires itself on fashion to talk about anything else.” I turned around thinking about how nice that motorcycle was and about my apparently well succeeded posts where I didn’t just stick to the sheer aesthetic analysis of the clothes of those that got photographed. I took a turn at Rua Augusta, walked in at the MUDE (Museum of Fashion and Design) and the first thing I saw represented, even before a Christian Dior coat and jacket, was a Vespa 125. Presumptuously I thought to myself:
- "Not bad, for a guy that works at a bank.”

p.s. - did you liked the scooter? click here to know more

Monday, June 8, 2009

São Paulo in Lisbon

Elegância paulista

There are 2 main reasons why I don’t publish a post everyday: the first one, I’ll talk about it some other day; the other reason is the simple fact that people have the (nice) habit of walking along with somebody else. Interrupting any conversations saying “hey, I’m going to need your friend for 30 seconds” would seem a bit rude and evocative of the ungrateful job of those whose work is to stand on the door of night clubs deciding who goes in and who goes home. Digressions aside… this lady’s husband was too good looking and charming to let himself bother by a kid that, even before addressing her, asked him if he could shoot his wife. Well, don’t get fooled, it was up to this lady from São Paulo to decide, but we all know that when it comes to the person we love the most, we all become a bit more sensitive than we would be in any other circumstance. As for the rest, her husband had as much charm as he had good looks. It’s fun to take pictures like these.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Letter to Manel (Uniforms and Identities)

Dear Manel,
Some have the capability of intimidating others just for their presence, some have the ability of stopping traffic just for their walk and some have the virtue of never letting themselves be extinguished by what they’re wearing. When we’re wearing a uniform, we always loose a bit of ourselves for the piece of garment we wear. I’ve always felt a little bit less me every time I had to wear one. As you can imagine, for a guy that thought about doing a blog about rags, wearing the rags he didn’t choose can be particularly itchy. But you, Manel, you simply said to me “Sure you can shoot, I’m just doing my job”.
You sure were, Manel. And everybody looking at you could realize that if you wore a tuxedo for an evening out or bathing shorts on the beach, they would always see you. But me, I seem to pass through a multiplicity of egos when I go between coat and tie from Monday to Friday, and a baseball cap and a tank top shirt on the weekends. “Sure you can shoot, I’m just doing my job”. Yes you are, Manel, but all I’m asking is for you to give a 10 minute tolerance to that car and to forgive me for taking the “u” off from “Manuel”. I can assure you that I’m doing it with the same simplicity for who (sometimes) it’s hard not to introduce myself as “Zé”, instead of “José”, during work time. I have to go now. By 9 o’clock I have to be José again.
Best regards,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Beauty of Fatherhood

My last memory of Ricardo has 13 or 14 years. We were both wearing tight pants doing Capoeira. Me, on the climax of my (pre) teens, and Ricardo, I suspect, on his first manhood years.
Times have changed. Ricardo seemed more good looking and happier. We can only blame Graça, Jorge and Rosa and their beautiful white hats. When I first started The Lisbon Taylor, it never crossed my mind to get a picture like this. Its beauty can turn a picture of a beautiful lady wearing an evening gown with a low neckline into something ordinary. Besides, I can’t think of anything sexier than these marsupial adornments.
PS: Interesting people create interesting projects. This couple opened up a store recently. I enjoyed it and (more important) Time Out also did. At Calçada do Carmo, 26-28.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Maria - shorts and half-boots


There are people that don't match up to our expectations. There are others, however, that what you see is what you get. That applies to Maria. So beautiful and so pleasant