Month: October 2009

Of all the great inventions, for the man of style the umbrella ranks as one of the most important. It protects him and his treasured clothes from all forms of…

Read More The Great Debate: Umbrellas

As any of my friends will testify, I am not adverse to something playful draped around my midriff. These belts by Swiss born Betty Galizzi (short for Bettina) certainly fit…

Read More Velo-re Belts

In a bid to avoid repeating the advice of others, I spent this week looking through past Men’s Flair posts. This one, by Winston, advocating patterned trousers chimed with me.…

Read More Taking Winston’s Advice

Many moons ago I wrote, somewhat verbosely, of my admiration for style resourcefulness and sartorial alchemy. I am continually impressed by the unpolished gems that some style gurus manage to…

Read More Sartorial Alchemy In Practice Part 1

I spotted this jacket on a recent visit to Nino’s. I liked it straight away. Made in Italy it’s pure linen with a floating canvas, working button holes, satin lined…

Read More Is Bespoke Always Better?

A couple of years ago, I made some suggestions to readers on the subject of Halloween fancy dress. A friend who had read the article told me that he agreed…

Read More Halloween Costumes

Still gleaming over my recent Lardini find, I decided to order more clothes from Yoox’s Final Sale. I settled on three jackets and a pair of jeans, all by makers…

Read More Stingy Always Pays Twice