Month: August 2010

The Club Stripe The Club Stripe man wakes up far earlier than he needs to. By 8.00am, he is wandering down the road, in a brass buttoned blazer, grey flannel…

Read More Tie Stereotypes

While continuing my experimentation with ordering made-to-measure dress shirts online, I discovered a relatively new Hong Kong company called Cottonwork. Cottonwork offers a selection of over 750 different fabrics in…

Read More Online Shirt Experiment and Review [Part Two]

The Godfather of sprezzatura, some say, is the now legendary Gianni Agnelli, the whipped-cream-haired motor magnate who famously wore his watch over his shirt sleeve in order to be able…

Read More The Undercover Hippy

I was reading Stephen Pulvirent’s recent post entitled Man of Style/ Man of Fashion which started me thinking – always dangerous. Then I thought some more, and finally decided to…

Read More A Man Of Style – I Hope

I don’t often visit Harrods. I used to a great deal when I lived, briefly, in South Kensington. Now that I am in Westminster, it isn’t as convenient a jaunt;…

Read More Brand Review: Magnanni

It’s surprising what some people consider a waste of money. I recently had a heated discussion with a friend about flowers (yes, you read that correctly; ‘heated’, ‘about flowers’) as…

Read More Bespoke Morning Dress: Part 1

“In the classical European humanistic tradition, fashion was always thought to be antithetical to good taste. A person blindly following the whims of fashion was without style, whereas a man…

Read More A Man Of Style / A Man Of Fashion