Month: July 2010

Recently browsing a collection of vintage sartorial illustrations, I was caught by an interesting and attractive ‘suggestion’; the scene (pictured above) is the deck of some vacation steamer or private…

Read More The Cutaway Tuxedo

Warby Parker, an upstart eyewear company started by four students who met at the Wharton School of Business, has come up with an interesting new concept in eyewear sales.  They…

Read More Warby Parker Interview

Preppyism, that smart, collegiate and usually colourful attire, is one of the most enduring and yet one of the most vilified forms of dress. For though it finds back slaps,…

Read More Sartorial Love/Hate: Shoulder Tie

A few weeks ago I shared with you a design of shoe I was considering having made up and offered under my own label. I thought this week I would…

Read More A Shoe That Fits, Part II

In a little wooded valley in Derbyshire, a neglected building looms over a pond. It’s regimented spacing of small windows, uneventful façade and perfunctory annexes convey the unremarkable; another forgotten…

Read More Brand Review: Viyella

Nothing bites like unfulfilled desire… Few things occupy as much debating time as the topic of Welted shoes vs Blake constructed. As an Englishman it is perhaps natural that I…

Read More Welted -Vs- Blake Stitched Shoes

Men no longer possess the confidence to wear the pastel suit. Even in this post-metrosexual era of peacock tolerance, strutting up to a summer party in a pale blue, yellow…

Read More The Pastel Suit

“Do you put that in your pocket?” the tailor said, handling my knobbly crocodile-skin folding wallet. He seemed surprised, and ever so slightly disappointed. “No” I responded “I usually put…

Read More The Suit Wallet