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What Not to Wear to a Wedding

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:18:20 +0000

When someone asked me recently whether they should wear a blue suit or a grey suit to a wedding, I realised that my mind did not turn to what the…

Sartorial Stereotypes: Summer Jackets

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 07:55:36 +0000

The Seersucker The Seersucker man is very proud of his 7 year old daughter. She has only just begun to play the piano, and yet he has already filled his…

The Line on Linen

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:32:09 +0000

Seeing that everyone in this Buzzfeed generation is addicted to lists, I thought I would generate another easily digestible seasonal tasting menu, this time on the subject of linen suits.…

The Ten Style Commandments of Summer

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 21:40:06 +0000

In honour of the fact that summer is upon us, and that I haven’t written a thing since the spring, I thought I would rant vigorously and bitterly about summer…

The Dinner Suit – Henry Poole & London Craft Week, 5 May 2016

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:22:17 +0000

Black Tie. Are there any two more powerful words you can place on an invitation? The stipulation is so complete, so final and so gently authoritative. It hits like a…

Odd Trousers That Every Man Needs

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:11:02 +0000

I don’t really know many men who wear odd trousers. Most men have a wardrobe of suits and denim: the former is the anchor for the working week, the latter…

Sartorial Love/Hate: Casentino Coats

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:50:54 +0000

“Jesus. His coat has seen better days” a colleague murmured as we were flicking through some of the best captures of the biannual peacock-fest that is PittiUomo. It was somewhat…

Massimo Dutti Personal Tailoring Refresh

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:08:40 +0000

I first reviewed Massimo Dutti’s Personal Tailoring product three years ago. The made-to-measure ‘tailoring’ concept was a straightforward adjustment of a Massimo Dutti suit block. Once the jacket size with…

Country Weekends

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:35:07 +0000

One of my professional acquaintances recently told me over lunch they had taken my advice and secured a private country house for post-Christmas celebrations and New Year’s fireworks and champagne.…

How to Make a Cheap Suit Look Expensive

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:16:03 +0000

“How do you make cheap clothing look expensive?” is one of the most common questions I am asked. The belief is that there is some trick afoot, some skill through…