Only Brown

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Founded in June 2011, by Kelvin Cheong, Only Brown is an online purveyor of men’s fine leather accessories.  Mr. Cheong distaste for the praise of black accessories led him to compile a collection of quality items from around the world in a myriad of shades of brown from dark to light and in between, and distribute them from his Singaporean headquarters. I am proponent of brown, yes, even in town.  The number of brown shoes, belts, … [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...]

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...]

Introducing Wardson & Co.

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By now my readers should know my obsession with socks - make that good socks - and I've recently come across another provider of quality hosiery. Wardson and Co is an e-commerce shop with roots in Spain offering a small range of socks, wraps, and foulards AKA scarves. Edson Eguer is the proprietor of W & Co and is proud of the fact that he has been able to establish partnerships with Spanish manufactures with 150 years of experience to … [Read more...]

Review: Made-to-Measure Shirt from Solosso

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I’ve had the pleasure of wearing several made-to-measure (MTM) shirts in my sartorial journey. My most recent experience came by the way of the online shirtmaker Solosso. Solosso is a Swiss owned Singaporean company (don’t ask me how that came about) founded in 2009. They take pride in creating environmentally friendly and socially responsible stylishly tailored custom dress shirts at an affordable price. I’ve taken the time to bring you … [Read more...]