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...]

Sharp & Dapper Shirt Stays

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They say that necessity is the mother of invention. However, in the modern age I find that the opposite is often true. There are so many products that create problems in order to sell solutions. Like the myriad bathroom cleaners that profess a singular, unique purpose – when a basic, multi-purpose bleach would often suffice. There are widgets, bobbits and all manner of tools that purport an essential need; ‘invent today and find the … [Read more...]

MTailor: Getting Tailor-Measured By Your iPhone

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‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’ I like science a lot; I even subscribe to a Facebook page titled: ‘I f**king love science.’ But I’m not entirely sure how the technology I’m reviewing today works – I’m content to think of it as magic. Mtailor I received an email some weeks ago from Miles Penn of MTailor asking if I’d like to review a MTM shirt made by them. The online MTM shirtmaker … [Read more...]