I think that's my point with your last item there Robi - I'm editing more for what I actually wear. Even if some things are always worth having because they're special when they are are worn (eg black tie or a purple wool jacket!) I…

The jackets I picked for winter

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That’s a great article . Almost a capsule wardrobe for autumn/ winter. But now please show us what trousers you picked that go with all the jackets ? Also , over what period will those items be worn ..3 months , 6 months ? And…

The jackets I picked for winter

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I guess it's mostly my line of work Carl - I don't really have business meetings in that sense. If I do, it's with fashion people, rather than something a lawyer or banker might have. And for a formal lunch or similar, I'd prefer my…

The jackets I picked for winter

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Regards tailoring. Full price I’d rather pay more and get something much nicer. However lately tk maxx has been quite flooded with their jackets, and honestly, for under 30£, there was about 3 jackets I would grab if I could only get my size. One…

What would I buy from Massimo Dutti?

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That's a big change Paul - I'd think it unlikely. It's easier if you think about the specific things that need to be altered. It's easy to slim the body, for example, but very hard to alter the shoulder width, particularly if it's not a…

Combray: Vintage, high-end menswear

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If you haven't changed that much, then I don't think there's anything wrong with suggesting a baste to bring over. However, I'd also go with what the tailor feels comfortable with, if they would rather not do so.

Video: How to buy a bespoke suit

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What do you think out of interest, Doogie, given what I've said in this piece? I'm not trying to be condescending, but I've tried to explain what's behind the pieces here

What would I buy from Massimo Dutti?

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To be honest it's not a style I'd wear, so I've never thought about it much.

Suit style 3: The double breasted

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From what I know of Reigning Champ, they are not at the same quality level as Merz or Real McCoys. And that's pretty clear from the price too. If you don't want the McCoy's aesthetic, then there's nothing wrong with RC, but it's not the…

The weekend capsule wardrobe

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Interesting and good choices. I wonder why not at least one worsted suit, perhaps in navy, for the occasional business meeting or more formal lunch. I understand why you don't wear it every week, but at least 2-3 times between now and Christmas.

The jackets I picked for winter

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Johnstons is good, a solid Scottish make, but I haven't tried Bompard. However, part of the point of the first article in this series, was to show how you could start to assess knitwear yourself, and stay away from relying on brands. Perhaps have a…

The guide to knitwear fibre: Wool, cashmere and cotton

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Pleased to hear it Ant, thanks. If you have any particular questions you'd find interesting for later points in the series, do let me know

The guide to knitwear fibre: Wool, cashmere and cotton

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People really under estimate the complexity of websites. Having clickable pictures is easy to do, having a full database to search is a big build job. I asked them some questions and they were super nice. And have an eye for unique things so I'll…

Combray: Vintage, high-end menswear

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My English tailor has just announced he will be travelling again to my location with lifting of pandemic travel restrictions. I previously took receipt of my first suit from this tailor 2.5 years ago. I plan to commission my second suit. I'm wondering if it…

Video: How to buy a bespoke suit

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Are the „Made in Portugal“-Coats recommendable?

What would I buy from Massimo Dutti?

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Hi Simon, which tailors would be on your shorelist for a 4x1 DB?

Suit style 3: The double breasted

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Ah, alright, I see. Would you be able to perhaps give an opinion based on what you can see on their website? I've looked, but unfortunately I'm not able to get a Merz sweatshirt anywhere where I live. I don't want to go through the…

The weekend capsule wardrobe

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Hi, Simon. How would you rate cashmere sweaters from JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN and Eric Bompard? Thanks!

The guide to knitwear fibre: Wool, cashmere and cotton

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Really quite fascinating; yet still a bit of a minefield. Its lovely to learn more about all of this - thank you. It always makes me smile when talking with those less informed (not making a judgement, just that some don't know/haven't looked) that there…

The guide to knitwear fibre: Wool, cashmere and cotton

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Charcoal grey can be OK with navy, but it's not always easy - you might need some pattern in the jacket, for example. Mid-grey will be safest

How to wear separate jackets and trousers

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Yes, we could have gone into more detail just on those, but it would have made this even longer I guess. There's so much more detail on all these types of fibre. The general point here applies though, that British wools are coarser but also…

The guide to knitwear fibre: Wool, cashmere and cotton

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Good points David, but this is one guy doing it in his spare time. I think those points could be put more constructively

Combray: Vintage, high-end menswear

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In my personal opinion, no I don't think it is, as I had it made here. However, I saw the guys this week in London, and tried on their completely unstructured jacket for the first time. That type of jacket would be casual enough I…

Saman Amel made-to-measure jacket: Review

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Hi Bilal, If in doubt, it's worth avoiding. It can stop the fabric from breathing so well, or hold odour more. It's also often added just to make the fabric cheaper. But, a small amount is OK if it's there to add a particular type…

The best cloths of Spring/Summer 2020 – featuring Anglo-Italian

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