Month: September 2010

Last year I wrote of an exasperating experience with H&M that highlighted one of the major problems with retailers of that enormity and economy; sourcing. Quite simply, they don’t do…

Many of the great dressers had curious quirks. For example, according to Francois Chaille, the bespoke ties of Aristotle Onassis were tailored from more than six feet of fabric –…

On the 4th September Jermyn Street, London’s shoe-and-shirt mecca, was closed to traffic. However, this was no ordinary inconvenience. The entire street had been taken over for the celebration of…

It is not an ‘everyday’ coat The camel coat is the most eye-catching outer garment in menswear. Winter metropolitan streets and avenues are crowds of blues and greys; smart, but…

When a tailor is genuinely satisfied with his work, you can be sure of your own satisfaction. As Russell smoothed the deep blue herringbone tails of both my groom-to-be brother…

While my taste usually remains somewhere under the large umbrella of “classic style,” whatever that means, I am prone to having “moments” if you will. For a period of time,…