He Lives Like a Pharaoh

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I am not much of a fan of television. Most of it is weak, immature entertainment inspired by the very worst elements in society. However, sometimes the formula works exceedingly well and the effect is powerful and enduring. I approached Boardwalk Empire with caution, as it had been much hyped and ballyhooed; whenever I buy into hype, I am invariably disappointed. However, even allowing for a dash of hype, I have been thoroughly impressed with … [Read more...]

Forgotten Style Heroes: E Berry Wall

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First there was the Dandy; then, there was the Dude. First there were trousers and riding jackets; then, there were thigh high boots and Glen Plaid pantaloons. Although they could not be more stylistically opposed, the Dandy and the Dude do share the taste for rebellion; the former against the unwashed, perfumed and bewigged fashions of fops; the latter against the plain, austere façade of Victorian respectability. But though the Dandy is … [Read more...]

Dressing Like James Bond

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This article is guest post by Matt Spaiser of The Suits of James Bond. Every man admires James Bond's clothing, but have you wondered what makes the secret agent's clothes so special? It's mostly about the suits, and a well-fitted suit makes all the difference. But what about the style? Bond's suits have always been on the more traditional side, often with 3-piece suits for the office, though Bond always found some way to bring elements of … [Read more...]

Style Icon: Matteo Marzotto

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There aren’t many Chairmen or Chief Executives who are worthy of the title ‘style icon.’ Despite being in the pink financially, Captains of Industry don’t dress as their myth would suggest. A great number probably use tailors but evidence of their use is never apparent; a lot of the sheeny-shiny stiff-as-a-board suits worn by business leaders are possibly very expensive, despite being laughably ghastly. A lack of interest is … [Read more...]

Albert Ahoy: The Monegasque Royal Wedding

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Another wedding, another balding royal; but this time there was something slightly peculiar about the ensemble, something Mediterranean. In the tiny, Hyde Park-sized principality of Monaco, Prince Albert II married his South African bride Charlene Wittstock in the Saturday sunshine. There was no carriage ride, no cavalry guard, no scarlet tunics or polished riding boots. Instead, the Grimaldi scion wed in an ivory-white military uniform … [Read more...]