Sir Plus’s Stunning Surplus

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Sir Plus is what's known in colloquial terms as 'a clever one'. Even the name of the company is clever. Its clever because the spelling of said name alludes both to that which is classically British; the honour of knighthood - a concept which brings with it associations of integrity and reliability - and also that which is surplus to requirements. Using that which is surplus to requirements is Sir Plus's business and damn good they are at it too. … [Read more...]

Mensflair Collection for Tailor4Less

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“A man in a suit!” she said “Give me a man in a suit – any day.” The girl who made this remark was twizzling the straw in her drink, in lip-biting admiration of a group of sartorially well-clad men. “What about blazers?” I asked, cheekily. “Huh?” she admonished, realizing that I was clad in what could only be described as a blazer. “Wait. Aren’t they like suits? I thought they were for old men…” The blazer … [Read more...]

Summer Linen: The Stuff of Legend

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Linen, a cloth which truly does have its own unique allure. My own personal love affair with the stuff started long before I became interested in sartorial menswear; I remember distinctly that I used to don some bizarre linen chinos in my early teens during the summer in an attempt to look edgy, matched with ghastly lumberjack checked shirts of the sort that appeals to confused and rebellious adolescents. Today, with several years of … [Read more...]

Style Icon: Michael Caine

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Generally, I'm not a big one for individual style icons; I tend to prefer examining the features of specific historical periods or trends when it comes to dressing. Michael Caine however, is an exception. I grew up watching classic retro films with my father, and upon discovering Michael Caine's films of the 60s and 70s fell in love with his debonair gravitas - and the impact of his suits. His dress sense taught me two things. Firstly, … [Read more...]

The London Sock Company: Seriously Smart Socks

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A couple of weeks ago, I found something waiting for me in my pigeonhole that I had been looking forward to for days, a package of socks from the luxury gentlemen's hosiers, the London Sock Company. The socks in question have intrigued me for some time. Not only is the London Sock Company offering a superior quality product at a distinctly affordable price, but its doing things in a rather distinctive manner. Ryan Palmer is a humble co-captain … [Read more...]