M&S Savile Row Inspired


Richard James has been busy. Hot on the heels of his ‘Mayfair’ ready-to-wear collection for John Lewis comes another collaboration with a UK high-street giant. This time, Marks & Spencer (now re-branded, somewhat bizarrely, ‘Your M&S’) have invited the Row’s modernist tailor to sprinkle a little Savile magic on their notoriously dowdy menswear department. The ‘Savile Row Inspired’ collection, to be launched on 29th March … [Read more...]

A Reader’s Question: Colour Matching


“I'm the kind of guy who always wears navy jackets with pretty much everything. Now I have gotten a chocolate brown Zegna jacket and a mid grey DB from YSL. Could please advice me which colour and type of trousers to wear with those? I personally find it very hard. Thanks a lot in advance!” I recently received the above question from a reader of my blog. Choosing separates can be a tricky business. It’s no wonder that most men stick … [Read more...]

Links: Cleaning Suede, Cigar Suit, Evening Clothes…


• How to clean suede shoes. (hangerproject.com) • Cigar suit for summer. (dieworkwear.com) • Noel Cowards’ brown evening clothes.  (asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com) • How low can you go: the $25 outfit (including undergarments.) (mistermidwester.blogspot.com) • The $20 outfit (no comment on undergarments.) (afistfulofstyle.tumblr.com) • March madras duels. (ivy-style.com) • March favorite: Mackintosh jacket. … [Read more...]

Le Cercle Rouge, a Visual Reminder of the Essence of Men’s Style


French Director Jean Pierre Melville’s 1970 film Le Cercle Rouge, is among the most highly regarded, little seen stealth influences on some of the most well known directors of the last 30 years. The starkly costumed looks of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction read like homage to what must be considered the crown jewel of Melville’s multi-picture exploration of American style gangster flicks, with Le Cercle Rouge being likened by some to the idea … [Read more...]

Spring Selections from the High Street


Everyone that knows me – or my methods – knows that the high street is my primary hunting ground. Though I love and appreciate tailoring and a number of high-end products, the fact of the matter is I am a lover of variety and novelty. Fully converting to bespoke clothing is a fantasy for someone in my position, unless I am to severely limit the range and choice of clothing that I so enjoy. As a keen high street shopper, I am always on the … [Read more...]