Joining the London Crew


“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...]

The Judgment of a Woman


"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...]

Linkroll: Frankendandy, Silk Knit, Trunk Labs…


• The Frankendandy for Halloween ( • The soft silk knit. ( • Shopping London: Trunk Labs. ( • Casentino wool. ( • Paul Evans Cagney cap toe oxfords review. ( • Visiting Ledbury. ( • The Shoe Snob and J.Fitzpatrick footwear. ( • Checks for fall. ( • Book review: Vicuña: … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Shaggy Dogs, Shetland, Zegna…


• J. Press York Street’s trim Shaggy Dogs sweater. ( • Shetland sweaters from O’Connell’s. ( • Zegna Codesilk. ( • Lookbook: Massimo Dutti October 2013. ( • Meermin snuff suede derby boots review. ( • Tartan shirts for fall. ( • Things just keep getting better at The Knottery ( • Book … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Lapel Gorge, Shoe Color, Odd Jacket…


• Lapel gorge troubles. ( • What color shoes with what color pants. ( • Mid-way between the odd jacket and the suit. ( • Allen Edmonds 1957 catalog; all models easily wearable today. ( • Drake’s London S/S ´14 @ Pitti Uomo 84. ( • Basics on how a jacket should fit. ( • Free & … [Read more...]