Wednesday, 31 July 2013



This is Eric on Grafton street in the rain
I like the rolled up jeans and the nikes.
They really compliment each other. He told me the jeans are Levi's and made for cycling. I need to research these jeans some more.
The shirt is simple and sturdy and a great choice by the Hong kongese.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Stutterheim (streetstyle)

My brother Muiris was photographed by Stephen Moloney, a blogger in Ireland, wearing his yellow Stutterheim.

He teamed the look with some uniqlo jeans, Lanvin crocodile skin belt and a simple white shirt.

Check out Stephen's blog

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Bleu de Travail

I picked up this jacket in Paris over a year ago. I've worn it lots around Dublin. This is me wearing my bleu de travail with my girlfriend Sarah.

Photo: Stylehunter (Darren Kennedy
Darach Mac Mathúna and Sarah Hashish

I fell in love with the simplicity of the cut and material, the functional pockets and its almost heavy shirt like quality. It looks like a worker's jacket and in France is known as the bleu de travail. A French family showed me some of their great grandfather's original bleu de travail jackets dating from the beginning of the 20th century and before.

Photo: Mr Newton (streetstyle)

It has become quite popular as a jacket in recent months, both on the streets and catwalk.

I photographed Thomas, in Dublin wearing a suit like version of the blue jacket. He tells me that there is one being made for me in Africa. I hope he's not joking.

Thomas with his blue suit

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Yellow Raincoat

I've been looking around for a raincoat for the last six months. I've been thinking about getting a classic yellow raincoat for a while now that strikes a balance between function and style. I remember some examples of yellow raincoats from childhood in a children's poster I had with some cartoon ducks in yellow raincoats and a yellow coat that a family friend wore on a trip he made across the Atlantic from Ireland to America that I remember from the cover of the book he wrote about it.

I love Swedish brand Stutterheim's raincoats since I first saw them at the Capsule Trade show in Paris last year. Their rain gear is functional yet aesthetically appealing and I've had my eye on their yellow version for a while.

This coat should be prove a particularly useful in rainy Ireland.

Detailed post on Stutterheim on its way very soon.

Ar Bhád Chonraí go Meiriceá
by Colm Dubh Ó Méalóid
(featuring a yellow oilskin raincoat)

Unboxing of my own Stutterheim coat

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


This blog was set up as a way of expressing my ideas about fashion. The Irish word Balcaisí means rag, garment or clothes, and was a word used quite a bit by my Father during my childhood. I have included some photos of a shoot I did a few days ago. More to follow!!!


Photography: Lina Soderstrom (Lina Di Moda)
Model: Emer Toale
Styling: Darach Mac Mathúna