Links: Kiton, Rugby, J McLaughlin…


• Kiton gone astray. ( • Rugby’s haberdashery: the oldest brand new store. ( • J McLaughlin men's store in Southampton, NY.  ( • Fall combination ideas from Men’s Precious.  ( • Your jacket should cover your ass. ( • Working with your tailor. ( • Red Wing Shoe quality testing video. … [Read more...]

Mode Rage: Suits at the Races


I recently discussed weekend shenanigans with a friend of mine who had been to the races. He had attended the meet in a brown checked tweed jacket, sky blue shirt, blue polka dot tie, patterned blue pocket square, light brown trousers and brown brogues. In other words; the race meeting dress code. To my dismay, he informed me that the majority of the racegoers had not aligned themselves with this code. “I could count on two hands” he said … [Read more...]

Two Questions of Balance


Two recent questions from blog readers, though touching on entirely different wardrobe items, nevertheless inspired similar thinking. ‘I have a snazzy pair of spectator shoes but I haven’t worn them yet because they don’t go with my suits. What can I wear them with?’ Spectator shoes (or ‘co-respondent’ shoes) are increasingly popular, and the credit for their renaissance should be given to the brave souls who sport them as … [Read more...]