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

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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...]

Reader Question Part II: Specifics of Business Casual Wardrobe

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This post follows directly from the last in which we discussed how one could be classically dressed while being comfortable and unstuffy in a workplace with a casual dress code. Our reader is a recent graduate so cost is a factor. The wardrobe also needed to accommodate a large variety of social and work based scenarios. In this part I will outline a core wardrobe of clothes that should achieve all of the above. It’s also important to bear … [Read more...]

Reader Question: Classic Style at the Workplace with Business Casual Dress Code

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I am graduating college in 6 months, have had a few unpaid internships, and all of a sudden find myself with the chance at an incredible job.  I have read a few of your articles on suits on a budget, I especially liked the one on maximum shirt and tie combo (http://www.mensflair.com/style-advice/five-shirts-three-ties.php), but I had a couple of questions. 1. How much does classic style differ from region to region?  I'm hoping to work in … [Read more...]

Looking Ahead

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As strange as it may seem this time of year the big labels and retailers preview their spring and summer collections. As a blogger with a reasonably sized audience I get plenty of invites. For the most part I turn them down, BespokeMe isn’t really about labels. However, I do love my clothes and while the whims and fancies of fashion are hardly my concern, nevertheless, I can’t afford to buy all my clothes bespoke. I am dependent on the … [Read more...]

Cream and Beige Tweed for City Gents

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A few weeks ago I commissioned another piece of tailored clothing. I opted for a double breasted mallard green Harris Tweed jacket. The cloth has a herringbone weave with classic small flecks of colour running through the weave. Typically, when one thinks about tweed cloth one thinks in terms of brown, green and fawn grounds, regardless of any overlaying checks. After all, those colours reflect the origins and heritage of the cloth not to … [Read more...]