Month: August 2010

Before departing London for another semester of university back in the States, I had a day or two to do those things I spent all summer saying would get done…

So fashion has relented and will now produce plus-size designs with Marc Jacobs leading the charge. I for one am not particularly surprised. For years, high-end clothiers have resisted the…

There is a long tradition in England of men wearing brown suede shoes with suits, in particular blue shirts. In fact my first encounter with the look came as a…

A gentleman wakes on an average, overcast morning. He performs his toilet, selects a suit from his wardrobe and flicks through his shirts for a suitable choice. White is the…

To Catch a Thief (1955) is an Alfred Hitchcock classic starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Grant plays the roll of John Robie, a jewel thief nicknamed “The Cat” who…

We all known how flooded the market is with supposed “luxury goods” and “quality bespoke such-and-such,” but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what sorts of things set apart…

We’re half way through August and I’m already planning things in September and October. It’s safe to say summer is done; and so it’s natural that at the moment I’m…

Khaki was never manufactured to stand out. It comes from an Indian word meaning “dust coloured”; fabrics in this shade were first produced as camouflage for the British Indian Army…