Category: Ruffs, Cuffs and Farthingales

This is a series of unhappy musings on the unfairness, unpleasantness and unsavoury aspects of menswear. The author is in a tender state when he creates these. Please have sympathy.…

One would think that naming a formal clothing hire company after hardy labourers would be a misstep, but Yardsmen – the newest startup backed by the enfant terribles of Savile…

When it comes to tailoring or ready to wear, Berluti isn’t exactly the first brand that comes to mind. “Shoes, isn’t it?” someone vaguely acquainted with the name correctly guessed.…

I’ll probably get ridiculed for saying this by die-hard classicists, but navy suits are vastly overrated. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t dislike them. I will always feel obliged to…

The Darwin The Darwin man is a serious soul. A ‘transport entrepreneur’ (he sells vintage tricycles to commuters) and a ‘professional mixologist’ (he runs a pop-up bar on the river),…

If there is one constant between all of the online tailoring houses I have reviewed, it is that none of them have failed to impress me with the internationality of…

“That’s a silly suit!” a client exclaimed to me recently, observing a long-haired rake, reclining languorously in a chair in a light grey suit with a thick white window check.…

I recently read some clickbait nonsense on Buzzfeed. It was so provocatively titled that it reminded me of those appalling articles that are consistently recycled in women’s magazines, promising the…