Month: May 2010

As you’ll know if you occasionally cross the ether to BespokeMe, my main preoccupation is London’s hidden gems and lesser known retailers. However, my curiosity and love of finding interesting…

Read More Across The Pond: Adrian Jules

“If there’s one thing that women find unattractive”, so I have been told, “it’s seeing the vanity of women reflected in men.” Women are apparently happy to admit their own…

Read More The Belted Cardigan

If there is one aesthetic I have no interest or skill in adapting it is that of the 1970s Martini Cinzano man. The gigantic open collar, the hideous golden necklace…

Read More Forgotten: The White Jacket

The failure of the UK’s summer to get off the launch-pad required that I buy a mid-weight coat on Saturday. I selected a rather nice heavy twill cotton Pea Coat…

Read More On My Soapbox: Over-Branding

When friends of mine ask advice about whether to buy off-the-rack or made-to-measure, my first question is always what they want, and expect, to get out of a made-to-measure suit.…

Read More The Unstructured Jacket

I never expect anyone to follow my advice. I am one of those people who is confident in dispensing opinion but cynical as to its interpretation and use; I always…

Read More The Importance Of Contrast

The UK’s general Election has so far had me travelling back and forth to my boss’s constituency, and tramping the pavements of London. All this travelling has forced me to…

Read More The Impact of Technology

I was greatly saddened to see the decline of Waterstone’s on Oxford Street. Though there was still a mighty flagship a few hundred meters away on Piccadilly, the loss of…

Read More Brand Review: Uniqlo

It’s one of the great ironies of life that the jobs that are most fulfilling come with the least financial reward. That’s what I’ve found anyway. In terms of my…

Read More Velo-re Belts Revisited