Style Library [Part 1]

Over the years I have collected a number of books on men's style. Following is a list of some of my favorites (in no particular order). Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion, Alan Flusser (2002). This 305 page tome is one of my all-time favorites. It is full of photographs and old Esquire illustrations. Flusser covers the full spectrum of men's style. The book includes chapters on color, proportion, and pattern. Each … [Read more...]

A Morning At Carreducker


Happy New Year to all. I thought for my first contribution of 2011 I would share an interview I conducted back in November while in London. James Ducker, half of the dynamic duo that make ups Carréducker shoes, was kind enough to meet with me in his Cockpit Yard studio in Bloomsbury to talk bespoke footwear. James ended up making shoes almost by accident. After university, James wanted to go to South America, but his mother luckily convinced … [Read more...]

SarTravel: My Trip To Cape Town


Like many others, I find London in early January to be an exceedingly dreary place. The sparkle and jingle of the Christmas season vanishes, smart shops turn into filthy discount warehouses, the rain pours constantly and the cold wind blows relentlessly: seeing London at this time of year is like glimpsing an aging star without make-up and I prefer to look away. I was offered the opportunity of an escape by a close friend who was travelling to … [Read more...]