A Comprehensive List of Online MTM (MTO, Custom-Made) Shirt-Makers

Online made-to-measure (made-to-order, custom-made) shirt industry is one of the fastest growing in menswear. The idea is simple in theory: you pick the fabric and design of a shirt, provide your measures, place an order, and in 15 – 45 days you receive a custom-made shirt that fits you perfectly. It could be like that in practice too, but you must choose the right shirt-maker, provide the right measures and have a bit of luck. Searching for … [Read more...]

Introducing Equus Leather or How I ‘Made’ my First ‘Bespoke’ Belt

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Equus Leather is owned and operated by Charlie Trevor and Dawn McCormack in the Northumberland region of the UK. Charlie manages the leatherwork and Dawn handles photography and the business administration. Charlie has been producing leather and bridle work since 1995 and his products can be found all over the world from Europe, to the US to the Middle and Far East and Australia. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to work with Charlie to build … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Foster & Son, Summer Suits, Middle Age Style…

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• Beautiful new bespoke models by Foster & Son  (the-shoe-snob.blogspot.com) • How to wear summer suits. Though I can’t promise your colleges won’t suspect you’re secretly a fashion blogger if you do.  (thestyleblogger.com) • Style influences for a middle aged man. (greyfoxblog.com) • Advocating heavier cloths for summer. (permanentstyle.co.uk) • Die, Workwear! goes weird, wants single-button sleeves on sport … [Read more...]

Introducing | Luxire Custom Shirts

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Luxire shirts is an online custom shirtmaker headed by Arnaud Rosseau, Parisian and founding partner of Avacci Telagio, the parent company of Luxire headquartered in New Jersey with factories in England and India.  I first learned of Luxire shirts through my friend Andy Gilchrist of Ask Andy About Clothes but it was not until Luxire contacted me directly that I had the opportunity to wear their product. The initial contact … [Read more...]

Brand Review: Ralph Lauren Rugby

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I recently visited the Ralph Lauren Rugby Store in Covent Garden. I happened to be in the area with my friend Barima as we were waiting for a friend and, deciding not to spend the idle minutes poking around in the Apple store, we thought we’d have a look. It occupies a spectacular Georgian double-fronted mansion that was formerly home to LK Bennett, the women’s fashion brand. Facing onto the bustling and increasingly upmarket Piazza … [Read more...]