Links: RLPL Sportcoat, Kilim Slippers, Bastian…


• Review of Ralph Lauren Purple Label sportcoat made by Raffaele Caruso ( • Kilim slippers. ( • Bastian's inspiration. ( • More Bastian praise. ( • UK loves the Ivy. ( • The pinky ring. ( • Michael Drake on style: English worn by the French ( • Peculiarities of buying … [Read more...]

If You Can Buy It at an Airport It Ceases to Be Exclusive


Two ordinary button down shirts, yes? Well, not quite. Well, not for me anyways. These are in fact the first samples for my own label. You may remember that this is a little project I’m working on. Kicking things off I’m aiming to offer the perfect button down, soft roll collared shirt. Indeed, my frustration at not being able to find one, off the peg and for a modest sum, is what finally convinced me to go down this road. I should add, … [Read more...]

43 Favorite Quotes about Men’s Style

Being a lover of style as well as quotations it is only natural to have a list of favorite style quotations: (In no particular order) 1. ”A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.” - Oscar Wilde 2. “Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson 3. “The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of … [Read more...]

Links: Preppy Swede, J.Press, Packing…


• Preppiest Swede visits the preppiest American. ( • J. Press goes slim. ( • Packing tips. ( • Inspired by Mr Porter. ( • Gaziano & Girling bespoke. ( • Review of Septieme Largeur shoes. ( • Drake’s Spring/Summer jacket preview. ( • Ties made from 40-year … [Read more...]

The Tetbury Tailor


Call me a London snob, but I am rarely optimistic about shopping in the shires. It’s not that the shopping establishments outside the capital are poor, it’s just that I never seem to find anything. Shopping in large county towns is bad enough, but when it comes to country villages and tiny market towns, I lose any hope of seeing something worth my while. Though shopping is never the reason for my visits to these places, I feel slightly … [Read more...]