Month: March 2010

One morning, a gentleman by the name of Paul Stuart awoke, put on his navy worsted suit with a solid grenadine tie and brown wingtips, only to find upon arriving…

Read More Clothes With (A) Character

It’s rather uncanny that the garment in a gentleman’s wardrobe that reveals the most about his style progress is the ubiquitous denim jean. As a teen youth, he may have…

Read More The Way We Wear Denim

Since my first bespoke suit, several years ago, my tastes have evolved through a process of trial and error, making it very clear what suits me and what does not.…

Read More Getting the Length Right

As I made clear recently, I’m on something of a scented odyssey. It has turned out to be a rather interesting journey. I received a tip off about a little…

Read More Portland General Store

Any chap who has manned-up and bought underwear for his girlfriend understands all too well the myriad of pitfalls that lay in wait. For example, when asked “what cup size…

Read More The Perfect Boxer Short

I have always been fascinated by material. It has consistently amazed me how many variations of texture, weave and tactility can be conjured from tiny strands of fabric; not only…

Read More My Favourite Things: Materials

The Sanders buck shoe The Sanders buck shoe man was quietly insistent that his daughter inform her class that her father was not, as she had previously speculated, a ‘ship…

Read More Shoe Stereotypes

There are things I utterly love about the bespoke clothing ‘experience’ and there are also areas which think leave a lot of room to be desired. A throbbing, temple-grindingly painful…

Read More Bespoke But Bland