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…

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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…

Read More The ‘Big’ Question

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…

Read More Brown Suede Shoes And Suits

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…

Read More Beyond The Pale

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…

Read More A Stylish Movie: To Catch A Thief

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…

Read More Lasting Luxury

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…

Read More The Season Ahead – A Jean Jacket

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…

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