Linkroll: Drake’s, SuitSupply, Duke of Windsor…


• Drake’s FW 2013. ( • Five SuitSupply FW 13/14 items. ( • 5 things we can learn from Duke of Windsor. ( • The 25 most powerful people in menswear. ( • A tale of two shirtings. ( • Oak Street Bootmakers for Woodlands chukka. ( • Repatinating shoes with Carreducker. ( • … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Lubiam, Clutch Bag, Tweed…


• Lubiam S/S ´14 @ Pitti Uomo 84. ( • For better & worse: The clutch bag. ( • The story of tweed. ( • Summer styles then and now. ( • Late summer outfit. ( • Blue is the new black. ( • Ivy style humor: Neckwear. ( • Shooting outfits. ( • Peak … [Read more...]

Notes of a Fuddy Duddy


I am no longer what is universally considered a 'young man.' I know this because someone informed me of the fact very recently, touching me firmly on the wrist as they might a nervous patient to whom they were dispensing a diagnosis. I also know it because I have recognised in myself some peculiar fuddy duddyness: skepticism is creeping over me like a vine,  I have an increasing desire for solitude and am starting to adopt the inherited … [Read more...]

Linkroll: Drake’s Autumn, Sportcoats & Jeans, Masaru Okuyama…


• Drake's new season selection. ( • Which sport coats can be worn with jeans? ( • Introducing Japanese shoemaker Masaru Okuyama. ( • Lord Fairhaven's wardrobe. ( • Study and variation on the jacket pockets. ( • It’s all in the collar. ( • Arcuri Cravatte bespoke tie review. … [Read more...]

Notes On The Modern Interpretation Of Craftsmanship


Craft; there’s nothing quite like it. Just think of it. What else can justify the length of time it takes from commission to delivery other than ‘craftsmanship’? “Thank you sir, this will take two months” the assistant says coolly. “Ok. Can I pay more to have it done quicker?” “It won’t be much quicker than that, I’m afraid sir. You see, this is not a fashion emporium. We employ craftsmen.” “Ah. Ok. So I … [Read more...]