About Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams blogs at BespokeMe and is based in London. His clothing label Bulldog & Wasp represents his philosophy that style is a frame of mind not just a state of dress.

Taliare London

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Taliare: From the Latin verb ‘to cut’ and the origin of the word tailor If you’ve read any of my past articles here or on BespokeMe you might recall me mentioning Erlend Norby. A lovely guy, originally from Norway, over the years we’ve become good friends and often share a few pints together while discussing the finer points of tailoring. Erlend first studied in Paris as a modelist – someone who cuts and creates a suit. Erlend … [Read more...]

Bulldog & Wasp Launch Event

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Dear Men’s Flair Reader, All work and no play makes...you know the rest. To celebrate the official launch of my clothing label, Bulldog & Wasp, I'd be delighted if you could join me on Thursday 12th March for an evening of fine clothing, good conversation and discovery. During the course of the evening not only will you get a chance to see and purchase some of Bulldog & Wasp's fine shirts and ties (at a 10% discount on the … [Read more...]

Steve Skippen of Shoeshine UK

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I hate cleaning shoes. Some men I know derive therapeutic benefit from it, though I scarcely know why. That said, I do like my shoes to be well kept and last. So I’ve read the innumerable articles littered around the internet on the art of shoe shining, methods of achieving a high shine and reviews of various potions. Having read so many of these forensic expositions even now I’m buggered if I could tell you which the right way is. In … [Read more...]

Bulldog & Wasp

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It seems an age since my last article for Men’s Flair, and I should start by thanking Bilal for inviting me back. I always enjoyed writing for this website as it was a genuine enthusiast’s site. Enthusiast is exactly how I would describe myself, and I guess I’ve taken that enthusiasm to the ultimate extreme. The reason for my prolonged absence is that having threatened to set up my own clothing label I’ve actually gone and done … [Read more...]

Last Minute Stocking Fillers

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Christmas is only a few days away but you have just enough time to order some last minute gifts if pounding the pavements has so far proved fruitless. So here are a few of my last minute suggestions. Socks Seriously, I’m one of those odd fellers who really doesn’t mind socks as a gift, provided they’re the right socks of course. Indeed, over the last year I’ve become something of a sock obsessive. But, the first thing to understand … [Read more...]