Cotton, Linen And Wool Suits

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Casual suits are a summer staple for the well turned out man and with summer just around the corner for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, I thought I’d talk about why suits made out of cotton and linen are considered to be more casual. Specifically, I want to run through some of the difference between suits made from cotton, linen and wool. However, before we jump into that, have a look at the comparison pic below of me wearing linen … [Read more...]

Why Copying Can Be The Best Solution

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Tailoring isn't why I started writing about clothes. I’m well aware that there are countless bloggers, forumers, ‘online personalities’ and seasoned style leaders who are passionate about, even obsessed by, suits. As a result, there is a consistent and formidable stream of introductions, explanations, examinations and reviews. A torrent of information on all kinds of things; off the rack suits, alterations, buttons, made-to-measure, … [Read more...]

M&S and Gandy: A Brief Story

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Missed opportunity. There are few sadder words in the English language. “Too late” is heartbreaking; “gone forever” is, frankly miserable. I was ruminating on these maudlin notes when viewing the much ballyhooed and heavily marketed underwear collection created by David Gandy for Marks & Spencer. The story of the product is that Gandy, a male model – reputed to be the world’s most successful – has, for a price, lent his name … [Read more...]

The RKOI

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"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me…Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different." Scott Fitzgerald’s words are never out of date. And there is no better example of this than the notorious Rich Kids of Instagram. The lives of the wealthy have always fascinated the commonfolk. The cult of celebrity, salacious gossip … [Read more...]

Down with the Kids

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I recently walked past the new Abercrombie & Fitch "Kids" store on Savile Row. Did you get that? Abercrombie. Fitch. KIDS. On SAVILE ROW. It's like being told that there's a Ladbrokes in Belgrave Square. However, aside from how monumentally disappointing it is to me that this particular berth is now a reality, it did prompt me to think. Now that the pavement will be clogged with Bugaboos and the air ever more redolent of … [Read more...]