1. The act or an instance of combining; the process of being combined.
2. Uniting different uses, functions, or ingredients.
From eggs and bacon to Simon and Garfunkel, Walcott and van Persie to gin and tonic, De Niro and Scorsese to absolutely anything and butter, the world is full of individuals and/or components that combine to create something better. For me, the best menswear does just that. Given the perceived confines of menswear design, the real fun can be had following a gulp of a cocktail that mixes the bold and the subdued, the soft and the hard, the formal and the casual and so on. Menswear can always be surprising. As the great beard stroking military strategist Sun Tzu noted, "there are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.” With so many options, there should be no excuse for repetition or boredom.
This morning I noticed that each part of my outfit contained an interesting combination. The mix of grey marl and abstract balloon print of my Christopher Shannon Kidda sweatshirt. The conjoining of plain polyester and herringbone wool in my Comme des Garcons Shirt suit. The smart and casual feel of my trainers by H? Katsukawa from Tokyo...