Reiss Made to Measure

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Personal tailoring is, without a doubt, the most magnetic vogue of the past five years. Since the New Dawn of the mid-noughties, the process of ‘getting something made’ has come on leaps and bounds. Before this renaissance, tailoring only really existed in a few limited worlds. The most splendid of all, Savile Row, provided but small inspiration. The grand and dusty emporiums that make its name, rich with history and fame, lacked the … [Read more...]

Autumn Staples

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It's difficult not to fall in love with a city like London during the autumn. The leaves that provided sun-dappled splendour in summer now crunch underfoot, scattered across the cobbles and tarmac like Nature's confetti. The majestic clotted-cream buildings reflect the late afternoon's strawberry pink light like some monumental meringue, and the cool October wind bites into the tanned skin of summer. It's also rather difficult not to fall in … [Read more...]

25 Iconic Cars for Style Aficionados’ Appreciation, Part 1

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There are many beautiful and stylish cars that would be appreciated by style enthusiasts, but included on this list are only those that earned iconic status or were in some way influential. 1. Citroen DS From the moment DS was unveiled at Paris Motor Show in 1955 it caused a stir among general public with it's radical design and unconventional never-before-seen features. Editors of Classic & Sports Car magazine named Citroen DS … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Dandies, a Cad, and the Sartorialist…

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• All the dandies together. (dandyportraits.blogspot.com) • Interview with Cad and the Dandy. (stjames-style.blogspot.com) • Sartorialist is still worth a visit now and then. (thesartorialist.com) • Looking informally formal. (lordwhimsy.com) • A closer look at Crittenden’s Ivy sport coat. (ivy-style.com) • Why Pierre Cardin is greatest menswear brand of all time. (asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com) • Affordable … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Gold Stripes, Alden, J.M. Weston…

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• A rich man’s fabric: super 210s worsted with 24k gold stripes (suitorial.blogspot.com) • Alden navy suede tassel mocc. (aheadlongdive.com) • J.M. Weston's new shop on Jermyn St. (theshoesnobblog.com) • Loro Piana made-to-measure knitwear. (therakeonline.com) • Favourite dressed-down formal combination. (permanentstyle.co.uk) • Film: Invisable shoemaker. (vimeo.com) • Tie tying in silence. (vimeopro.com) • … [Read more...]