Month: April 2010

There is always much talk of sprezzatura and affected nonchalance in men’s dressing and style, and has been for at least some 500 odd years or so. Too often though,…

Read More Sprezzatura Revisited

Currently the UK is in the grip of a general election. I say grip, it’s more of a weak handshake. You may know that I am a part-time scribbler and…

Read More Taking The Plunge

Buying ‘blind’ is not a pursuit for the faint of heart. In online shopping terms, there are degrees of ‘blindness’ – varying levels of knowledge about the product to be…

Read More Brand Review: Herring Shoes

Last week on my post about Carreducker shoes someone left a comment asking if I actually liked the half-cuts I’d pictured. One of the interesting things about writing articles for…

Read More A Question Of Taste

Men have been shaving for thousands of years, using everything from seashells, to sharpened rocks, and eventually metal tools. These metal tools changed many times over, but the modern Double…

Read More Cutting it Close

You wouldn’t necessarily pick a former English teacher and a former PR executive both with a love of Radio 4 as revolutionaries, but that is the impression I got of…

Read More Carréducker Shoes

While most clothing enthusiasts are familiar with the “usual suspects” in the shirt making industry, e.g., Barba, Finamore, Borrelli, the list can go on and on, there are plenty of…

Read More Camiceria Mazzarelli

It’s inevitable that a child, quite demonstrably informed by an adult not to do ‘something’, will eventually do ‘something.’ It should also come as no surprise that another adult, demonstrably…

Read More Suit Mash Ups