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...]

Sebastian Ward Review

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It’s fair to say that shirts are an addiction of mine. Some sartorialists choose footwear as their vice, others nearly bankrupt themselves through repeated visits to Savile Row. I have even known one man to be utterly besotted with socks, so much so that he had an entire six drawer chest full of them. I am pretty attached to ties, I must admit. But shirts are a greater extravagance. I always flit from selecting basic whites and blues – … [Read more...]

Ravis Tailor Review

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There’s more to Asian tailoring than Hong Kong and Hong Bang. Ravi’s Tailors might not be the most famous ‘distance’ tailors available online but they are certainly one of the oldest. Founded in 1991 by Ravi Daswani in the Bangkok Palace Hotel, Ravi’s is a singular operation. If the website looks nearly twenty years old, that’s because it is. Back in 1998, Richard James was the darling of Savile Row, the toast of the new … [Read more...]

Hrothgar Stibbon Briefcase Review

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I have long needed a new briefcase. My old, tanned leather case “Brian” (so named because of my incorrigible fetish for alliteration) had put in a good shift, but long shown signs of serious fatigue. A Frenchman by birth, he was no doubt shocked by the appalling English weather. His soft sides were tearing at the seams; his supple and all-too-delicate skin was deteriorating. To look at him had become distressing. Much like a woman … [Read more...]