Silly Suits

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“That’s a silly suit!” a client exclaimed to me recently, observing a long-haired rake, reclining languorously in a chair in a light grey suit with a thick white window check. We had been looking around to capture the attention of the overworked waiting staff, and the rake was difficult to ignore. The rest of the room was a forest of dark grey and blue, so uniform that it looked like a gigantic canteen for household staff. In the … [Read more...]

Bringing Sexy Back

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I recently read some clickbait nonsense on Buzzfeed. It was so provocatively titled that it reminded me of those appalling articles that are consistently recycled in women’s magazines, promising the reader the priceless secrets to “younger looking skin”, “endless love”, “indestructible self-confidence” and “mind-blowing sex.” This particular title offered “25 suit hacks that will make any man look instantly sexy.” Yes, … [Read more...]

Taliare London

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Taliare: From the Latin verb ‘to cut’ and the origin of the word tailor If you’ve read any of my past articles here or on BespokeMe you might recall me mentioning Erlend Norby. A lovely guy, originally from Norway, over the years we’ve become good friends and often share a few pints together while discussing the finer points of tailoring. Erlend first studied in Paris as a modelist – someone who cuts and creates a suit. Erlend … [Read more...]

Bulldog & Wasp Launch Event

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Dear Men’s Flair Reader, All work and no play makes...you know the rest. To celebrate the official launch of my clothing label, Bulldog & Wasp, I'd be delighted if you could join me on Thursday 12th March for an evening of fine clothing, good conversation and discovery. During the course of the evening not only will you get a chance to see and purchase some of Bulldog & Wasp's fine shirts and ties (at a 10% discount on the … [Read more...]

Sartorial Skiing

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Winter sports are without doubt the most glamorous thing about the colder months. When your nose is running, and your pasty, dry skin is occasionally coloured beet red by a cruel northerly wind, the lapping water, linen shirts, Ray Bans, and Negronis of a glamorous July seem as far away as those brightly twinkling winter stars. Christmas and the New Year yield some champagne-fuelled merriment and excuse for sartorial grandiloquence, but … [Read more...]