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...]

Bulldog & Wasp

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It seems an age since my last article for Men’s Flair, and I should start by thanking Bilal for inviting me back. I always enjoyed writing for this website as it was a genuine enthusiast’s site. Enthusiast is exactly how I would describe myself, and I guess I’ve taken that enthusiasm to the ultimate extreme. The reason for my prolonged absence is that having threatened to set up my own clothing label I’ve actually gone and done … [Read more...]

Why Copying Can Be The Best Solution

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Tailoring isn't why I started writing about clothes. I’m well aware that there are countless bloggers, forumers, ‘online personalities’ and seasoned style leaders who are passionate about, even obsessed by, suits. As a result, there is a consistent and formidable stream of introductions, explanations, examinations and reviews. A torrent of information on all kinds of things; off the rack suits, alterations, buttons, made-to-measure, … [Read more...]

NiAlma Shirt Review

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For a good long time, I have always believed that I was never going to become a Bespoke Billy. I love my made to measure and bespoke items, but I also see plenty of value, and relative quality, in off-the-rack items. In most areas, off-the-rack items are increasing in appeal. For instance, Zara’s jacket block is probably the best on the high street and, worryingly, is actually more flattering and better finished than many of the online … [Read more...]