Internet Tailoring Series: Interview with Andreu Fernandez of Tailor4Less

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Let’s face it. Internet tailoring is like a lottery draw held in the middle of a soggy minefield during an electrical storm: if something can go wrong, it probably will. You’re uncertain. You doubt them. I hear you; which is why I am interviewing a series of these firms to get the individual lowdown on their product and service. For the second interview, I spoke with Andreu Fernandez of Tailor4Less. 1. What is the Tailor4Less … [Read more...]

Why Retro Style Will Always Win

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One of the things you can be certain of, aside from a visit from the grim reaper and the tax man – who are, in many people’s books, one and the same thing – is that fashions will always change and will inevitably provide much mirth and embarrassment once they have ceased to be the vogue. It is said that the strangeness of fashion increases in direct proportion to the time elapsed since its peak. A good test is to watch movies filmed … [Read more...]

Joining the London Crew

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“Ohmygodyouknowwhat? I love J Crew!” I heard a girl squeal as she passed the American brand’s new London store on the oh-so-desirable and revitalized Regent Street – which now eclipses the famous-but-tired Oxford Street for footfall – and has seen (and will continue to see) the opening of grand new emporiums for the likes of Gant, Hackett and Tommy Hilfiger, whereas the street that Selfridges calls home gets, er, a new Primark. If … [Read more...]

Internet Tailoring Series: Interview with Bobby Miloev of Dragon Inside

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Let's face it. Internet tailoring is like a lottery draw held in the middle of a soggy minefield during an electrical storm: if something can go wrong, it probably will. Taking your own measurements, sending them off to a faceless organisation on the other side of the world, draining your accounts and praying for the best never does sound like much fun. There are so many questions: how good could the fit be without any (basted) fittings? What … [Read more...]

The Judgment of a Woman

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"He's the best dressed man at the wedding" she shouted, gesturing towards a nameless gentleman who was propped up at a dark, unmanned bar with a watery single malt. The ghostly cavern which he inhabited was a reminder of the fact that this was an out-of-season resort; a slab of granite that would, in the heat of summer, be adorned with dripping cocktails, was dry and dark. He had sought a relaxing, gloomy repose from the matrimonial merriment; a … [Read more...]