InStitchu UK Interview

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1. What is the InStitchu UK story and what are you seeking to achieve in tailoring? InStitchu UK was born out of necessity after my business partner and I were unable to find a high quality, tailor made suit for under £600. It was at this point I approached the Australian business (now the market leader) and proposed helping them setup the business here in the UK, knowing that people like myself would love a service like this. Our vision … [Read more...]

Pitti Style Icon: Mr Raro

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Pitti Uomo is one of the most salivating experiences for internet-trawling fashionistas and the sartorially savvy. I won’t insult the intelligence of readers by explaining, for the 96th time, exactly what it is. You all know what it meant to be, what it actually is and why it gets so much feverish coverage from bloggers and style columnists at this time of year. Personally, I delight in the trove of Pitti peacocks. Life, and people, can be … [Read more...]

Linkson Jack: The Benefits of Bespoke Ties

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I was fortunate enough to receive an eagerly awaited parcel a few days ago, my first two bespoke ties. Having a bespoke tie made is a completely new experience for me, and not something that I've been able to afford before, nor is it an experience I've really considered. I am pleased to report however, that having trialled the process for the first time, I am a complete and utter convert. The ties were cut by an up-and-coming menswear name … [Read more...]

Unfuddying the DB Jacket

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Of all the notions to make the young man-about-town shiver in fear, there’s nothing quite as soup-stained, floral-carpeted and suffocatingly musty as fuddy duddyness. A sleek young chap in his slim dark jeans and grey flannel blazer draws a hand through his smooth hair, fresh from a cocktail in some private Soho haunt that no one knows about (but pretends they’ve heard of) he glances sideways at the slow-moving traffic on Regent Street, … [Read more...]

The Trouser Department I: Turn-Ups

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I've been meaning to run a series taking a closer look at trousers for some time and given that my last couple of columns have been quite political, I thought that it would be prudent to return to the business of dressing itself. I have a particular interest in trousers at the moment, not only because I'm finding it increasingly difficult to find trousers that I'm prepared to wear off-the-peg, (you can read about the ongoing trouser crisis on my … [Read more...]